The Rimono EV should reach the market in mid-2017.
Japanese automobile venture Rimono has showcased its project for the future of the mobility in big and traffic overloaded cities.
The 86.6 inches (2.2 meters) long electric vehicle wears the same name as the company that created it, which stands for ”vehicle”or a “thing to drive” in Japanese. It features a body made entirely from waterproof fabric materials or, to be more precise, from the so-called polyester cotton that is also used to make awnings and tarps.
The brain behind the Rimono project is Kota Nezu, the man who created the famous wooden Toyota Setsuna concept earlier this year. The EV is powered by a 5-kilowatt (6.8 horsepower) electric engine, supplied by a 4-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery. Top speed is limited at 28 miles per hour (45 kilometers per hour), while the range on a single charge of the battery stands at around 31 miles (50 km).
“In the production model, the batteries will be easily swappable,” explains Nezu.
As you can see in the attached images, the Rimono offers room for two passengers sitting in a minimalistic cabin with a handlebar steering and an iPad as part of the equipment.
While nothing is confirmed yet, Nezu expects the vehicle to enter production in the summer of 2017.