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Electric Sports Cars

Ampere Motor USA's Low-Slung Budget Electric Car Only Has Three Wheels

— January 28, 2018 — Autos
This budget electric car has three wheels and has the appearance of a sports car. From LA-based startup Ampere Motor USA, the Polaris Slingshot costs less than $10K and has a 100 mile range.

Perfect for city commuting and fun on the weekends, the vehicle has a number of impressive features including an extremely strong and rigid, yet lightweight, race car-derived tubular chassis, double wishbone suspension and a smart regenerative braking system. The budget electric car also has a carbon kevlar belt drivetrain and the same sort of suspension that 100K sports cars have. It is also described as being "maintenance-free, almost indestructible." The production of the electric sports car is expected to begin this year, with 80% of mass production ready.
Trend Themes
1. Low-budget Electric Cars - There is an opportunity to disrupt the automotive industry by making low-budget electric sports cars with impressive features.
2. Three-wheeled Electric Cars - There is an opportunity to disrupt the automotive industry by making affordable three-wheeled electric sports cars with excellent driving experience.
3. Regenerative Braking Systems - There is an opportunity to disrupt the automotive industry by developing efficient regenerative braking systems that improve the range of the low-budget electric sports cars.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can benefit from producing low-budget yet high-performance electric sports cars that meet the needs of the urban commuters and weekend drivers.
2. Electric Vehicles - The electric vehicle industry can benefit from developing more affordable and efficient three-wheeled sports cars that appeal to a wider demographic.
3. Green Technology - The green technology industry can benefit from investing in the development of regenerative braking systems that enhance the performance and efficiency of electric sports cars.
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