Since 2009, T3 Motion has been waving computer-created images of three-wheeled electric vehicles in our face and taunting us with the idea of a dashboard built around an iPad. Now, it seems the company is finally ready to deliver a real product, and you can pre-order yours now for a $500 deposit. Besides existing in the really real world, the big difference between the R3 and previous concepts is that the in-dash iPad has been replaced with a Galaxy Tab. When it finally hits the market, T3 Motion claims this three-wheeled EV will have a range of between 80 and 100 miles, a top speed of 70MPH, and that it will be classified as a motorcycle. Unfortunately, it will also have a rather hefty price tag of at least $25,000 -- an awful lot to pay for the luxury of riding in the carpool lane, even if your ride looks like a cross between a Nissan GT-R, a Mini, and Batman's tank-like Tumbler. PR and video after the break.
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T3 Motion Breaks Boundaries with the Completion and Delivery of its Consumer Electric Vehicle Prototype - the R3
T3 Motion combines driving pleasure and environmental responsibility with its electric consumer vehicle
Costa Mesa, CA (April 5, 2011) www.t3motion.com - T3 Motion, Inc. (OTC BB: TMMM), a leader in clean-technology electric vehicles announced the completion and delivery of its prototype electric consumer vehicle-the R3. The R3 is the first vehicle in the T3 product line to be developed specifically for the consumer market and was unveiled in June 2010. The prototype was completed last week and is on display at the T3 Motion headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.
"The completion of our R3 prototype culminates the years of product and market research, system design and management along with revolutionary design concepts," said Ki Nam, T3 Motion C.E.O. "From conception to completion, this clean-technology product embodies a unique and groundbreaking vanguard for our launch into the consumer arena. By adding this vehicle to our product line, we continue our mission to deliver powerful, cost-effective, clean-energy products to the marketplace."
Previously known as the GT3, the R3 features a proprietary rear-wheel design with a patent-pending, single, wide-stance wheel with two tires. The revolutionary two-tire design improves traction, stability, and handling, while the low rolling resistance and rounded profile of the rear tires increase energy efficiency.
The vehicle's AC induction motor is powered by lithium-polymer battery technology and has a range of 80-100 miles per charge. The R3 incorporates the AV Samsung Galaxy into the sleek dashboard design. Due to its unique three-wheeled design, the R3 is classified as a motorcycle and will be priced between $25,000 and $35,000.
With its aerodynamic styling and proven T3 Motion intelligent power management battery system, the two-passenger R3 combines driving pleasure and environmental responsibility into a very stylish package with a top speed of 70 mph.
For more information, updates and sneak-peek photos, visit the R3 Facebook page.
About T3 Motion, Inc. T3 Motion, Inc. (OTC BB: TMMM) revolutionized the world of personal mobility with the introduction of their flagship electric T3 Series. Headquartered in Orange County, California, USA, T3 Motion is dedicated to raising the bar for law enforcement and security capabilities in personal mobility technology.
In June of 2010, T3 Motion unveiled the R3 plug-in electric consumer vehicle.
For more information on T3 Motion, Inc. and the company's signature T3 Series line of electric personal mobility vehicles, and the upcoming R3 consumer vehicle, visit www.t3motion.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 714-619-3600.
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