The Honda 3R-C could be looking closer to five decades into the future of minimalist single-person urban transportation with its three-wheeled, battery-powered R&D experiment.
Developed at Honda’s Research and Design centre in Milan, the 3R-C’s electric drivetrain has been mounted as low as possible to improve stability and keep the centre of gravity close to the ground.
A clear canopy covers the driver’s seat when the 3R-C is not in use, and when in motion becomes a windshield for the driver who also sits very low in the vehicle.
The high sides around the seat increase occupant safety and protection from weather, while a lockable boot area in front of the driver means that storage space isn’t entirely neglected.
And while there is little word yet on exactly how the 3R-C works and how one drives one, let alone performance figures or production hints, rest assured the boffins at Honda are keeping a few surprises up their sleeves for the official unveiling on March 2.