starting at $27,500
to 90 miles
equivalent of 250 - 500 mpg
consumption and high efficiency.
Piloting a TWIKE is
the revolutionary driving experience.
mobility for today's people.
Intelligence on three wheels
The TWIKE captivates you
with its innovative design and on the road performance. With a top
speed of 55 miles per hour and a range of up to 90 miles, whether
for work or play, open convertible top in the summer, or buttoned up
warm and dry in the face of wind and rain and even snow, your trusty
TWIKE takes you where you want to go.
Joystick steering: Simple
intuitive, and fun!
With the joystick you
have complete fingertip control of steering, acceleration, turn
signals, and brakes, all in one hand. Cruise control provides for a
relaxed and energy saving ride.
The design: sleek and elegant
The TWIKEs aerodynamic
shape is as efficient flowing through the air as it is
pleasing to the eye, and the soft convertible top adds to the fun of
driving. Different models, options, and colors offer room for
The TWIKE battery: powerful and
With 336 volts and up to
17 amp hours of power, the battery provides for fast acceleration,
hill climbing strength, and long range. High technology for
The computer: Monitoring system
for safety and information
The on-board computer
passes the pilots commands on to the TWIKEs electronic brain. The
digital display informs the pilot about battery charge, range,
speed, and much more
The electric motor: Strong and
The high performance AC
motor converts energy efficiently into motion, and the intelligent
control system provides for slip-free braking and acceleration even
on icy roads. And through the magic of regenerative braking, the
motor can also convert motion back into energy, effectively
refueling the battery whenvever the vehicle decelerates.
The hybrid drive: fitness through
pedaling - a true sports car
The TWIKE ACTIVE
combines an electric motor with a pedal drive, in a unique system
that converts muscle power directly into motion, while allowing
electric power to assist instantly and at any time. This new exo-bionic
synergy between person and machine fulfills the desire for freedom
and independence, while still allowing movement through space with
efficiency and quickness. Time spent powering the TWIKE trains the
muscles, boosts the circulation, and sharpens the mind.
Extreme efficiency: Responsibility
for the Future
efficiency of about one kilowatt hour of electricity used per one
hundred miles travelled means an ultra low energy cost of far less
than one cent per mile. And driving a TWIKE becomes even more
eco-friendly if the power to charge it comes from renewable
resources. As a zero emissions electric vehicle, the TWIKE may be
eligible for federal, state, and local tax credits and incentives in
-The TWIKE Manufacturer, Germany,
-Director of North American Operations: Mike Patterson,
The TWIKE Battery
The TWIKE can be fitted
with different battery types. The NiCd batteries offer an economical
relationship between capacity, power, and weight. Facts like quick
chargeability, high capacity at temperatures between -10 and 45C,
and long lifespan are the advantages of this type.
The NiCd battery offers a maximum range of 90km and is the most
robust and durable battery today. If you need a range of more than
100km per charge you have the option of using the new NiMH battery.
The TWIKE battery modules work on a high voltage level. 280 cells in
series provide a net voltage of 336V. The reliability and endurance
of the modules is achieved through an optimal control and monitoring
system. The on-board computer uses five different charging phases to
always ensure maximal battery capacity. Computer and battery
management system communicate permanently and transmit the data to
the digital display.
The range depends on several factors like speed, weight, road
conditions, and weather. The range of the TWIKE ACTIVE also depends
on your own fitness. By using your muscles you can extend the range
by 5-20%. In extreme conditions the actual range can be higher or
lower than the given values.
Type: Three wheeled
vehicle, convertible, two seater
Registration: motorcycle. ZEV
Maximum speed: 55 mph Range per charge: Up to 90 miles, depending
upon battery type
Charging: 120v or 240v
Economy: The electric equivalent of 250 to 500 miles per gallon
Drive Motor: 336V, 3kW, asynchronous motor
Weight: 520 pounds empty, 990 pounds maximum loaded
Dimensions: 9 long x 4 wide x 4 high
Luggage space: sixteen cubic feet
Construction: Aluminum alloy space frame with thermoplastic body
Price: between ~ 18,000 and ~30,000 , depending on range and