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The KTM E3W Electric Concept Features Lamborghini-Style Scissor Doors for Tight Urban Spaces

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On October 5, 2011 @ 8:17 am In automotive,Green Transportation | No Comments

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We recently saw a new crop of open-wheeled concept cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show [1] that boasted electric motors and futuristic good looks. Here’s another take on that idea, the KTM E3W, recently released by Austria-based KTM [2] and its partner the Austrian Institute of Technology [3]. The E3W weighs just over 1,100 pounds and can go 62 miles on a charge, but the best part about this city car is that it features Lamborghini-style scissor doors [4] to accomodate tight urban parking spaces.

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KTM [2] is planning to build 50,000 of these little urban warriors in 2013, at a price estimated to be between $7,000 and $11,500. Do you dig the two-seat, three-wheeled layout and the contrasting matte body colors? Or would you like your scissor doors on something with a more aerodynamic front end?

+ KTM [2]

Via Auto Guide [5]


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[1] Frankfurt Motor Show: http://inhabitat.com/city-cars-reign-supreme-at-the-2011-frankfurt-motor-show/

[2] KTM: http://www.ktm.com/at/ready-to-race.html

[3] Austrian Institute of Technology: http://www.ait.ac.at/

[4] scissor doors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scissor_doors

[5] Auto Guide: http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/08/ktm-e3w-revealed-motorcycle-maker-develops-three-wheel-electric-city-car.html

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