Coming in slightly wider than the Lumeneo, but still an ultra tiny 3.3 feet wide and 10 ft long, the CLEVER is a three-wheeled zoomy little low emissions car that could make its way to the street…maybe…possibly…who really knows. But the prototype is here!
CLEVER is an acronym for Compact Low Emissions Vehicle for Urban Transport, and the design came from the Technical University of Berlin. The car is a sinle sylinder 230cc compressed natural gas engine that can go 62 mph for about 125 miles, while spitting out less than 60 g/km of CO2. Yes, that’s less than the Prius’ 104 g/km, but look at the size difference in the car – the lower emissions is kinda expected. They’ve also crash tested it with some pretty good safety results. But why three wheels?
Well, it is possibly because the developers wanted to be cool by sticking with the 100+ year history of three-wheelers. But more likely, three wheels would allow them to stick closer to their goals of producing a light-weight, small two-seater with low emissions. And like the Lumeneo, it is designed to tilt around corners, rather than turn, similar to a motorcycle.
But whether or not it will be a reality for consumers is still up in the air.
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