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Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:03 pm
by Phximiev

Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:11 pm
by JoeS
Went to the San Francisco Auto Show last Sunday and was surprised to see the latest reincarnation of the Sparrow, by the previous originators of this vehicle.

20kWh 144v Enerdels, ac drive with regen, Curtis controller, etc. Upswinging door mated very nicely with the body. Roomier inside than the original, with a fancy dashboard.
Production in Hollister to start at the beginning of the year.
Details and photos on their website: http://sparrowcar.com/
Just saw on their website that participating in their Beta Program will run $33K.
Personally, I'm not interested.

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Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:12 am
by Phximiev
Looks a little bit like a chopped Jaguar.

Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:39 pm
by JoeS
$10K Sondor: https://electrek.co/2017/12/01/sondors-3-wheel-10000-dollar-ev/

Ambitious and I wish them well.

My preference for electric vehicles is front wheel drive so that regeneration can be maximized (a light rear end will prematurely lock up the rear wheel(s) with heavy regen). Aptera realized this and early in the game converted to that configuration. I don't know where the drivetrain is in this Sonders.