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Nobe 100 Aims To Show Morgan A Thing Or Two About Retro EV Trikes

A team from Estonia is crowd-funding the project to put it into production

If the Morgan EV3 has shown us anything, it's that a three-wheeler can look retro but still pack a high-tech electric powertrain. But now the little British roadster has a challenger on its hands. Or it could, at any rate. Feast your eyes on the Nobe 100. The retro three-wheeled vehicle is a project from an Estonian team that's currently looking for financial backing, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to get there. And if they do, they could put the vehicle into production.

The design, as you can see, is as cute as can be. Unlike the Morgan, the Polaris Slingshot, or anything Campagna makes, it's not a roadster. This one has a fixed roof, tapering towards that single rear wheel.

That cabin has two rows of seats, ostensibly with roof for four – although we wouldn't want to pack that many people in for more than a quick drive around town. That's about all it'd be good for, anyway, since it's barely expected to do much more than 60 miles per hour, or go for more than 136 miles before needing to recharge. And unlike most three-wheelers, Nobe's powertrain drives all three wheels. It just won't drive them very quickly, is all. Like what you see? It's expected to retail for about $34,000. Which is more pretty darn cheap for an EV so unique. But we wouldn't be surprised to see that price inflate as Nobe gears up for production. That is, if it ever makes it to production.

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