Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Honda introduces the MC-beta, a micro-sized electric car that's smaller than most

Following the footsteps of other tiny electric vehicles such as the Smart Car For Twoand the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Honda has unveiled its very own miniature car called the MC-β (That's MC-beta to you and me). It looks to be a refinement of the company's line of "micro commuters" and is designed to comply with the "micro-sized mobility products" category that's currently the trend in Japan and Europe (Indeed, it would fit in the latter's L7 motorcycle category)
Meant for eco-friendly short trips around the city, the MC-beta is built on top of a lightweight yet rigid frame and only measures 2,495 x 1,280 x 1,545 mm all around, which is about 90cm shorter than the typical mini car. The release states it has a 3.3 meter minimum turning radius, a maximum range of 80km or so when fully charged, and speeds of more than 70 km/h.
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