VentureOne is One Quick Tryke, Electric or Hybrid

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Electric tricycles seem to be a growing trend, and we can now add this VentureOne to that list. This one gives you a choice of either all-electric or hybrid power. It leans when you turn, can reach 0-60 in 6 seconds and goes 100mph with an impressive 100mpg fuel efficiency. Perhaps the most startling of all is its price, $18,000 for the hybrid drive Venture E50, up to $23,000 for the all-electric drive Venture EV.

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We're most interested in that all-electric model, even though its top speed is just 75mph with a range of 120 miles. Yeah, those specs aren't as good as the $42K 125mph PT2 Electric, but still, saving $19,000 for that extra 50mph that you can rarely if ever legally use is a bargain.

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Illustration for article titled VentureOne is One Quick Tryke, Electric or Hybrid
Illustration for article titled VentureOne is One Quick Tryke, Electric or Hybrid

We're also quite impressed by the VentureOne's way-cool design, put together for California's VentureVehicles by the BMW Group Designworks USA. Expect to see this electro-tryke hit California roads by July 2008. We just wouldn't want to be that poor soul sitting in the back seat.

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Product Page [Venture Vehicles, via Slash Gear]

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King Antonius

For the person who was wondering on the safety of this, I think it'll be pretty safe. There was a vehicle like this that came out in the early 90's but only had 2 wheels like a motorcycle. The guy driving wrecked it at 160 miles per hour (yes, I meant MILES) and he came out with only minor injuries.