Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013
  • Belumbury Dany: Geneva 2013

Ask the representatives at the Belumbury booth at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and they won't tell you how much the Dany quadricycle – available in both electric and gasoline versions – actually costs. Instead, they say that if you option the heck out of this little car, you won't spend any more than 30,000 euros. Think of it as an ending price.

Each Dany is made in Italy – Belumbury is based in Rome – and made specifically for each customer, with seat materials, body colors and stereo options all up for debate. The idea, the same secretive Belumbury rep told us, is to attract affluent customers who are looking for something entirely customizable. Or, at least, customers who are interested not so much in getting a full-fledged car, but a four-wheeled motorcycle (effectively) that only requires an A1 driver's license in Europe. That's the kind that 16-year-olds can get (17 in the UK), two years before a "normal" driver's license is available. This designation comes with restrictions, namely that both the electric and gasoline Dany models can only go 90 kilometers an hour (56 miles per hour). The Lallo concept (inset), designed for going-to-the-beach duty, doesn't even have doors.

Despite these factors, Belumbury has sold around 100 Dany vehicles in the year since it went on sale, we were told. The Dany was introduced in 2011 at the Milan International Motorcycle Show, fitting with the quadricycle's non-car roots. Powered by a 16.3-kWh lithium-iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery and a 10-kW AC motor, the EV can drive for 150 kilometers (93 miles) at "urban speed" and over 180 km (112 miles) at "extraurban speed" and in Eco Mode. With the gas model, the Dany gets 61 miles per gallon on the European test cycle.


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      V-Boy
      • 2 Years Ago
      -> Too bad, for such a beginner has no manual transmisson on the gas/petrol-powered model...
      Carvelocity
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have been learning a lot about electric cars and have never heard of the dany before. What a clever little vehicle. Are there any sold in the US? -Carvelocity.com
      Bret Frohwein
      • 2 Years Ago
      o/` "Hello world there's a song that we're singin' Come on get Happy" The Partridge Family's bus shrank in the wash..
      CosMiik
      • 2 Years Ago
      Quadricycle (L7e) category in Europe has no speed restriction, but the maximum net power of the motor is limited to 15kW (20hp). The possible speed limits depend on the national legislation of each European country. Same goes for the driver's license requirements, that's why the age is 17 in UK, 16 somewhere else and 18 in some other countries (requires a regular car license).