KOBOT Electric Vehicle Trial Expands Through University Partnership

KOBOT, a Japanese small electric vehicle venture is rapidly gaining attention for their series of all-electric vehicles. Partnering with Keio University and the City of Fujisawa, KOBOT has begun small-scale testing of the single passenger electric vehicle COMS through a ride-sharing program. Keio University’s Shonan Fujisawa Campus was provided three vehicles as part of a pilot program.

Designed by Toyota Auto Body, the car achieves a top speed of 60km/h, and a full range of 48km at full charge. The car is ideally suited for short, local trips designed in urban and semi-rural settings with the ability to store compact items for short distance travel. 

Due to current vehicle registration laws in Japan, COMS is not permitted on highways, though the program deployment aims to address a growing market need for short-distance mobile transport.

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