With its T3 Series electric standup vehicle (ESV), California-based company T3 Motion took aim at the police, security and site management markets with a no-noise, no-pollution, fast-response, one-person vehicle that delivers long battery run time, short recharge time and operating costs of around 10 cents per day. It expanded its line up with the four-wheel CT Micro Car that is designed to service similar markets to the T3 Series. Now the company is taking aim at the wider consumer market for the first time with the GT3, a two-passenger, plug-in electric vehicle that features a single, wide-stance, rear wheel with two tires sharing one rim.
T3 Series ESV
We first took a look at the T3 Series ESV back in 2006 and since then the T3 ESV has picked up numerous awards, been enlisted for patrols with various police departments – both in the U.S. and internationally – and been deployed at more then 100 Target stores across the U.S. where they are used to patrol store parking lots. T3 ESVs are also currently used for security patrols in approximately 15 percent of airports in the U.S. and the vehicle even made a cameo appearance in Iron Man 2.
The key factors contributing to the T3 ESV’s wide range of applications are its economy, simplicity and ease of use. With a low center of gravity it is highly stable and offers wide visibility and strikes a commanding presence for the driver on a 9-inch platform. The vehicle’s dimensions of 53.5 x 34.6 x 53.3-inches (LxWxH) means it can access restricted spaces including elevators and narrow corridors, while its 0-degree turning radius make it incredibly agile. It is also very quiet and can travel at a user selectable 5, 8, 10, 12 or 25 mph.
The vehicle boasts a cargo capacity of 450 pounds, including both rider and equipment which can be stored in the vehicle’s lockable onboard storage compartment.
The company offers a choice of battery options for the T3 ESV offering ranges of 15, 25, 45 or 75 miles, while the vehicle’s two field swappable battery packs are designed to allow for virtually unlimited range.