US 9,809,094 B2
Vehicle
Tomoki Yamaguchi, Wako (JP); Hitoshi Hakamada, Waki (JP); and Seiji Honda, Wako (JP)
Assigned to HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Appl. No. 14/900,464
Filed by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Apr. 22, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/061222
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 21, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/175238, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 30, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-090727 (JP), filed on Apr. 23, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0152120 A1, Jun. 2, 2016
Int. Cl. B60J 5/10 (2006.01); B60K 13/04 (2006.01)
CPC B60J 5/107 (2013.01) [B60J 5/101 (2013.01); B60J 5/105 (2013.01); B60K 13/04 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle comprising:
an exhaust port exposed rearward from a rear surface of the vehicle for emitting discharge produced by a travel drive system of the vehicle,
wherein the rear surface has a rear opening formed therein to extend over a substantially entire range, in a vehicle width direction, of the rear surface, a tailgate being supported on a vehicle body for openably and closably covering the rear opening,
wherein the tailgate has an entrance/exit opening formed in a portion, in the vehicle width direction, of the tailgate, and a remaining rear surface portion other than the entrance/exit opening,
wherein the entrance/exit opening has a lower edge extending in the vehicle width direction to an end portion of the rear opening opposite the remaining rear surface portion, and
wherein the exhaust port is offset from the entrance/exit opening in the vehicle width direction and located only at a position overlapping the remaining rear surface portion, the exhaust port being located beneath a lower edge of the rear opening.