The concept of all-electric cars is nothing new, of course, but automobile companies are also trying to predict who will be driving these vehicles in the future. Today, as part of the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Toyota revealed its new all-electric i-TRIL Concept car, which it says was designed specifically for single moms.
Even more specifically, Toyota says the i-TRIL Concept car was made for a “sophisticated, single, 30-50 year old active female with two children and a vibrant lifestyle.” That single mom also lives in a small to medium-sized town, according to the company. Toyota says that such locations are growing in Europe, and it believes the people who live there need a car that can be used a lot for various tasks, like taking kids to school, shopping, going to restaurants or just socializing.
The Toyota i-TRIL Concept car is a three-seater (one in the front and two in the back), and is just 2,830 mm long and 1,460 mm high. The car uses the company’s Active Lean technology so that in turns, the car’s body and front tires lean over in corners while the rear tires stay flat. The car has butterfly-opening doors that are supposed to offer quick entry and take up no more room than cars with conventional opening doors.
The range of the all-electric car is supposed to handle 185 miles or so on one single charge, which should be more than enough for most single mother families for their day-to-day needs. Since this is a concept vehicle, there’s no way of knowing when, or even if, you will be able to go into your local Toyota dealer to purchase something like the i-TRIL in the future.
Stay tuned as we are attending the Geneva International Motor Show and will have first-hand reports from the event as they unfold.