The Electric One Person Car
This electric, highway-legal, three-wheeled, single passenger vehicle combines the functionality of an electric car with the maneuverability and scale of a motorcycle. With a range of 30 miles per charge, it operates with zero emissions and uses less than half the energy of todays most efficient hybrid vehicles. It has double A-arm front suspension with rack and pinion steering, and single-sided swing-arm rear suspension, resulting in an extremely stable and agile travel platform with a low center of gravity. The vehicle is powered by a 156-volt DC electric motor that generates 33-horsepower, providing a top speed of 70 mph, and allowing it to accelerate from 0-30 mph in 3 1/2 seconds and 0-60 mph in 12 1/2 seconds. It recharges by plugging into a standard 110-volt, 20-amp outlet; a full charge takes 6 hours, and the 13 12-volt rechargeable batteries lifespan is 2-4 years (220-volt service results in a 1 hour charge time).