Single Seat Car
Holy crap! Can you imagine driving this thing on 80, 287 or 78? Talk about a death wish.
Not sure I really "get" the whole three wheeled car thing.
Some (like the Polaris Slingshot) are just as wide as a regular car in front. This one is not much, if any, thinner than a Smart Car, so it isn't like getting rid of a rear wheel means they'll fit somewhere that a four-wheeled vehicle won't.
I DO understand three wheel motorcycles, if someone likes "riding" but maybe has a physical disability that prevents them from properly balancing or controlling a motorcycle at slow/stopped speeds.
"Some (like the Polaris Slingshot) are just as wide as a regular car in front. This one is not much, if any, thinner than a Smart Car, so it isn't like getting rid of a rear wheel means they'll fit somewhere that a four-wheeled vehicle won't."
You lose a decent amount of weight by losing a wheel and the whole rear axle assembly, no? That's about the only advantage I can think of.
Good news, if you die in a crash, you don't need to pay for a coffin, they just bury you in the car.
If you die in a car crash in that thing, they'll bury you in a bunch of ziploc bags.
So, is it a belt-driven rear-wheel drive or a FWD trans-axle? I'm thinking it HAS to be FWD, right?
I would imagine the three wheeled vehicle will have a much tighter turning radius than a four wheeled vehicle. This looks like something that would be useful in a city environment where parking is tight, speeds are fairly slow, and distance isn't an issue.
Most EV's don't have a trans-axle...the motors directly power the wheels.
In this case the motor is mounted in the back and it is belt drive to the rear wheel
3 wheels mean motorcycle and DOT requirements are much less than a car. It is a much easier way to get to market...
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