KTM’s E3W to rival Renault Twizy image

KTM has released the first images of its electric three-wheel city vehicle which was developed with the Austrian Technology Institute and partially sponsored by the Vienna government.

With a plastic body, doors which open vertically and seats placed exactly like in a regular car, the KTM E3W is powered by an electric motor and a 6.5 kWh Lithium-Ion battery developing 20 horsepower and giving the vehicle a top speed of 95 km/h.

The E3W weighs only 500 kg and it was created as a city car but according to the manufacturer the vehicle could go into mass production in 24 months.

The eco-friendly E3W has autonomy of 100 kilometers and even though the manufacturer hasn’t made public yet any information about its fuel consumption it is expected to be very low, which can mean only one thing: success. Adding the fact that it will cost between 5.000 and 8.000 euros when it will come off the production line than, KTM has literally found gold.

The KTM E3W will be officially presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.