• May 12, 2012
Called the "world's first e-quadricycle," a small EV from Ample International was on display at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles this week. Named the Eo, the one-seat (or two- or three-seat) vehicle has a maximum speed of 65 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour) and has a range of 200 km (124 miles), according to a representative at the booth. Ample's Shida Zheng told the Neon Tommy website, that, "It is a four-wheeled motorcycle, completely powered by electricity."

The design is certainly interesting. There are no side mirrors, as the Eo relies instead on backward-facing cameras that pump a live feed into a screen on the left side of the wraparound dashboard. The interior is unlike any other vehicle we've seen, with a driver's seat up front and a flexible space in back that has two seats that can fold down from the sides of the vehicle, sort of like on trains. Since they're directly across from each other, we imagine knees will be touching.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      No thanks. Not street legal here anyway.
      Andy Smith
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't know about anywhere else, but the renault Twizy is classed as a quadricycle here in the u.k, and its for sale.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly as hell. I assume the price tag is 20,000+ too.
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 2 Years Ago
      then what's the Twizy45?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its not the worlds first electric quadricycle They have been around for a long time The Renualt Twizzy,, G Wiz and Hi-Tech Gazelle have been on the market for a long time so are dozens of others mainly from China What a load of rubbish this article is
      • 2 Years Ago
      G-wiz, Twizzy. These came before the electric toad.
      • 2 Years Ago
      "world's first e-quadricycle"??? Ever heard of Tazzari Zero? (http://www.tazzari-zero.com/) Thats full electric heavy quadricycle (L7e class in europe), have been on market for couple of years.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone else thinking VW should crank out some of these looking like mini Type 2's? It would be about the only was to resurrect that design.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tango Clone
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who will do 124 miles at 40 mph max, how can you do that, circle around town all day. if you stay in the town all day then it's not to go far and you do 15 miles maximum. if you do 124 miles then it's because you surrelly hit the highway and that cannot do that as it's not highway speed. That's the worst idea i saw this week, it will fail miserably. Im suspecting that this project and article are just an informatic bot or a computer virus and that it will never exist even as a one only prototype on the road.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Forgot to mention the Twizzy, and Gazelle ATV electric quadricycle are capable of at least 50 mph i believe the upgraded G-Wiz is also capable of 50mph So this ugly looking thing is already out of date. and probably cost more than all the others that average about £8000 on the road For Twizzy allow for battery rental The new version of the Gazelle can be found at hitechsupplies.co.uk and uses an American motor and British controller
      Roger Wildermuth
      • 2 Years Ago
      Geez, the rear seats do fold down from the sides (ala Honda Element); but the rear passengers sit facing FORWARD, ie. no knees touching.
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