Sway in pre-production at GOVECS

 

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The Sway tilting trike is now in pre-production at the GOVECS factory in Poland.

We presented the Sway a while ago after discovering it at the 2014 EICMA show. http://cleanrider.com/american-entrepreneurs-eicma-sway-fido/

A lot has happened since. In May 2015, Joe Wilcox, Sway’s founder, went on the famous TV show “Shark Tank”, where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their new product or company to a panel of potential investors. One of them, Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, agreed to invest $300,000 in Sway Motorsports in exchange for 30% of the company.

Shortly after, Sway came to an agreement with GOVECS to manufacture the trike. According to Sway’s web site, the trike will now be offered in two versions:

– Sway Lithium:

3kWh Lithium Ion Battery

5kW PMAC Hub Motor

Range: 40 Miles

Top Speed: 55 mph

Price: $7,500

– Sway Lithium Plus

4.5kWh Lithium Ion Battery

8kW PMAC Hub Motor

Range: 60 Miles

Top Speed: 70 mph

Price: $10,999

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However in the latest video below, the trike seems to have lost the Chinese hub motor in favor of GOVECS’ belt drive system. The web site still mentions a Summer 2016 release date.

We have to admit that we were a little doubtful about ever seeing this product on the market. But with Mark Cuban and GOVECS on board, it now seems certain that the Sway tilting Trike will soon be available. We shall see if there is a real market for such a vehicle.

Video: https://vimeo.com/120719933

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  1. yuval Brandstetter MD wrote the 28/02/2016

    The numbers dont add up. With three wheels and upright sitting position this vehicle should generate more air-resistance than a two wheeler. The effective range of my FX, a slim two-wheeler with 5.7 KwH is 40-45 miles, So a 4.5 KwH trike cannot provide a 50% longer range, unless its limited to 40 KMH speed and lackluster acceleration. Gas-powered tilt trikes are dime a dozen in Europe, for half the price, and with gas prices at a new low every day I doubt a minimum-performance trike is the machine the masses are waiting for.

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