24 Mar '14, 7pm

Fomm Concept One is a floating EV for dangerous times

Fomm Concept One is a floating EV for dangerous times

Somewhat reminiscent of the all-electric Rinspeed sQuba concept from the 2008 Geneva Motor Show , the new Fomm Concept One is an electric car with a bit of buoyancy. This Japanese car is being billed not only as the "world's smallest class four-seater electric vehicle," but also as an EV that floats and "even moves on water surface." In other words, this thing is kind of a boat. And for good reason. The company behind the Concept One is targeting the EV at areas that are prone to flooding, an understandably noble goal for a country with the 2011 Tohoku tsunami still looming large in its rearview mirror. The company says: Flood and water damage resistance capability helps prevent breakdowns even in the floods and downpours that often occur in Southeast Asia. ... Even if caught in a flood, a water-jet generator allows vehicle movement on the water surface. Now, the Concept O...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/03/24/fomm-concept-one-is-...

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