T3 personal mobility stand-up trike suited for police patrols

Spotted outside at the Orange County Auto Show Wednesday was the T3 personal mobility vehicle.

Made by T3 Motion, the T3 is designed for police patrols and other security scenarios where horses, bicycles or cruisers aren't effective. The T3 three-wheeler offers enhanced visibility from its 8-inch riding platform and can turn on its rear-wheel axis. Top speed is 25 mph. The vehicle runs on two rechargeable batteries that give it a range of about 30 miles. Total weight with batteries is 240 pounds.

T3's president Neil Brooker told me the T3 will sell for about $6,200 and two batteries with charger run about $1,800. In the near future he'll offer a trailer to enhance the utility. I think it has potential as a warehouse runner if a service body could be adapted. Brooker gives the T3 a 450-pound payload. But for now the flashing police lights and siren are pretty cool.

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