Honda is getting ready to show off at the Geneva Auto Show next week a concept vehicle which looks a little like those funky light bikes from the movie Tron. It is called the 3R-C, according to Green Car Advisor, who describes it as a “battery-electric three-wheeler that looks like a closed-cabin mini-car when parked but opens up into a full-faired trike when in motion.”
The 3R-C, according to Honda, is a concept that “envisions a single occupant vehicle for zero emission commuting.” Its battery electric drivetrain is mounted low in the three wheeled chassis and it sports a clear canopy that covers the driver’s seat while it is parked. This canopy, when this vehicle is in motion, becomes “an enveloping wind-shield that provides the pilot, who sits low in the vehicle, with significant protection from the bodywork and doors.”
The 3R-C design, created by European designers working at Honda’s Research and Design facility in Milan, envisions that, for safety’s sake, the high sides of the safety shell seat offer protection from threats of side impacts as well as improving weather protection. There’s no mention of technical specs, such as total driving range or electric engine power.