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Sunday, July 5, 2015

This Three-Wheeled Electric Bicycle is a Morgan Wannabe

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Do you love the Morgan 3 Wheeler, but don’t want to dish out five figures? Then do we have something for you. This is a Morgan 3 Wheeler that you pedal—actually, it’s not even a Morgan at all, but it sure wants to be.
 
The quirky creation comes from the Russian company Ekomobil, and it combines the efficiency of a bicycle, with the retro-tastic looks of the Morgan 3 Wheeler. All with a slightly cheaper price than the standard 3 Wheeler.

According to Gizmodo, you get two, 24-inch tires on either side, a smaller wheel center-mounted in the back, a wood veneer and leather trim interior, and even a few creature comforts like an MP3 player, a lighting system, and an in-dash quartz clock. But here’s the best part: it’s electric.

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As you pedal, the chain transfers energy to a Shimano Nexus 3-Speed transmission at the rear wheel. That means the optional 48-volt motor will propel you to a top speed of 25 mph, with a range of up to 25 miles on a single charge.
What’s the price? Starting at $2,800, the Ekomobil undercuts the $52,000+ Morgan 3 Wheeler by just a few bucks.

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