Honda, working with the City of Saitama in Saitama Prefecture, plans to kick off this fall field testing of of the Micro Commuter Prototype β, its micro-sized EV model that was last seen by us this past November. Plans, said the auto company, call for studying
usage patterns and needs of micro-sized mobility products as part of a social system, to solve the various transportation-related issues, especially in urban areas. The testing project will particularly study the potential of a micro-sized EV in various uses including assisting the short-distance daily transportation of senior citizens and car-sharing for commuting and commercial purposes. In addition, the value of a micro-sized EV for child-raising families will also be studied.