Only about a week ago did the company Epic EV makes its very first delivery of the Torq Roadster to a customer. Before that, our colleagues at Translogic spent some time with company founder Chris Anthony and were the very first to get some seat time in this Morgan-Three-Wheeler-Meets-Tesla-Roadster EV.

You may recall, Chris Anthony has been involved with some some very special EVs, including the ill-fated Aptera, the DeLorean EV, the all-electric wakeboard boat and an EV ATV.

The Torq Roadster is a natural extension of his work in electrified transportation, and while somewhat spartan, keeps up nicely with the EV world's performance standard-bearer, the now-cancelled Tesla Roadster, in the performance department: 0-60 miles per hour happens in about four seconds and this very wide trike (80.5 inches) can pull 1.3G while cornering.

Watch Translogic host Bradley Hasemeyer take it for a spin below.
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      • 2 Years Ago
      Hire a stylist. This thing is uber-ugly!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems like that could be a fun toy for some well-heeled people. These are the kind of very low-volume vehicles that countries like England used to be (and in some ways, still are) famous for. Ariel, Noble, Morgan and many other companies over there make some fun, and yet expensive fun cars for a limited clientele. This US-based car is expensive, I am sure, but its nice to see these cottage industries sprouting up on this side of the Atlantic as well.
      • 2 Years Ago
      $65000 base
      • 2 Years Ago
      This would have been real cool in 2006 or so.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      DC brushed motor... no regen... :( I see why they did it for cost reasons, but that's an unfortunate side effect of 3 phase motors not being commonplace in the electric car world. Controllers and motors are still overpriced :( I'm surprised that it handles so well. I think the main fault of this car is the looks, but i wish him the best. This is safer than a motorcycle and the efficiency is really impressive as well.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like the concept but it looks awful. The wheels look like they're from a skateboard in proportion
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone else think that this thing looks like a KTM X-Bow made it with a Morgan 3 wheeler?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugo Sugo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah, Americans! The gold standard is still the live rear axle! Never heard of independent suspensions?
      Joe K
      • 2 Years Ago
      No regen in this day and at that price is just unreasonable. My electric bicycle motor has regen.
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