Future Scoot

Via Wired Autopia:

Honda describes this toaster on wheels — an updating of a scooter it built in the early 1980s — as “a compact EV commuter which offers the casual and convenient mobility of a two-wheeler, but also strives to be useful even when it is not being ridden.”

I like the quirky minimalism that makes it simultaneously toy-like and modern.

Of course it’s got an iDevice-type display, and we love the minimalist vibe.

The Motor Compo shape is reminiscent of Wall-E.

The removable battery, presumably lithium-ion, is “designed to be used as a power source in everyday life.”


All of this is to say that Honda does have some exciting designs going on, even if they may never see the light of day. Similarly awesome is Honda’s EV-N concept from a few years back, that perfectly brings retro modernism into a car.  I think if they had the balls to launch it, the EV-N would give the Mini Cooper a real run for its money.