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Honda 3R-C is a fully single-seat three-wheeler powered by a lithium ion battery, created by Honda’s Milan studio. It debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this year. Although I don’t think it’s the personal mobility machine of the future, I think it’s a pretty neat idea!
The 3R-C has a clear canopy that covers the driver’s seat while it is parked and not in use. When 3R-C vehicle is in motion, the canopy becomes an enveloping wind-shield that provides the pilot, who sits low in the vehicle, with significant protection from the bodywork and doors.
The high sides of the safety shell seat give greater safety to the occupant, reducing the threat from side impacts and improving weather protection. In front of the driver is a lockable boot area, which gives significant secure storage for luggage or other items. The 3R-C’s designers created a flexible cover that surrounds the upper torso to reduce exposure to bad weather and improving comfort.