The airplane technology that determines the entire acabion evolution, as can be clearly seen, the acabion has a fully smooth (so called laminar) airflow. Fully solar electric at up to 10 000 km range per charge. In theory, the Acabion 0-1-XL 2020, this car have an autonomy of 2300 km at 100 km/h, from just 46 kWh battery capacity.
AV TOROS ShaMan
Unmatched off-roading capabilities are a consequence of implementing independent suspension for each of the wheels. The vehicle equipped with low pressure tires easily travels through marshes, tundra, rivers, shallow lakes, etc.
In order to get over water obstacles, Shaman can be equipped with a screw-propeller enhancing its naval speed up to 4.3 mph. The vehicle has a hermetic boat-formed frame armed with high-performance water pumps (pumping up to 200 liters per minute) that remove water from the frame. Special flaps provide emergent water drop if convenient. Amphibious vehicles are ideal for extreme weather conditions.
Hydraulic actuator and power take-off shaft allow you to install a variety of auxiliaries, such as a water propeller. It allows the ATV to easily force water barriers and steadily move on water at speeds up to 7 km/h. Due to quick hydraulic connections, attaching the propeller takes not more than 2 minutes.
EOLO is a research and entrepreneurship project that seeks to create an electric automotive industry in Colombia and that this industry has a positive impact on society, the environment and economic growth.
The main innovation in this project is to take advantage of the wind thanks to wind turbines inside the car that contributes 8% to the autonomy of the first prototype developed by Eolo. Now there are working on the second prototype
Hackrod La Bandita
Hackrod La Bandita is the World's First AI-Generated Car. Hackrod is a startup company looking to leverage 3D printing, virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AR) and machine learning in a platform for building cars and motorcycles
Hackrod is developing a design and manufacturing platform within a spatial web environment that aims to democratize product design and drive a new era of creativity and invention, which will allow individuals to take part in product creation as easily as playing a video game.
Ok, it really isn't a defined automaker as such. But it is one of the most meritorious cars out there
Handmade vehicle built in large numbers in Alto Paraiso, Brazil.
The first jerico would have been the work of this state Lino Bogorni in 1983. The cars are assembled from components, usually Jeeps, pickup trucks and Willys, of which leverage the chassis and transmission 4 × 4; It is often the third dead shaft installation, increasing the load capacity to 2.5 t.
In 2007 the city estimated that there are 1,800 jericos in the city, compared to about 330 cars and trucks conventional. Each car was different, for more than ten workshops in the city building jericos, which reviews and restores all components, bought by the kilo in junkyards.
So entrenched were these vehicles in the local culture, which almost spontaneously began to emerge competitions builders. The success was immediate, leading to the institutionalization of the National Motor Racing Jericos.
Joe Harmon Splinter
The wooden supercar
The Splinter's engine is a 7.0L small-block V8. With an 8-throttle-body intake manifold, a camshaft ground specifically for our application, and a custom-built crossflow exhaust system to make close to 700bhp.
When most people think of a wooden vehicle, they don't think high performance. They are more likely to picture a canoe made of a hollowed-out log or a rickety wagon made of nailed-together planks. The Splinter, a high-performance, wooden supercar, is not made from these construction techniques. Essentially every wooden part of the Splinter is made from composite construction. Composites like carbon fiber or fiberglass have been seen in cars for decades, but a car using wood composites to the extent that the Splinter does has never been built before.
Korres P4 is a project that we have been following for years. Let's keep in mind that this project started before the SUV boom
The Korres P4 is a true all terrain vehicle utilizing a suspension design based on the principle of wheel interdependence. The Korres P4 suspension system maximizes the potential this principle has to offer, featuring:
Kreidler F-Kart 170
The street go-kart has been available on the German market since the end of 2004 and can be driven on public roads with a normal car driver's license (class 3 / B).
The manufacturer Meccanica, in Japan, also produced the same type of vehicles until recently
Lil Big Rig
Scaled down Pete & Kenny Body Kits for the do it yourself home builder or in a turn-key version.
There are mainly based on Ford F250/350 extended cab with a 7.3L Powerstorke diesel and auto transmission, 2 wheel drive and single wheel rear drive. But each one is completely custom built, they usually convert a pickup into a downsize truck.
Incredibly, it is not the only brand to produce mini-trucks. In Brazil we can find these kind of vehicles built by Fapinha
Lit C1 EP4
Alternative energy calls for a new kind of vehicle architecture. A vehicle with efficiency, safety, and unmatched stability.
Was designed for efficient high-speed travel, the exterior of the C-1 is both approachable and simple, enveloping you in subtle curves, softened volumes, and expansive glass. C-1 is fully-enclosed, protecting you from the elements. It has all the comforts you expect from a car, like climate control and a premium sound system
With car-like safety features – seat belts, multiple airbags, a steel-reinforced chassis – along with their gyro stability system, the C-1 gives you the safety of a traditional four-wheeled car on two wheels.
The best innovation is their patented gyroscopic stability system. They use electronically-controlled control moment gyroscopes (CMGs) to generate thousands of ft-lbs of torque. The gyros are controlled by the vehicle, allowing it to lean itself into and out of turns, and stay upright when stopped–even in a collision! Their gyro system is the key to bringing the safety and interface of a car to a two-wheeled platform.
Typically reserved for 4-wheel cars, the AEV (Autonomous-balancing Electric Vehicle) platform not only auto balances but features a reverse drive mode to allow easier ingress and egress out of tight city streets and parking spots.
Modular electric vehicles. Each module can join and detach with other modules on standard city roads. When joined, they create an open, bus-like area among modules, allowing passengers to stand and walk from one module to another.
Modularity allows en-route-transfer, that optimizes system capacity, cuts cost and traffic, increase ubiquity and comfort for the passengers. Thanks to thorough cognitive psychology scientific analysis using Virtual Reality interactive simulation we've developed the most simple and seamless in-motion-transfer user experience
SkyRunner Mk 3.2
Part all-terrain buggy, part light-aircraft... the ultimate recreational sports vehicle.
SkyRunner MK 3.2 is an FAA certified special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) fused with a rugged, military-grade chassis. Arguably, SkyRunner is the most versatile, mechanically redundant and logistically capable machine on the market.
With an aggressive design and sporty looks, the Parajet SkyRunner is the next step in the small, but elite segment of radical, lightweight aviation. An adventure-filled mix of all-terrain buggy with thoroughbred aviation technology aimed at those who seek the ultimate adrenaline experience.
The H2O Salamander is an amphibious multi-utility trike. It’s an alternative mode of transport that can maneuver in both land and in floodwaters. This trike can be used as a cost-effective, fuel-efficient, and environment-friendly solution to transportation as a security patrol, in distributing relief goods, responding to emergencies and disasters, and more importantly in bringing people to a safer place in flood-prone towns.
In water, it is buoyant and very stable, is GPS ready, has a proprietary gearbox, a multi-compartmentalize hull and has a type of propeller that can penetrate even in garbage-invested floodwaters.
Steam Traction World
Street legal vehicles steam-powered, usually offered indifferent three scales.
They manufacture a superb range of fully machined, large scale models in kit form ready for you to do the final assembly, paint and add your own personal touch to 'make it your own'.
Steam Traction World kits are designed to be assembled with limited access to engineering facilities and machine tools. Boilers are supplied fully constructed, either silver soldered (brazed) throughout if made of copper or welded if made of steel. Both types are hydraulically tested to twice working pressure.
Swamp Buggies of Florida
Buggies for deep swamps starting at 315hp up to 815hp.
There are used to traverse boggy swamp terrain and are able to move about on dry land, shallow mud, sand, shallow water and some times deep mud.
It is a category that has been developing little by little and it exists since the beginning of the automotive industry. But no brand has yet formally established a category that houses these types of vehicles, since they are simply called Three-Wheeled, without distinguishing them from any other three-wheeled vehicle.
They are colloquially known as "motocarros" or "bicitaxis" in Latin America, defined as three-wheeled vehicles with motor, built to transport light loads. Although "motocarros" are any vehicle whose mechanical part derives from a motorcycle and the rear is a cargo compartment, so it is a much more generic definition that includes many types of vehicles.
In fact, the vehicle commonly known as the first car powered by an internal combustion engine in history, the Benz Patent-Motorwagen of the year 1886 shares elements in common with the "motocarros". Actually the first internal combustion vehicle appeared in 1807, but this is another issue, you can see the full research here.
The first three-wheeled car was a vehicle called the Voiturette designed by Léon Bollée in 1896, it had a rear wheel and two front guidelines. There were two front seats and another one in the back. During the following years, manufacturers such as Lagonda, Indian, Riley and Phoenix manufactured similar vehicles but with one seat in front and two behind.
A good example of one of the first vehicles that fit with the "motocarro" structure were those manufactured by the German company “Unternehmen Cyklon Maschinenfabrik” in 1902. This company began to produce three-wheeled cars driven by handlebars, called Cyklonette.
The tax benefits offered for this kind of vehicle in those years, made the Cyklonette very popular in metropolitan areas. In fact, the term Cyklonette became a generic designation to refer to three-wheelers manufactured in Germany. In 1914 there were already at least 11 different brands that built those vehicles
After all the research done, the earliest rickshaws precursor is the Cyklon Cyklonette 1904. In addition, it has a logical impact on the automobile history in a given geographical area.
The only approach to a formal establishment of this category has been made by Piaggio for its Ape model categorizing it as "Three-wheeled cargo". Also, in a less successful way, this segment can be referred to as "Three-wheeled light commercial vehicle ”, although it is never mentioned by formal authors, since the Three-wheeled LCV category refers to a much wider range of vehicles.
Piaggio Ape is the formal precursor of this category, but as we saw earlier, it wasn't the first hint.
At the end of World War II, most Italians were affected by the war, the means of transportation were missing and above all, financial means to acquire and maintain four-wheelers vehicles.
In 1947 Corradino D'Ascanio, the inventor of Vespa, set out to build a light three-wheeled commercial vehicle to boost the economic reconstruction of Italy, an idea supported by Enrico Piaggio, the son of the founder of the firm .
The first 1948 model is shown in the upper image. It was mechanically a Vespa with two wheels added to the rear, with a flat bed structure at the top of the rear axle. The first brochures and sales announcements refer to the vehicle as VespaCar or TriVespa.
In 1964, the Piaggio Ape D model incorporated a cabin to protect the driver from the elements. Piaggio Ape has been in continuous production since its inception and it has been produced in a variety of different body styles in Italy and India.
Initially they were controlled by the handlebars of a Vespa but currently it is also offered with a steering wheel. The original Piaggio Ape was designed to accommodate only one person, but it can accommodate a second passenger, althought with little room, in their cabin. It has a door on each side to get out faster of the vehicle when delivering to different sides of the road, which translates into time savings.
In some specific models, the only difference with a "cargo mini truck" vehicle is that they have a single front wheel instead of two, in fact many times the same model can be sold in both variants. Vehicles with the cabin not integrated in the rest of the body are also considered.
These types of vehicles don't always have a dump truck in the rear, some variants are equipped to service passenger transport, not being restricted only to the transport of goods.
All vehicles added in this category are designed to service the transport of passengers or goods, so personal transport is excluded by definition.
Currently 42 alternative automakers produce Cargo Three Wheeled cars
Miguel Ángel Cobo (research) / Ana Isabel Rodríguez Lehto