Coming from the Land of the Rising Sun, the interesting Fomm Concept One is an electric vehicle with floating capabilities.

Coming from the Land of the Rising Sun, the interesting Fomm Concept One is an electric vehicle with floating capabilities.

It was developed primarily for those who live in areas which are prone to flooding as the EV not only floats but "even moves on water surface" so it has some of the characteristics that you would normally find in a boat. The Japanese vehicle is described by the creators as being "world's smallest class four-seater electric vehicle" since it's just 8.2 feet (2499mm) long, 4.24 feet (1292mm) wide and 5.1 feet (1554mm) tall while tipping the scales at only 1,014 lbs (459 kg).

It should be mentioned this isn't a proper amphibious vehicle since the floating capability should only be used in an emergency situation and after that some maintenance work will be necessary. Power comes from two front in-wheel electric motors each delivering a modest 6.7 bhp (5 kW) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque and working together with cassette-type batteries. Controlling the vehicle is done by using a couple of handlebars similar to those you find on a motorcycle.

At this moment there aren't any details about a production run and Fomm says "all figures are target design values" so it could take a while until we will see the Concept One in real life.

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Fomm Concept One unveiled as floating EV targeting areas vulnerable to flooding [video]