The Trike’s target price will be €24,000 ($29,100), so a €100 ($121) deposit is comparative peanuts. But it IS a great way of showing support, reserving your own Trike if you’re interested in one, and helping a startup get a prototype into series production.
AKO is currently at the second prototype, and they’re hoping a third will be possible in 2021. You can see the second and a concept for the third prototype in the gallery attached. The second has already been tested, with AKO saying it even enabled them to “invite people for a test-ride,” which was a first for the company.
All signs point that AKO is well on its way of delivering a titling trike that is both all-electric (so, sustainable) and the perfect vehicle between a car and motorcycle. It would be ideal for crowded urban environments but also do well on the highway and, while not a perfect solution (the makers’ own words to mean that it can’t possibly please everyone), it will be something unlike any other EV out there.
If you also factor in a theoretical range of 300 km (186 miles), a top speed of 230 kph (143 mph), and the promise of a sustainable and very fun vehicle, what’s there not to love about this beastly trike?