The fiberglass bodywork over a tubular steel chassis offers an excellent protective shell. The unique V13R® design and style will turn heads anywhere you go.
The XR3 diesel\electric hybrid three-wheeled vehicle kit is available from Robert Q. Riley Enterprises. Like other three-wheelers, this one will be a motorcycle when it comes to regulations.
The XR3 uses the latest hybrid power system technologies in the most simplified way possible. While the front wheels are powered by a three-cylinder diesel engine, a single rear wheel uses an electric motor run by a lithium-ion battery. The ground provides the connection between the two systems, eliminating the need for a complex electronic and mechanical interface.
HOLLISTER, Calif. — The Corbin Raven, a three-wheeled vehicle is slated to go on sale in late 2008 priced under $12,000. The manufacturer calls it “a commodity the American public doesn’t yet know it wants.”
The Raven has a 0.8-liter gasoline engine — three cylinders, naturally — and makes 45-50 horsepower. The maker says the three-wheeled vehicle weighs 1,100 pounds and is expected to have a 65-mpg fuel economy average and a top speed of 50 mph.