Toyota now has a new way of helping people get around. But don't expect it to come in the form of a four-wheeled vehicle. Instead, Toyota's latest product comes with just three wheels.

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This is the C-Walk T and it's an all-electric scooter. Designed to be compact and comfortable to use in walking areas or large facilities, it's meant to be an alternative means of personal transport.

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Whether you need it for the airport, the shopping mall, or going around a public park, Toyota says the C-Walk T is the perfect travel companion for pedestrians that need something relatively fast, efficient and eco-friendly. Toyota can even configure it to have a seat or work alongside a wheelchair for disabled customers.

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It has a low flat base that measures just 150mm tall for easy boarding and alighting. It weighs 29 kg and has a minimum turning radius of 0.59m for easy maneuverability. The driving force of the C-Walk T is a brushless DC motor that makes 0.25 kW (or 0.33 PS) and is powered by a lithium-ion battery. On a full charge, Toyota says the C-Walk T can cover 14 km. Recharging the battery takes about 2.5 hours using a standard 100V charging device.

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Operating the C-Walk T works much like a traditional scooter. It has an accelerator lever on the left-hand side that can control departure, acceleration, deceleration, and even stopping. Simply squeeze the lever to accelerate, and release the lever to come to a stop.

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It also has brake levers on either side of the steering wheel which can be used to provide greater stopping power. It even has a reverse button for easier maneuvering.

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To ensure the C-Walk T doesn't bump into other pedestrians while in use, Toyota installed an obstacle detection system. It works via a periphery sensor placed at the front of the C-Walk T that can detect a person or obstacle. Upon seeing a possible collision, it issues both a visual and audio alert and can automatically decelerate the scooter to just 2 km/h.

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Afraid to use the electric scooter when going downhill? The C-Walk T has a steep slope detection function that can automatically slow down the scooter when traveling down a steep hill.

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Toyota even mentioned that the C-Walk T has puncture-proof tires, further giving owners more peace of mind while using it.

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The Toyota C-Walk T personal transport is now available in Japanese dealerships. Hopefully, Toyota offers the electric scooter outside of its home market as a standalone model, or as a special bundle when buying a vehicle.

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