KTM E3W Electric Vehicle

Electric 3 Wheeler

KTM are most famous as manufacturer of supermoto & other types of dirtbikes and road motorcycles. They are also known for the X-Bow car.

This is however a slightly different approach to transportation.

KTM has released the first images of its electric three-wheel city vehicle which was developed with the Austrian Technology Institute and partially sponsored by the Vienna government.

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Two seats and 100 km/hWith a plastic body, doors which open vertically and two seats placed exactly like in a regular car, the KTM E3W is powered by an electric motor and a 6.5 kWh Lithium-Ion battery developing 20 horsepower and giving the vehicle a top speed of 100 km/h. KTM says E3W was designed to be environmentally friendly vehicles that is also elegant in a small city streets and areas of high congestion.

The E3W weighs only 500 kg and it was created as a city car.  Prices rumored to be between 5.000 and 8.000 euros. KTM hopes to sign a partnership to launch production in 2013 and plans to produce about 50,000 units over two years.

Can be seen at:  2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.