Toyota is entering second phase of its Open Road Project, testing its ultracompact electric three-wheeler i-Road in daily use.
In the first phase i-Road was successfully evaluated by 96 individual users, who tested it in daily use for personal needs. The project is now entering second, more demanding phase, in which i-Road will be used by bussines customers. Bussines use is usually more demanding and cars are also more to shared among different drivers. Toyota hopes to gain insight into how bussines users use the cars, for which tasks, how often are they used and what are the charging habits.
Toyota will also expand the network of parking spaces with charging stations for the test. The secon phase of the project will end in March 2017.