There’s indeed something risky about announcing your plans for a revolutionary product because at least one of your competitors will come up with a better one and release it before you do. Case in point, Vanderhall Edison Electric 3-wheeler that seems to be taking on the Morgan EV3. But the latter being a UK-based vehicle means it should not be much of a competition.
This all-electric trike from Vanderhall, also called the Vanderhall Edison, packs a little bit of more power compared to the EV3.
First off, it can sprint 0-60 mph in only 4 seconds, which is half the time the EV3 needs. Also, a single charge of the Edison lasts up to 200 miles while the EV3 is 50 miles shorter. Lastly, Edison will retail for less than $35,000 while the latter will sell for more than $40,000.
But even without comparing it to other three-wheeled EVs, the Vanderhall Edison is still a great vehicle as it is. It will use dual AC induction motors paired with 30 kWh lithium-ion battery pack giving it the numbers and range mentioned above. This front-wheel-drive EV also packs 180 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.
Vanderhall Edison is currently on display at the CES 2018 event in Vegas if you want to see it in the flesh (or steel). Or you may also check out these specs (courtesy of Electrek) and images:
AC induction motor, 30 kWh lithium-ion battery
Type 2 EV plug or standard 110-volt household
Lateral Cornering Stability
Pushrod, coil-over hydraulic shocks (Vanderhall)
Single-sided swingarm, coil-over hydraulic shock (Vanderhall)
330mm cross-drilled, ventilated
GM rack-and-pinion, electronic assist
Heated seats, dual-vent heating system
ABS, traction control, brake assist, steering assist, roll bar
Black V-Tex synthetic upholstery
Bluetooth-connectable 600-watt sound system
LED (headlights, turn signals, brake lights)
2,400 cu. in.