The Japan Times Online has described this Japanese three-wheeler as being "a purely traditional Japanese design."
The Japanese three-wheeler was designed and developed by four local Japanese companies in an attempt to attract more tourists to ancient cities like Kyoto and Nara. Tourists will feel the touch of Japanese traditional in the vehicle's specially built doors that are made of Japanese paper called "washi" and painted with vermilion lacquer. The vehicle is powered by lithium-ion batteries, which are rechargeable in home electrical outlets.
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Four Companies Develop Traditional Japanese Three-Wheeler
Published: May 7, 2010 • References: search.japantimes.co.jp