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Ample Eo Debuts as the World’s First All Electric Quadricycle

Posted By Marc Carter On May 14, 2012 @ 11:37 am In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | No Comments

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The guys over at Autoblog [1] were on hand when Ample International [2] unveiled the Eo, a new small electric vehicle [3] that Ample is calling the “world’s first e-quadricycle.” The Eo was on display at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) [4] last week in Los Angeles. The vehicle features highly unique styling, but can seat up to three passengers and has an impressive all-electric range of 124 miles. Ample’s Shida Zheng describes the Eo [5] as a “four-wheeled motorcycle, completely powered by electricity.”

On the outside the electric [6] Eo features a futuristic design that does away with side mirrors. Instead of using the exterior mirrors to see what’s surrounding the Eo, the driver will have to rely on backward facing cameras on the outside that display a live feed into a screen on the dashboard. The driver sits in a sole front seat, while the space in the back is flexible with two seats that fold down from the sides of the vehicle. Hopefully the two rear passengers are friends, since they will be forced to stare at each other as they try to not bump their knees.

There haven’t been any announcements if the Eo will be produced, but with a top speed of 40 mph and an all-electric range [7] of 124 miles, the Eo could be perfect little delivery van for an urban environment.

Via Autoblog [1]

Photo credit: Sebastian Blanco / AOL [1]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Autoblog: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/12/evs-ample-eo-electric-vehicle-claims-worlds-first-e-quadricyc/

[2] Ample International: http://www.ampleauto.com

[3] electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[4] Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26): http://events.ntpshow.com/evs26/public/enter.aspx

[5] describes the Eo: http://www.neontommy.com/news/2012/05/electric-vehicle-symposium-draws-tech-savvy-la-crowds

[6] electric: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric

[7] electric range: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+range

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