Video review: The Spira4u electric three wheeler

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Behind the wheel – or tiller – of the Spira4u prototype model in Detroit (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag.com)

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Spira4u recently announced that is had begun pilot production of its three-wheeled urban vehicle. To be available in both an electric- and a gas-powered version, the Spira4u employs a honeycomb composite chassis and a fiberglass and foam body to achieve a unique combination of economy, safety and convenience. Gizmag took time out from the floor of NAIAS in Detroit to take the Spira4u for a spin.

The US$9,000 electric version of the Spira4u that we drove in Detroit weighs in at around 236 kg (520 lb) and is fitted with a 10 kW (13.4 hp) motor that delivers a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph), with the option to add a second motor. It also uses an unconventional tiller steering mechanism. So how does it drive? Check out our video review to find out:

Visit our gallery for a closer look at the Spria4u, or to get the full story on its development and move into production see our previous coverage.

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