Canadian electric vehicle manufacturer Daymak has just unveiled its first three-wheeled electric car, the Daymak Spiritus. With a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h), the company claims the Spiritus is the world’s fastest three-wheeled electric car.
The Daymak Spiritus was announced under the Canadian company’s Avvenir series of new electric vehicles in November last year. Now Daymak has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Daymak Spirtus with the goal of reaching 50,000 pre-orders through retail sales and letters of intent from distributors worldwide. The campaign started on the 23 March 2021 and will end July 23, 2021. Those placing an order online will benefit from the locked-in and save the additional cost from the final SRP price. The Canadian company says that the three-wheeled electric car is slated to start production in 2023.
The Spiritus comes in two performance levels. The faster of the two is the Spiritus Ultimate that boasts the top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h) while the Spiritus Delux can reach 85 mph (137 km/h). The speed of the Ultimate version is owing to the three-wheeled car’s all-wheel-drive design with 147 kW, sporting an 80 kWh battery that should give the two-seater a range of around 300 miles (482 km).
The Deluxe model is the less powerful of the two with a 36 kWh battery, 180 miles (300 km) of range and a power output of 75 kW. This power difference is going to be felt taking off at the lights – while the smaller version can get from 0-60 mph (approx- 0-100 km) in 6.9 seconds, its more powerful sister, the Ultimate requires only 1.8 seconds, which is greater acceleration than the Tesla Roadster (at 1.9 seconds) or electric motorbikes currently on the market (eg. the Lightning LS-218 built for speed can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds).
Not only is the performance data of the two models quite different, but they also have an extremely different price. The less powerful Delux model has a promotional price of $19,995, whereas its more powerful sister model has a price tag of $149,995 as it would seem, the speed and power come at a price.
The Spiritus features a number of technical details such as solar panels for trickle charging, a regeneration system and a wireless charger for which Daymak says the patent is pending.
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