Ampere Motor’s New $9,900 Electric Three-Wheeler Roadster

California is one of the largest markets for electric vehicles in the United States so it comes as little surprise that Ampere Motor decided to use the Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce a prototype of their upcoming roadster called the 1.

Described as an ideal vehicle for city commuting or weekend fun, the roadster is a three-wheel electric vehicle from a startup that says it consists of “highly experienced car designers, engineers, and race drivers.”

The car is still in the prototype phase but the company says it’s about 80% ready for mass production. Given the situation, it’s not surprising that details are extremely limited. However, the company revealed the car rides on a tubular chassis and features a double wishbone suspension as well as “carbon kevlar belt powertrain.”

Motivation comes from an electric motor that powered by an undisclosed battery. It will reportedly enable the model to have a range of up to 100 miles (160 km) on a single charge.

Ampere says the roadster will only cost $9,900 and will be launched next year. The company is accepting pre-orders for $200 and says additional information will be released shortly.

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  • CAN’T IMAGINE MANY WOULD WANT TO DRIVE THROUGH A CITY ON A CHAIR/BENCH WITH OUT A PROPER WINDSHIELD.

    • andy

      they will have a windshield in the production model and also a optional hardtop can be added

  • Grumpy

    …Take that Elio

  • OdysseyTag

    Who’s up for a round of bumper cars?

  • Poop Doop

    Ewwww im pretty sure those are chinese repro grand am headlights

  • Cameron

    Um yeah how about no.

  • Blackwater

    Another absolute con job.

  • damogroove

    Cool for Sunday morning coffee runs with the kid!

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