When you strap an electric motor onto a drift trike, Local Motors’ Verrado is the result. Equipped with a MagicPie 3-hub brushless motor and a lithium cobalt manganese battery to power its 20-inch front wheel, its two 5″ steel rear wheels are fitted with 10″ karting tires, wrapped in PVC sleeves almost an inch thick. The disc brakes use regenerative braking bring the trike to a stop. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Priced from $1560, Local Motors says the trike can be charged in around three hours, with each charge providing 45 minutes or 12 miles (19.3 km) worth of riding, though this will vary depending on how extreme you decide to go. The steel frame sports a cushioned seat and is powder-coated in either black, white, red or silver.