The Toyota COMS, the perfect City commuter!

January 31 2017, Marie-Andrée Boisvert

The Toyota COMS, the perfect City commuter!
Small, bold, futuristic, so many adjectives to describe this car that was on display at the Montreal Auto Show this year.

Small, bold, futuristic, so many adjectives to describe this car that was on display at the Montreal Auto Show this year. The Toyota COMS is perfect for solo travel. Moreover, it’s equipped with only one seat with storage for two large grocery bags.

What is COMS?

It’s so different it’s a bit difficult to succinctly define the COMS. It’s said to resemble a cross between a golf cart and a scooter. Personally I would have called it the city "Gooter". It is propelled solely by an electric motor, with a maximum speed of 60 km/h and a range of 50 km.

It goes without saying that if you live in the city or in the countryside, the COMS will not suit your needs. But the fact remains that Toyota is truly a leader in electric cars. So consider using the new Toyota COMS for what it was built to be: a car designed for an urban setting while be environmentally friendly. 

Using the new Toyota COMS for other things

In some large North American cities, traffic density is on the rise. Because of this phenomenon, among the young and the not so young, we’re beginning to see general disinterest in owning a car. This new single-seater would be ideal for ride sharing service when driving within the city.

This would minimize parking problems and all other costs related to conventional cars - all the while preserving your individual autonomy and freedom. 

Montreal in Toyota’s Crosshairs

Toyota chose to present its new North American premiere, the COMS, at the Montreal Auto Show. The manufacturer can envision a perfect fit and potential  for this type of vehicle in a large urban setting that is both fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.

With the unrelenting increase in traffic congestion, not to mention limited parking spaces, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the new Toyota COMS top the list in new ride-sharing fleets.

See the COMS in Montreal for yourself: 

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  • The Toyota COMS, the perfect City commuter!
  • The Toyota COMS, the perfect City commuter!
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