Toyota’s Single-Seat Electric Cars Debut at Japan Post Offices

Aichi prefecture-based Toyota Auto Body Co. said its vehicles, called Coms, will be the first electric vehicles in Japan to be used for mail delivery. The cars can reach a maximum speed of 60 kilometers an hour, and can run about 50 kilometers between charges. The all-electric cars can be fully charged in about six hours using regular household AC sockets, the company said. Coms are about 2.5 meters long and 1.1 meter wide and have no doors. The cars received special permission from the land ministry to carry double the load of similar sized vehicles, or up to 60 kilograms.