The Bamboo EV Unveiled in Japan
In brief: Two unlikely Japanese firms have designed and created a 3-wheeled electric rickshaw called the Meguru (which means "to move").
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Manufacturer: Yodogawa / Kinki Knives
The two Japanese firms, metal working firm Yodogawa and blade maker Kinki Knives Industries, have come together to create the bamboo-styled taxi (rickshaw) called the Meguru.
The vehicle travels about 25 miles on a charge and requires two hours to recharge its lithium-ion battery pack. It has a top speed of 25mph and is a legal road vehicle in Japan.
The frame is metal, but the body and styling pieces are all made from bamboo.
The two firms plan to manufacture the Meguru and sell it for about $10,000.
And so ...
Here's video of the Meguru and it's traditional styling.
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