Vanderhall Motor Works debuted its latest three-wheeled auto-cycle model at the 2017 Progressive International Motor Cycle Show in Long Beach, California. The all-electric Edison2 joins the company’s two existing auto-cycle models: the carbon-fiber-bodied Laguna and
As a tribute to the seminal Thomas Edison-Henry Ford electric car project more than 100 years ago, the Vanderhall Edison2 will be painted any colour the customer wants — so long as it is black.
The Edison2 model replaces the Vanderhall Venice’s 1.4L turbocharged GM four-cylinder engine with dual AC motors an a 30 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The immediately available torque from the electric motors drive the front wheel directly; acceleration is instantaneous.
The electric motor is comparable to the Venice’s petrol engine producing 180hp, but the Edison2 has about 30 percent more torque: 240 lb-ft compared to. This extra off-the-line thrust propels the three-wheeler from 0-60 mph in four seconds, a top speed of 105mph and has a potential range of 200 miles per charge.
Vanderhall Marketing Director Daniel Boyer commented:
“EVs have amazing performance advantages,” says “Offering an electric powertrain is in line with Vanderhall’s focus on innovative, effortless performance. Our Venice model is already incredibly nimble, and the Edison2 is the quickest Vanderhall we have ever produced.”
Like the existing Vanderhall models, the Edison2 will be hand-built at the company’s Utah factory with pricing starting at $34,950.