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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,Innovation | No Comments
We recently saw a new crop of open-wheeled concept cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show  that boasted electric motors and futuristic good looks. Here’s another take on that idea, the KTM E3W, recently released by Austria-based KTM  and its partner the Austrian Institute of Technology . 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  to accomodate tight urban parking spaces.
KTM  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 
Via Auto Guide 
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URLs in this post:
 Frankfurt Motor Show: http://inhabitat.com/city-cars-reign-supreme-at-the-2011-frankfurt-motor-show/
 KTM: http://www.ktm.com/at/ready-to-race.html
 Austrian Institute of Technology: http://www.ait.ac.at/
 scissor doors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scissor_doors
 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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