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Icona - E3WM

Electric 3 Wheel Mobile

Icona has developed the E3WM, a highly innovative proposal for an emerging class of new vehicles: the Personal Mobility Vehicle. The E3WM is combining a car safety and comfort with the driving excitement and maneuverability of a motorcycle. Its electric powertrain perfectly suits an urban usage or an environment aware recreational vehicle.

E3WM is a three wheel vehicle for two passengers seating in line. It is the first Personal Mobility Vehicle that combines up-to-date technologies electric powertrain, active tilt & steer control, integrated vehicle dynamics, structural optimization and crash proof frame. E3WM is much safer than motorbikes and scooters as well as much smaller than and lighter than any car.

E3WM is equipped with one rear main electric motor and two front motors in wheel which allow a full electronic control of integral traction and vehicle dynamics.

With its overall dimensions and low weight, E3WM serves perfectly the purpose of personal mobility.

Icona’s styling and engineering know-how made this vehicle lighter and more drag efficient than a regular car in order to obtain a much smaller footprint. However, with a powertrain maximum power of 85 kW, the acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/ h comes in just 5 seconds while the vehicle’s range reach 150 Km in an urban usage. The battery pack is located under the dashboard and between the driver’s legs. It can be fully charged between 4 and 6 hours by a SAE J1772 connector.

Very different from previous personal transportation, E3WM is as safe as a regular small city vehicle. The passenger cabin has been created in computer aided simulations and optimized in physical crash testing according to the European NCAP crash test. As a result, the occupants do not depend on helmets for protection and are also safeguarded from weather and wind while the actively controlled tilting suspension improves the vehicle stability and dynamics.

Equiped with 17” lightweight aluminum wheels and a totally new suspension, E3WM is designed to tilt when cornering thanks to a computer-controled tilting system. This very reliable and responsive electromechanical system assures that the vehicle stays upright during standstill or lower speeds, while leans into curves like a motorcycle at higher speed. Vehicle motion is constantly monitored and allows the vehicle to be steered like a car, while offering the driving fun and a maneuverability of a motorcycle. Besides, a full dynamics control that  provides integral traction (3 wheels) with an anti-skid and stability control complete the active safety features.

Being an innovative new vehicle full of technology, E3WM will have a uniquely distinctive style. It will break away from previously seen 3 wheelers design, and clearly desmonstrate the belonging to the world of city vehicles. Icona wanted to emphasize  on efficiency at every level (pleasure and practicability) and definitly will give the must fresh alternative to city cars.

E3WM Specifications 

 

DESCRIPTION 

UNIT 

INFORMATION 

 

VEHICLE OVERALL DIMENSIONS 

Length

 mm

2500

Width

 mm

1230

Height

 mm

1760

Wheelbase

 mm

1725

Wheel track (front)

 mm

1024

Front tire (dimension)

 

150/45 R18

Rear tire (dimension)

 

170/45 R18

 

VEHICLE OVERALL MASSES 

Curb weight – Std A (empty + fluids)

kg

400

 

PERFORMANCE DATA 

Max roll angle

deg

45

Turning radius

m

9

Max acceleration 0->50 km/ h

s

<3

Max acceleration 0->100 km/ h

s

<5

Max acceleration 0->400 m

s

<15

Braking 100 -> 0 km/ h

m

<40

Range (pure electric mode, ECE cycle)

Km

 >150

 

POWERTRAIN 

Power (continuous)

 kW

55

Power (max)

 kW

85

Torque (continuous)

Nm

130x8

Torque (max)

Nm

200x8

Energy

kWh

9

 

SAFETY 

Crash test

 NCAP stars

TBD

Frame

Type

 Tubular frame

Frame

Material

High resist. Steel

         

 SOURCE: Icona Shanghai

 

Shows

2011  Shanghai

Picture places

Icona Shanghai 

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