Sunday, August 03, 2008

Motorcycle Japan: Toyota launches new two wheel motorised electric scooter - should other makers be worried?

Photo: Electric cord, Japan

Toyota has announced a new product called the "winglet".
Overview of the new machine
  • Winglet, which runs on electricity, goes about 5 kilometers (3 miles) on one charge.
  • goes up to 6 kph (3.7 mph), about the same speed as pedestrians

The product has been released but is not available to customers? It has been tested but not on foreign customers? Will they actually sell it?

Interesting product but seems a bit vague?.

"We hope to create friendly robots that can exist side by side with people," said Uchiyamada. "Winglet will help everyone move around safely and stay active."

The above quote seems a little out of place? Is it a vehicle or a robot?

Video: New Toyota "Winglet"

Video by Japan Times

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer
Aug 1, 12:18 PM EDT

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