• Feb 8th 2007 at 8:24AM
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Bored with the looks of the electric vehicles you've seen around? Then feast your eyes on this sliver of a machine, the three-wheeled Silence PT2. Paul Laprade, President of EBW & Silence Inc., sent us these high-resolution photos of the 900 lb. car. The weight is not the only diminutive aspect to the Silence. It's only 13 feet long, six feet wide and four feet high. With a range of 125-250 miles and a top speed of over 125 mph, at least you won't have to worry about much once you're in the car and cruising along.

A partnership between two Canadian companies, EBW (Electric Big Wheel) and T-Rex, Silence Inc. was formed one year ago to basically perform a mash-up. EBW made electric go-karts, T-Rex made high-speed 3-wheelers from motorcycle and formula technology. Put the two together and you've got the Silence PT2, available sometime later this spring. Price with the charger will be around $50,000 CDN (about $42,000 US)



[Source: Paul Laprade / Silence Inc., hat tip to Manny in the comments]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I am involved with a new "hugely green company" called CitizenRE that will provide FREE solar panels on your homes roof or yard. I have over 35 years of engineering experience and have evaluated this buisiness model and I feel this company will make a huge impact on the enviroment!
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      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks for the hat tip.
      I enjoy this blog a lot.

      I got the Silence info from:
      http://www.evfinder.com/evwatch.htm

      Mark my words I will be driving an EV by 2008.

      Manny
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey Sebastiano,
      guess you didn't see my youtube links on this EV.
      http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/02/01/technical-analysis-of-the-hyseries-ford-edge/
      Also don't forget about Carver One.
      http://www.autoblog.it/post/6878/carver-one
        • 6 Years Ago
        So What ever happened to the Silence PT2? It seems to have all gone 'silent' over at silent, with the website not updated and no real press since 2007.

        Did the project die?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks Henry.

      It looks like the Hat tip should have gone to George for his earlier post.
      I'll forward him the prize money; unless Henry can show that he knew about the Silence before Paul Laprade. :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      for those of us who only have a couple grand to spend, there is always the Escooter by Forsenusa.
      Hey, for a short trip, you dont need big horsepower, gas or electric. Of course if your afraid of two wheels........
      • 8 Years Ago
      Henry,
      I hope you know I was just kidding. I'm a fan.

      Here are some questions and answers from Laprade:

      When can I take one out for a test drive?
      Around 2008

      Will they be sold in the US at existing T-Rex dealers?
      Yes

      What kind of battery technology is used?
      Lithium-Ion

      Can the batteries be upgraded/downgraded?
      30kw/hr minimum battery pack or more (40 kw/hr max)

      What kind of warranty will be offered?
      Same as T-Rex, because of similar performance.

      • 8 Years Ago
      I and my company, rw1 research, are the inventors of a new form of distributed electric vehicle transportation I call surface wave car. The metrhod is to use a travelling surface wave in an electroactive polymer sidewalk, rail, or road, not unlike a siesmic s-wave. I welcome your comeents and questions at:

      surfacewavecars.blogspot.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow Manny thats amazing - I sent it to him a while back.

      Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 17:25:36 -0800 (PST)
      From: "Henry " View Contact Details Add Mobile Alert
      Subject: Re: THREE WHEEL VEHICLE INFORMATION
      To: evfinder@evfinder.com
      Hi EvFinder,
      Here are some more.
      http://www.avt.uk.com
      http://www.hybridtechnologies.com/products.php
      http://e-ride.com/models/exv4photos.html


      evfinder@evfinder.com wrote:
      Hi Henry;

      Thanks for letting me know about this EV. I will add it to evfinder.com
      at the next opportunity.

      Noel
      evfinder.com
      > http://www.silenceinc.ca/accueilEN.htm
      >
      > ---------------------------------
      > Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta.


      Noel
      evfinder.com
      > http://www.silenceinc.ca/accueilEN.htm
      >
      • 8 Years Ago
      No thanks. I much prefer the T-Rex with the new Kawasaki ZRX1400 engine.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I visited this blog first time and found it very interesting and informative.. Keep up the good work thanks..van leasing
      • 8 Years Ago
      Henry,
      I guess I missed that one. Sometimes things get a wee bit hectic around here. Thanks for your comments, though. Keep 'em coming
      Sebastian
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