Small-scale courier services, electricians, plumbers or any other professionals who depend on being able to drive through city streets for their livelihoods and need a generous helping of cargo space to boot, may well find the novel mia electric microvan a very good fit indeed. The mia U doesn't have anywhere near the storage space of Ford's trailblazer Transit Connect
electric van that we featured in 2010, but it does have a similar battery range and speed, and places the driver right in the center of the action.
Honda has long championed the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and while this has in the past been largely a technology suited to small cars and even scooters, the Japanese car giant is now thinking bigger.
Honda's new N Box platform was purpose built for Japanese domestic market Kei car regulations - the idea was to create a comfortable, spacious passenger environment for four adults using the available real estate of a minicar platform. The whole N Box package is designed to be customised and the Wa Concept, which took a bow today in Tokyo, has patent leather seats and a traditional Japanese lacquerware exterior. It's gorgeous!