nThree challenge. Small electric cars, tricycles and quadricycles all suffer from the same inherent drawback; they are meant to be cheap and affordable but they end up being expensive like real cars because they are BUILT like real cars. The mission on the nThree was to address these conceptual and design shortcomings and design an affordable, single-seat electric vehicle that would offer all (or most) of the comforts of an electric car at the cost of an e-bike.
To achieve the objectives, the nThree was built with a simplistic approach reminiscent on the nCycle. The vehicle was reduced to the most essential stable geometry of three wheels to reduce cost, and takes a close look at nature to mimic the the structure of a Toucan birds beak for better strength and lightweight.