FuelVapor Technologies showcased their independently designed 3-wheeled vehicle at the Vancouver International Auto Show. A unique hybrid, the “ale” has already been rated at 92 miles per gallon (woah!) while being able to go from 0 to 60 in a mere 5 seconds. Since it’s a 3-wheeler, the ale is expected to perform well with corners, offering 1.7 g’s of cornering capability. The 3 wheels also provide an additional benefit of reducing overall body weight of the vehicle, improving fuel efficiency by reducing drag and providing a teardrop shape improving aerodynamics. Fuel Vapor Technologies is already hoping to push pass the 100 mpg threshold utilizing their secret way of managing and metering the fuel vapor system while making a sporty and very eye-catching hybrid vehicle.
The “ale” is still in the R&D stage so they are not selling it at this time, but they expect the initial hand-built vehicles to retail for approximately $75,000 to start but they expect this figure may increase.