If the Concept D5 Mitsubishi van represents a hard and blocky view of the future, this EZ MiEV is a much softer look into next-gen van style and tech.With its ultra-rounded and white pearlescent exterior features, the resemblence of this concept to the iPod from Apple is intentional.
But things in this bubble van are just getting started with the exterior design and wrap-around glass.
With a flat-battery platform an in-wheel electric motors, the EZ MiEV takes cabin versatility to a whole new level. The seats fold to form a full eight-foot bed with room for two adults. The slim seats are able to do this thanks to a collapsable steering column.
Once in bed-down mode, a flat-panel TV screen lowers itself from the roof as the rear headrests slide into the D-pillars. It is all a bit campy but would, in fact, be fun for camping. The only thing missing? Curtains so you and your partner can make some sparks of your own….
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