Four years ago, Myers Motors was taking pre-orders for what was supposed to be a hyper-efficient, two-seat, three-wheeled vehicle, the NMG2. Then things went quiet. Real quiet. But, hey, whaddya know, there's been some activity. Thanks to tipster Sean, who was one of the original reservation holders, we have learned about Myers' new crowdfunding strategy to bring a new lower-priced EV to market. The effort will work like this:
An updated version of the Sparrow, the entirely quirky three-wheeled battery-electric vehicle that sold around 300 units before its parent company went bankrupt almost a decade ago, could make a comeback later this year, Wired magazine reported.
We first encountered the "regenerative acceleration" system from Thane Heins years ago. You might think that seemingly impossible ideas like this would go off somewhere and never be heard from again, especially in this age of honest-to-goodness EV from major OEMs. But you'd be wrong.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, drivers in Ohio are facing problems when it comes time to register their electric three-wheeled vehicles. Most states classify three-wheelers as motorcycles, but Ohio adds one more item to their definition of a motorcycle: a saddle. This means that three-wheelers which have a normal "car-like" seat are unregisterable as a car, because they have fewer than four wheels, or a motorcycle. Two vehicles are mentioned in our source article, the ZAP! Xebra and th
We've all had a good time discussing the Qui Moto these last few days, but now comes the rain on the parade: this sleek vehicle is probably not coming to our neighborhoods any time soon. Myers' Motors' Brad Hirsch was on hand at the Alt Car Show in Santa Monica and told me that, while Myers Motors will be bringing a two-seater to the market in 2007, the Qui Moto design is only "possible, not probable." So, what will the new car look like? Feel free to speculate. Hirsch said his design goals are
All AutoblogGreen readers are hereby deputized to bring us the headlines. Feel free to go in search of green car news, and if you need inspiration, please look to your fellow readers Michael and Todd, both of whom recently gave us a lot more detail about the upcoming all-electric Qui Moto from Meyers Motors.
AutoblogGreen readers are no strangers to Myers Motors and their tiny electric car, the NmG (No more Gas), which Ray Holan profiled in depth last summer. And it's an AutoblogGreen reader tipped us off to the so far low-profile announcement from Myers of their newest EV, the Qui Moto, coming next summer.
A local TV station in Austin covered the opening of Electric Cars of Austin on Thursday. Check out the video. Prominent is the Myers Motors Nmg, which used to be called the Sparrow. This single-seater electric motorcycle can hit 70mph.