Energya : Stylish and High Performance Three-Wheeled Vehicle

New trend of three wheeled vehicles has come again because they are designed as a light and high performance vehicle. Higgins-Aubé Inc is a Canadian company who is very proud to create the “Energya”, a three-wheeled vehicle. Energya is like an open wheels race car with distinctive and cutting edge aggressive features. The engine is powered by a motorcycle engine having a six-speed sequential manual transmission. Its innovative half doors are very helpful to access to the cockpit while offering side-impact safety. So, anyone driving Energya is surely going to have a dynamically thrilling experience.

energya three-wheeled vehicle

energya three-wheeled vehicle


[Press Release]

Higgins-Aubé Inc, a young Canadian company, is proud to show early images of its latest creation, the Energya, a three-wheeled vehicle. The Energya™ three-wheeled vehicle, also now know as a motomobile, is designed as a light, high performance vehicle. Similar to a sports car where the driver and the passenger are seated side-by-side, the Energya™ motomobile has a rear engine that drives the single wheel at the back. The vehicle feels, drives and behaves mostly like an open wheels racecar. The vehicle features a distinctive, cutting-edge aggressive design that reflects its level of performance.

energya three-wheeled vehicle

Mechanically, the Energya™ motomobile will be powered by a motorcycle engine having a six-speed sequential manual transmission. It will feature an aluminum frame with inboard front suspension using superposed unequal A-arms. The dampers slightly protrude through the front cowling, both as a design statement and for cooling reasons. Particular attention has been given to reduce the weight of each component in order to produce a vehicle that conveys a dynamically thrilling experience. Particular attention has been given to reduce the mass of the non-suspended components and to centralizing most of the mass closer to the vehicle center of gravity for enhancing dynamic performances. The cockpit is typical of a racecar with only the essential instruments for the road. The seats are very supportive, in pure racecar fashion. Innovatively, half-doors are provided to ease access to the cockpit while providing side-impact protection. Convenience has not been neglected with a small storage space under the front cowling.

energya three-wheeled vehicle

The advantage of having only three wheels is manifold. First and foremost, a three-wheeled vehicle is considered, in many jurisdictions as a motorcycle. Since the vehicle may do without many of the mandatory systems and components required on an automobile, the motomobile may consequently be made lighter, advantageously influencing its performances. As Higgins-Aubé shares the philosophy of late Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus Cars™, reducing weight was indeed the cornerstone that led to the choice of this type of vehicle. Furthermore, a three-wheel vehicle having two wheels at the front, contrarily to having a single wheel at the front, is dynamically stable.

Performance targets are set high: achieve 0-100km/h within 4 seconds and lateral acceleration in excess of 1 G. Expect an engine in the neighborhood of 200 hp and an approximate vehicle weight of 350kg. The Energya™ motomobile is aimed at providing exotic car performance at down-to-earth prices.

energya three-wheeled vehicle

Styling and design were conducted per state of the art R&D process. “We aimed at solving the main problems related to this compact architecture in sync with engineering. For example, ingress-egress ease and side impact protection were made possible by the use of a half door which also improves general styling by connecting the lower front cowling to the rear fairing with a continuous dynamic line” says Aubé.

energya three-wheeled vehicle

Given appropriate financial backing, production units of the Energya™ motomobile could hit the market within 18 months.

As a future step, it is envisioned that the Energya™ motomobile will be offered as an electric vehicle. This will turn the electric-car stereotype on its head, as the same performance objectives will be maintained.

energya three-wheeled vehicle

energya three-wheeled vehicle

energya three-wheeled vehicle

energya three-wheeled vehicle

energya three-wheeled vehicle

Designer : Higgins-Aubé Inc

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john says: October 10, 2008

dats obviously a rip of design of lamborghini.

manoj says: November 1, 2008

simply superb………….

Ailton Lima says: December 10, 2009

Considering the present circumstancies, I think you should have the electric car imediately. Not in the future. It will help you market the car and get investidor more interested. The tag word today is electric. Run with it.

How much do you think this car will cost?

The design is absolutely great. How much investment do you need to get this vehicle to market? Have you considered making it in the US?

willie williams says: January 20, 2010

what's the purchasing price, and do you ship to the US?

G Gorham says: March 16, 2010

I like it to a certain point. I'd like a small windshield and a bar effect behind the seat if this was to be a reality. Those cat ear things look horrible behind the occupants. I'd assume they would attribute to some serious drag which is a con. other than that it's extremely stylish. Would like to understand what it looks like without the skins. Is there cargo of any kind to maybe carry beach gear like towels?

Theoldstoryteller says: November 16, 2011

What about a three wheeler with front wheel drive for pull instead of push? Also front wheels that would tilt for better handling? I've been thinking of a vehicle like this for awhile. I just thought I'd pass it on for consideration. I've also pondered an off road vehicle with your design. It just seems like it would be very stable. Something very low that could cross any terrain? Thanks, Gary Adkins

itiscomingfromthesky says: April 14, 2013

I have always envisioned a reverse trike with the front wheels being electric hub motors while the rear is driven by a all (relatively speaking) 500 or 600CC twin. In city environments the electric front wheel drive would be perfect, while on the highway the gasoline motor would provide ample power. In addition, the gas engine could be used to charge a minimal pack of batteries when the electrons become depleted.







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