by Laura Cowan
Have you ever considered a three-wheel vehicle for your daily commute? Previously, the choice of sunny city dwellers traveling only a few miles, three-wheel EVs are now expanding to create commuting options for more people wanting to green their transportation. The Nimbus three-wheel EV aims to solve traffic congestion while combining the best traits of a scooter with a standard car. It gets 93 miles to a charge, and can go places many EVs can’t.
What is most unique about the Nimbus EV is that it balances itself and packs high-tech safety features to prevent accidents. No worries about being inexperienced steering a three-wheel vehicle. This car helps prevent collisions with cameras and AI, and has standard airbags and steel frame to protect you inside the car.
Additionally, the EV also uses about one-third the carbon per mile of a Tesla Model 3, and a full one-tenth of a typical internal combustion engine car. We often don’t think about the overall carbon footprint of a vehicle from manufacturing to full lifecycle use, but even EVs have a carbon footprint. Using a smaller vehicle can help reduce this footprint.
Best of all, the vehicle doesn’t need you to learn how to pilot it as it can balance and manage its own stability. This means you can drive a Nimbus EV with a regular car license in most locations.
In a time of skyrocketing vehicle prices, a tiny car like the Nimbus could provide an alternative to pricey larger EVs. The vehicle can be charged anywhere by taking out swappable batteries or plugging it into a wall socket directly for a 5.4 hour charge. If you have a Level 2 charger, the Nimbus can charge in 1.2 hours, which could be faster than your laptop. Nimbus is working towards having battery swapping kiosks in major cities to recharge the vehicle in a minute. This type of out-of-the-box thinking could change the game on who can use EVs for commuting.