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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The 80mph TRIAC Goes on Sale!
Posted By Jorge Chapa On May 20, 2008 @ 11:45 am In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 24 Comments
Although we love our public transportation here at Inhabitat, we cannot deny the allure of a zero-emission vehicle . We’re always excited to see more sustainable transportation options for consumers, especially when they go from concept to completely available. The TRIAC , designed by Green Vehicles , is a three wheeled highway capable plug-in electric vehicle that is ready to achieve up to 80mph on the open road. This fun, fast, eco-friendly ride is set to go on sale this summer!
The TRIAC is essentially a large, covered trike. The 20kw electric motor can achieve a very reasonable 80mph, and will take you on travels up to 100 miles on any given charge. It takes about 6 hours for its lithium-ion battery to recharge fully and, as with most electric vehicles, it comes with a regenerative braking system. The package for all of this three-wheeled fun runs about $20,000 dollars.
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