Gas powered cars are now the thing of the past. Electric vehicles are slowly gaining momentum. If you look at the success of Chevy Volt, you would agree that the market is definitely ready for some coolest electric cars.
What could be cooler than 3 wheeled electric car? So Check out the list of some coolest 3 wheeler cars that you can buy and enjoy your ride without the expense of your pocket.
Silence PT2 Electric Three-Wheeler
The picture below that you are seeing is the PT2 Electric three wheeler car - This electric three wheeler car measures 13 feet wide, six feet long and weighs in a 900 pounds, but has a range of 125-250 miles and can push the speedometer past 125 mph. The vehicle was a product of the partnership between EBW (Electric Big Wheel) and T-Rex, Silence Inc. The company is taking orders for deliver later this spring (the price tag: a cool $50,000 CAD, about $42,000 USD).
This 3 wheel concept car is an electric car being marketed to small “single person” families who live near their work. What sets the Met apart from similar designs is its batteries. Instead of charging in a station, just swap the batteries with a spare and then zip to wherever your next destination is.
The kicker is the third wheel behind the cab is the battery and instead of charging it, only a simple switcharoo is required and viola! Charging stations can even be installed at your home for optimum convenience.
The team behind the met prepared an elaborate set of promotional pics that explained the car’s functions. Here’s a few chunks of them:
Shockwave Motors is developing a "retro" style electric roadster reminiscent of the older Triumph sports cars, with long, flowing lines and gentle curves. This electric car, called the Defiant EV3© Roadster, has a top speed of about 75 MPH and a daily range of about 100 miles.
The Predator EV3© Roadster brings an aggressive approach to styling, performance, efficiency, and affordability to the electric eco-sports car market. While the roadsters provide excellent performance with lead-acid batteries, optional Li-Ion batteries will boost the top speed and range of the vehicles.
You can find out more about the Predator EV3 Roadsters here
Aptera Three Wheeler Car
This three wheeler car can achieve a remarkable 230MPG while cruising at 55MPH. The Aptera type-1 uses a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain and is able to sprint from 0-60 in under 10 seconds.
Unlike most hybrid automobiles which use Lithium-ion (Li-ion) or Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries, the Aptera typ-1 uses Nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries. Some of the feature of this car includes
- Driver and passenger Airbag System
- Driver and front passenger seat mounted head and thorax airbags
- Traction control
- Anti-lock Brake System/Stability control (ABS)
- Front and rear crumple zones and side-impact door beams
- Vehicle immobilizer
- Emergency Tire Inflation System
- (4) Front and (1) Rear Ultrasonic pedestrian proximity sensors with audible alert (Optional)
- Driver and passenger 3-point outboard seatbelts with driver-side Pretensioning Retractor
- Hood hold-down hooks
- Automatic high voltage system disable (on airbag deployment) & emergency response high voltage and low voltage kill system
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
GreenVehicles -- Triac 2.0 - Three Wheeler Car
Green Vehicles is a company based in Los Gatos CA that is importing a range of electric vehicles from China.
The Company has launched the Triac, a two seat freeway capable three wheeler car. The Triac offers a 20KW water cooled AC motor driven by a 144V lithium battery pack giving the car a top speed of 70mph and a range of up to 120 miles.
The car also offers a 220V/110V charger to allow faster charging when there is a 220V connection available.
Charging takes as little as 5 hours to go from zip to full, and is as simple as plugging in a toaster.
Triac base model price is expected to be around $25,000. You can infact reserve your car right now by visiting their website
Check out the Triac 2.0 Three Wheeler car in Action
Last but Not Least - Build Your Own Threee Wheeler Car - XR3 Plug-In Hybrid
The XR3 Personal Transit Vehicle (PTV) is a super-fuel-efficient two-passenger plug-in hybrid that achieves 125 mpg on diesel power alone, 225 mpg equivalent when diesel and electric power are used in series, and performance like a conventional automobile. The design of the XR3 Hybrid is based on existing technologies and a vehicle "personality" that makes conserving energy a fun driving experience. It showcases the design ideas explored in Robert Q. Riley's book.
At just 1480 pounds, this high-performance design combines fast acceleration, a maximum speed of 80 mph, and fuel economy of 125- to over 200-mpg. Its clam-shell canopy and three-wheel platform boldly differentiates the XR3 from conventional passenger cars. The vehicle's hybrid power system, diesel engine, and low curb weight are the main ingredients of its super-high fuel economy and excellent performance. Acceleration equal to that of a conventional car and a maximum speed of 80 mph make the XR3 Hybrid equally at home on freeways and surface streets.
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