Three-wheel micro car design is steadily gaining traction among the up and coming automakers, who are determined to exploit the fact that daily commute is usually done by one or two people within a vehicle. Moreover, such auto construction allows to ensure light weight, hence improved fuel efficiency, and might not require driver’s license to be operated due to the fact that three-wheelers are classified as motorcycles within many jurisdictions. In today’s episode we will review the most interesting representatives of this class of automobiles, spoiler alert, many of them are all-electric, have extreme acceleration and will definitely become a part of one’s eccentric personal style.
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2019 Vanderhall Venice and Carmel: vanderhallusa.com/venice and vanderhallusa.com/carmel
2019 Carmel is the newest three-wheeler from Vanderhall that stands out in the company’s line-up due to its added luxury and unique design. It is based on the Venice three-wheeler but has improved output.
2019 Polaris Slingshot: slingshot.polaris.com/en-us
2019 Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled car lineup that includes the base model called S, the mid-range SL, the performance oriented SLR, and the premium Grand Touring. The pricing for the automobile starts from $19,999.
2018 Scorpion P6: scorpionmotorsports.com
Scorpion P6 is a three-wheel road legal vehicle with a 600 cc Kawasaki sourced ZX6R motor and a 6-speed manual transmission under the hood.
Nobe 100: mynobe.com
This automobile was designed by the Estonian startup MyNobe, who set on a journey of creating a retro looking electric 3-wheel car with dynamic driving parameters.
Morgan EV3 and UK 1909 Edition: morgan-motor.co.uk/ev3-uk1909-selfridges-edition
Morgan EV3 is an all-electric three-wheeler that is tasked to reinvent the brand and start out the electrified era in the manufacturer’s history.
Sondors Electric Car: sondorselectriccar.com
The creator of this electric three-wheeler, Storm Sondors, is the same person, who brought to the market widely acclaimed affordable electric bicycles. This time the eccentric CEO embarked on a journey of producing the world’s most affordable electric car Sondors electric car.
Electra Meccanica Solo: electrameccanica.com
According to the recent studies the majority of people drive to work daily on their own, so with this statistic in mind, the Canadian up and coming Electra Meccanica created the Solo.
E1C from Elio Motors: eliomotors.com
If other manufacturers are selling their three-wheelers by insisting on the compact design of the car, Elio Motor’s selling point is fuel efficiency. The car will be delivered in 2019.
T-Rex 16SP & Electric & V13R: campagnamotors.com
Montreal-based Campagna Motors is a seasoned player in three-wheelers’ segment. It currently has 2 production vehicles in its line-up, T-Rex 16SP and V13R, with T-Rex Electric still at the development stage. All vehicles share the reverse trike design.
Vanderhall Motor Edison Squared: vanderhallusa.com/Edison
The Utah, based Vanderhall Motor Works are not trying to position themselves as a manufacturer of affordable three-wheelers, so they can allow to play around with more advanced tech, the likes of an electric powertrain for the Edison Squared.