Vanderhall Motor Works Introduces All-Electric Edison2 (w/videos)
While some electric three-wheelers like the Morgan EV3 are delayed, Vanderhall Motor Works steps-in with its first all-electric model, the Edison2.
The Edison2 debuted at the the 2017 Progressive International Motor Cycle Show in Long Beach, California this past November and was shown at the recent CES in Las Vegas.
The two-seater is equipped with 30 kWh battery for up to 200 miles (320 km) of range and two electric motors for the front wheels (180hp and 240 lb-ft of system output). It goes 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds.
Pricing starts at $34,950. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of this year.
“As a tribute to the seminal Thomas Edison-Henry Ford electric car project more than 100 years ago, the Vanderhall Edison2will be painted any color the customer wants — so long as it is black.”
“Like the existing Vanderhall models, the Edison2 will be hand-built at the company’s Utah factory using almost entirely American-sourced components. Vanderhall founder/designer Steve Hall follows his family’s legacy of innovation, holding several patents for the Edison2 and other Vanderhall models: including the tab-and-slot double-wall chassis and the non-welded cross-hatched front grille. (His grandfather H. Tracy Hall developed the process for creating synthetic diamonds, used in industrial applications.)”
“Many Edison2 components have similar underpinnings to the Venice model. These include the front pushrod suspension system. The rear suspension employs an aluminum single-sided swingarm with mid-mounted coil spring. GM rack-and-pinion steering incorporates GM-sourced knuckles. Additional GM technology incorporated in the Vanderhall Edison2 includes brake assist and steering assist. Standard Brembo brakes halt the Edison2 from 60-0 mph in less than 85 feet.
The Vanderhall Edison2 was created to modernize open-air roadster driving excitement. Pre-orders are being accepted now for 2018 Q2 initial deliveries. For more information or to locate your closest dealer, please visit Vanderhall Motor Works Inc. at vanderhallusa.com.”
Vanderhall Marketing Director Daniel Boyer said:
“EVs have amazing performance advantages,” says “Offering an electric powertrain is in line with Vanderhall’s focus on innovative, effortless performance. Our Venice model is already incredibly nimble, and the Edison2 is the quickest Vanderhall we have ever produced.”