Austrian motorcycle maker KTM (Mattighofen), design house Kiska (Salzburg, Austria) and the Austrian Institute of Technology (Vienna) have teamed up to design a stylish three-wheeler concept vehicle with an electric drivetrain and super light weight to boot through extensive use of plastics. The E3W will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15.
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Driven by a 15-kW electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, the E3W has a range of about 100 km when carrying its complement of two passengers. A production version could be ready as early as 2013 and cost as little as EUR5000 ($7,160), ranging up to EUR8000 ($11,460) for a top-of-the-range model. Reports claim KTM says it will be able to produce 50,000 units annually by 2015. Check out more details about the E3W with this video.-[email protected]