T3 Motion, Inc. has unveiled the GT3 plug-in electric vehicle. The proprietary rear-wheel design of the GT3 features a single, wide-stance wheel with two high-performance tires sharing one wheel. The two-tire design improves traction, stability and handling, while the low rolling resistance and rounded profile of the rear tires increase energy efficiency, according to the company.
|The rear wheel and suspension. Click to enlarge.|
The EV features a multi-link, dual-shock rear suspension. Due to its three-wheeled design, the GT3 is classified as a motorcycle.
The two-passenger GT3 is driven by an AC induction motor powered by an 18 kWh lithium-polymer pack. Top speed is 70 mph (113 km/h) and the expected range per charge is 80-100 miles. GT3 will be priced between $35,000 and $42,000.
T3 Motion currently offers the T3 Series electric standup vehicle and CT Micro Car. (Earlier post.)