The sleek, two-passenger R3 is guaranteed to grab attention with its stunning lines and quiet performance. Its marriage of design sophistication and plug-in consumer electric vehicle technology offers a unique experience. The innovative design of the R3 features a proprietary (patent pending) single, wide-stance, rear wheel with two high-performance tires sharing one rim. Employing two tire contact surfaces improves traction, stability and handling. In addition, the low rolling resistance and rounded profile of the rear tires maximize energy efficiency. A multi-link, dual-shock rear suspension in the R3 is similar to suspension systems found in today’s Formula One race cars.
With its aerodynamic styling and proven T3 Motion intelligent power management battery system, the R3 mixes driving pleasure and environmental responsibility into one very stylish package with a top speed of 70 mph. The vehicle is powered by lithium-polymer battery technology and an AC induction motor, with a range of 80-100 miles per charge and an operating cost of just pennies per mile. The groundbreaking R3 also features an in-car, integrated “black box” video and data recording system.