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:

Seats

2

Body Construction

Composite

Exterior Color

Metallic Black

Type

AC induction motor, 30 kWh lithium-ion battery

Horsepower

180

Torque

240 lb-ft

Max. Range

~200 miles

Charging

Type 2 EV plug or standard 110-volt household

Drive

FWD 

0-60 mph

4.0 seconds

Top Speed

105 mph

Lateral Cornering Stability

0.95

Suspension, Front

Pushrod, coil-over hydraulic shocks (Vanderhall)

Suspension, Rear

Single-sided swingarm, coil-over hydraulic shock (Vanderhall)

Brake Calipers

Single-piston Brembo

Brake Rotors

330mm cross-drilled, ventilated

Steering

GM rack-and-pinion, electronic assist

Convenience

Heated seats, dual-vent heating system

Safety

ABS, traction control, brake assist, steering assist, roll bar

Interior Material

Black V-Tex synthetic upholstery

Audio

Bluetooth-connectable 600-watt sound system

Lighting

LED (headlights, turn signals, brake lights)

Bodywork Material

Composite

Cargo Capacity

2,400 cu. in.

Length

144 in.

Overall Width

71 in.

Track, Front

60 in.

Height

44 in.

Wheelbase

100.4 in.

Weight Distribution

70/30

Ground Clearance

4.5 in.

Curb Weight

1,400 lbs.

Load capacity

500 lbs.

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