Behold, the E-Spider, an odd ball hand-built electric off-road vehicle hailing from France. Although it’s not road-legal in the UK, its unique design means it is capable of crossing the most diverse range of terrain with total freedom. The extreme flexibility of the E-spider means it’s suitable for leisure, agricultural, civilian and military applications.
Each of the car’s four wheels, which house an electric motor, are independently suspended on long articulated spider-like arms to account for the different gradient under each wheel.
This design enables the dinky vehicle, that measures just 2 metres in length, to travel up and down inclines as steep as 70 degrees, through snow, and across ditches diagonally, all while keeping the driver vertical thanks to patented architecture which generates a pendulum balance during turns and on slopes.
Powered by a Lithium-iron battery pack, which delivers around four hours of charge and up to 60 miles of driving at a time (subject to usage), the E-Spider, which only weighs 200kg, can reach a maximum speed of around 18 mph on a flat surface.
Engineered for maximum safety and enjoyment, the car is very simple to manoeuvre. Hydraulically assisted four-wheel steering, and paddle-operated acceleration and braking make operating the E-Spider extremely intuitive and very stable. No gear changes are required.
James Cooper, Managing Director of Pocket Classics, said:
“This is the first time that the SWINCAR E-Spider is available in the UK, and it offers a completely unique and exciting off-road experience unlike any other in this country. The boundaries of adventure are almost limitless, and we expect demand to be extremely high as it’s such a novel product.”
The Swincar E-Spider is priced at £13,495 (including VAT and excluding delivery), and is available to order now from www.pocketclassics.co.uk.
The E-Spider is not road-legal in the UK, and is for individuals aged eight years and upwards. It is recommended that a helmet is worn all times when operating the car.