Yes, we’ve mentioned these interesting electric vehicles (EVs) before. They probably aren’t for everyone, but what is? T3 Motion has traditionally provided these EVs to security companies and police forces around the world (as well as the Pentagon, CIA, and FBI), but it has determined that it’s worth bringing them to the international consumer market now, as well.
T3 Motion is unveiling its international consumer product line this week at the Big Boys Toys show in Dubai.
“We have made great headway with law enforcement in the UAE and the Middle East, opening the door for a successful launch into the consumer market as a luxury brand,” stated Ki Nam, T3 Motion CEO.
And luxury is one of the key words there. Last time I posted on these, a commenter noted that they seemed to be selling for about $12,500 each in contracts with US police departments in 2009. I haven’t seen prices on the consumer model yet, but there’s this note from T3 Motion on a page for the product: “With an operating cost of less than a penny per mile, T3 products can achieve the equivalent of over 400 miles per gallon of gasoline, allowing users to have fun without high fuel costs and emissions.”
Here’s some more info on the vehicle from the company:
“The T3 Power Sport product is 100% electric, powered by lithium-polymer batteries that have the capability to drive up to 40 miles on a single charge. The vehicle touts a highly customizable look, incorporating customizable colors, graphics, and even offers optional camera/GPS and iPhone/iPad docking stations. Additionally, the T3 Power sport product has a top speed of 12 mph, an elevated 9-inch platform and high intensity LED lighting.”
|Electric Vehicle:||Zero gas emissions, Clean energy vehicle|
|Easy to Operate:||Simple and intuitive to drive|
|Economical:||Operates for less than one penny per mile|
|Unlimited Range:||Field swap-able battery modules|
|Charge Time:||3 – 4 hours|
|Enhanced Visibility:||9-inch raised platform offers visibility above the crowd|
|Agility:||0-degree turning radius|
|Integrated LED Lighting:||Headlights, Brakelights, Running lights, and Emergency lights|
|Speed Range:||User Selectable — 5 mph, 8 mph, 10 mph, 12 mph|
|Load Capacity:||400 pounds (rider + equipment)|
|Street Legal:||Classified as an electric bicycle–legal in most states|
|Driver’s License:||Not required (check local listings)|
|Vehicle registration:||Not required (check local listings)|
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