Honda 3R-C concept World Debut at
Geneva International Motor Show 2010
1st March 2010
revolutionary Honda 3R-C concept will make its world
debut in Geneva, alongside the EV-N concept which
makes its European debut at the show.
Both the three-wheeled 3R-C concept, which envisions
a single occupant vehicle for zero emission commuting,
and the EV-N urban concept, draw on Honda’s
vast working knowledge of vehicles utilising electric
This revolutionary three wheeled battery electric
vehicle concept shows what a future minimal urban
transport vehicle for one person might look like.
The battery electric drivetrain is mounted low in
the three wheeled chassis, therefore keeping the centre
of gravity low and thus improving stability.
The 3R-C has a clear canopy that covers the driver’s
seat while it is parked and not in use. When 3R-C
vehicle is in motion, the canopy becomes an enveloping
wind-shield that provides the pilot, who sits low
in the vehicle, with significant protection from the
bodywork and doors.
high sides of the safety shell seat give greater safety
to the occupant, reducing the threat from side impacts
and improving weather protection. In front of the
driver is a lockable boot area, which gives significant
secure storage for luggage or other items. The 3R-C’s
designers created a flexible cover that surrounds
the upper torso to reduce exposure to bad weather
and improving comfort.
The 3R-C study was created by European designers
working at Honda’s Research and Design facility