It’s official – Toyota i-Road Concept going into production image

Toyota has announced its plans to put the i-Road Concept into production as the three-wheel two-seat electric vehicle is said to hit the market next year.

When we first seen the Toyota i-Road Concept live in Geneva, back in March this year, we never thought that the Japanese based automaker will put it into production but it seems that the company has big plans for the model as the assembly line is just around the corner. The Toyota i-Road Concept, with its 2,350 mm in length, 850 mm in width and 1,445 mm in height, will become a rival for the Renault Twizy.

The Toyota i-Road Concept is taking its power from two electric motors, each of them fitted on a front wheel, mated to a lithium-ion battery pack. Toyota says that the model can speed up to 45 km/h (28 mph) and has a total range of approximately 48 km (30 miles). The weight of the vehicle stands at just 300 kg (661 lbs). Details on the final production version of the Toyota i-Road, including its price list, remain unknown for the moment, but chances are that the company will announce them, once the vehicle will be officially unveiled, in 2014.