We have a hard time imagining anyone would find the Smart ForTwo uncomfortably large or the Scion iQ too big for their needs, but a group of businessmen in the UK believe there's a market for even smaller transportation. The group has resurrected the Peel brand, and the manufacturer is now accepting orders for both the P50 and the Trident. Both models will launch with a 49 cc two-stroke gasoline engine making just 3.35 horsepower, but buyers will also be able to choose one of two electric motors as well.

A brushless electric motor producing 1.6 horsepower and 2.5 pound-feet of torque can propel either vehicle to a golf-cart rivaling 15 mph. So equipped, the P50 and Trident deliver an operating range of around 50 miles. A more potent 4-horsepower motor is also available, which propels the three wheelers to a top speed of 50 mph with the same range. Both Peel models are limited to 28 mph.

With the Trident weighing just 130 pounds and the P50 tipping the scales at a slightly heavier 198 pounds, even the most atrophied among us should be able to drag the machines into a convenient parking space or elevator. As of the time of writing, only 9 of the 50 first limited edition Peel models remain available. Prices start at around $10,772, but if you want one, you'll need to place a $1,546 deposit. Head over to the Peel website for more information, and follow the jump for our favorite Peel video ever: Clarkson bringing one to the office for Top Gear.


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      Steve Jain
      • 2 Years Ago
      In all seriousness, if this thing were made legal to use on bike paths, I would be all over it. Bike when the weather is nice, use this for wet and messy times. It beats driving in regular traffic and biking in the rain.
      Melissa
      • 2 Years Ago
      To all of you calling this car a "death trap" - have you read the article and noticed the car's top speeds? You'd never be able to drive it on the highway, or even any of the busy streets in my town (which have speed limits of 40 to 45 mph), so its exposure to dangerous situations would be limited. I'd consider it a waste of money, though, because the only places I'd be able to drive it would be in residential areas. It wouldn't even be able to get me to a local grocery store, assuming there was enough room in the car for any groceries.
      Latchezar
      • 2 Years Ago
      Welcome to the Mr. Bean's world!
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOOT! It now features reverse! But seriously, great platform for a personal EV, just wish it had a bit more range.
      999KRS
      • 2 Years Ago
      for that price you could buy at least 2 very economical scooters... I wonder if the Chinese will make a much cheaper knock off...
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope there is an "Emma" edition, lol.
      Moosetang
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ok, I admit: do want. But only because I could park it in my studio and use it as an Xbox chair after work
      Johnathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see dead people.
      poorboywrx
      • 2 Years Ago
      I for one can't wait for Top Gear to fully review this car, should make for some quality entertainment.
        hmmwv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @poorboywrx
        Ha me too, it'd be awesome to watch the Stig drives it around the track.
      Wizard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Small little sucker aint it lol
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