Mitsubishi's latest MIEV (Mitsubishi In-wheel motor Electric Vehicle) concept, part of the company's long-term study of putting cars' (electric) power at the wheel, had its close-up in Geneva. Designed by Mitsubishi Design Europe (MDE), the Concept-EZ was derived as an "Urban Capsule" (escape pod?) and although it has the profile of a compact car, its interior space equals that of a larger minivan. The van-shaped sci-fi wagon also offers three predefined interior "modes" tuned to different "moods," or needs: One for passenger space, one for storage space and one — a club-like setting with audio and video players — for lounging. A smoking jacket, pipe, and the entire 1968 season of "Playboy After Dark" on DVD are optional.
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