Design / Green / Transportation

Toyota 1/X


Toyota’s 1/X concept compact hybrid offers a glimpse into the future of automotive technology. This ultra-lightweight vehicle boasts the interior space of the Toyota Prius hybrid yet is two-thirds lighter and has twice the fuel efficiency. Toyota1/X is written as a fraction in order to advertise to the world that its vehicle mass, fuel consumption, and total emissions are a fraction of those of other vehicles in its class. A rigid carbon fiber reinforced plastic frame offers durability and strength while keeping the vehicle’s weight under 1,000 pounds. Toyota 1/X was designed not only to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency, but also to develop a more harmonious relationship with society.