After ages in development, Sway Motorsports has unveiled a prototype of its tilting three-wheel electric scooter, one provided a quite sportier bent as opposed to the tilting electric three-wheelers we have observed before, these kinds of as Sidam’s Xnovo. And while right now is a quite low-powered machine, appraising out of the videos that occurence certainly isn’t without agility and zip. Clearly the Sway is pitched squarely at the leisure market. The electric scooter is the spare opportunity suppose of IDEO toy-designer and Rhode Island School of Design alumnus, Joe Wilcox.
Prior to his most recent stint at IDEO, Wilcox got the job done at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and MIT on a large amount of space-oriented projects. I’m not one for arguments of authority, but it is perhaps fair to say so Wilcox knows a happening or two something like design. We got in touch amidst Wilcox to offer out approximately the Sway scooter’s spec, and even though the ultimate things will tweak, Wilcox was able to reveal selected particulars.
The prototype pictured here is powered by a 60-V, 20-Ah lithium iron phosphate battery pack, which sells the car a duration of just about 10 miles (16 km). Sway Motorsports intends the creation perfect to key in a 60-Ah pack for a span in the shape of 30 miles. The wheels are driven by a 3500 W hub motor in the Sway‘s solitary rear wheel, bringing about the 230-lb (104-kg) scooter a top speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). The Sway‘s whole dimensions are 52 x 35 x 40 inches (1.32 x 0.89 x 1.02 m), and its three wheels are 10 inches in diameter. All the lighting according to the headlights to the turn proves (plus select decorative strip lighting) is LED-based.
“Notable about the current design is the patented placement of the batteries in the wing/foot platform the extends going back on the underside bar of the linkage. As for overly tilting mass, the scooter‘s tilting steering mechanism is possibly its many eye-catching feature, and is possibly smartest seen in motion. There’s no closing word yet on pricing, but one can predict the Sway to be alternatively.