KTM E3W Plastic Three-Wheeler Concept Introduced

August 10, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Strict two-seater was created KTM Powersports together with the Austrian Institute of Technology and was designed by studio Kish. It was shown recently by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, as well as Federal Minister Doris Bures.

KTM says E3W was designed to be environmentally friendly vehicles that is also elegant in a small city streets and areas of high congestion. E3W a futuristic concept that was designed to be practical, showing Lamborghini style scissor doors for easy access in tight parking lots.

It demonstrates the innovative features, such as plastic construction, which helped keep the overall weight E3W, to only 500 kg. Powered by 15 kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery, E3W has full charge of the range of about 100 km, before it’s time to recharge

Although KTM E3W just a concept at this stage, the Austrian company plans to forge an alliance to build more examples E3W, and hopes to put it on the market sometime in 2013.

Reports say KTM is planning to build up to 50 000 electric three-wheelers per year, with prices rumored to be about $ 7,000 – $ 11,000 mark.

Source: www.caradvice.com.au

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2 Comments

  1. They should call it the Mirage…like the burgeoning market they see down the road. Electric shmelectric. Until we get the shoebox size, radiation leak proof fusion reactor powerplant, it’s nothing more than “project” or “concept” vehicles.

  2. ..and it’s plastic. So its made of petroleum based material to help reduce the use of scarce petroleum resources…and it only weighs 1100 pounds. If wishes were horses…or unicorns..or fairy dust…or free lunches.

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