2013 Tokyo Motor Show in Pictures

Our World’s photographic highlights from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show showcasing the latest in electric, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Toyota hydrogen fuel cell concept car

Toyota FCV Concept. This hydrogen fuel cell car is scheduled to hit the Japanese market in 2015.



The Toyota T•COM two-seater electric. Top speed of 50 kilometers per hour and 50 kilometers per charge.



Nissan New Mobility Concept — a new electric shared car concept. Best illustrated here.


Volkswagen XL1

The Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid boasts fuel efficiency of 0.9 liter/100km.


Volkswagen e-up diesel-electric hybrid

Volkswagen e-up electric vehicle. 0–100 km/h in 12.4 seconds and driving range up to 160 km per charge.


Bridgestone 4D Theatre

Bridgestone in 4D. Tires have never looked so…dimensional.


Yamaha PES1 electric concept

Yamaha PES1 Electric Concept.


Kawasaki EV J concept

Kawasaki electric J Concept three-wheeler.


Lexus RC300h

Lexus RC300h Concept hybrid coupe. Scheduled for release in 2015.


Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S interface panel.


Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S electric. Tesla is the only US manufacturer attending the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.


DeZir Concept car by Renault

Renault DeZir electric concept. 0–97 km/h in five seconds, top speed of 180 km/h. The doors open in opposite directions to give passengers easier access. The Japanese model requires you to take off your shoes before driving.


Toyota iRoad

Toyota’s electric iRoad has a top speed of 45 km/h and a range of 50km per charge.


Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid.


Toyota JPN Taxi concept, LPG hybrid

Toyota JPN Taxi concept, LPG hybrid.


Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan BladeGlider next generation EV concept — an all-electric three-seater powered by two in-wheel rear motors.


Nissan 1DX FreeFlow

Nissan 1DX FreeFlow — a deliberate “Digital Native” design.


2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. 3.8-hour charge time using a domestic charger.


Nissan E-NV200

Nissan’s E-NV200 all-electric people mover and utility van. To be released in 2014.


Large strange figure

We’re still trying to work this one out.

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Sean Wood has been the Creative Director at the UNU Media Studio since 2004. Over the past 20 years he has worked as an art director/designer in motion graphics and interface design. This includes experience with design companies in Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He has worked for an extensive range of clients from multi-national corporations to small design studios.

He was won numerous awards including the Hong Kong Design Association’s excellence award and the Society for New Communications Research 2007 Award of Excellence in the education division.

Daniel Powell

Principal Communications SpecialistUnited Nations University

Daniel Powell is the Principal Communications Specialist at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan where he leads content development, working closely with UN researchers to shape compelling science communication. Before joining UNU in 2012, he spent eight years based in South-East Asia working with research, sustainable development, and photography projects ranging from agriculture, biodiversity, and public health to civil society and migration. Prior to his years in Asia, Daniel was a field/lab biologist with the United States Forest Service specialising in forest mycology and lichenology.