Trinity

The concept

The Trinity is an electric torpedo shaped vehicle similar to the Hyperjolt concept. This is not a car but a closed motorcycle trike. With its seats in tandem, it takes up less space on the roads, it is also lighter and quieter. Trinity has a front wheel drive unlike the Spyder and the T-Rex.

The background

When I was studying at CEGEP (circa 1992) one of my teachers, Pierre Ethier, assigned me the task of designing and machining a front differential for a three-wheeled motorcycle. His idea was to create an open and fun bike that can carry two people with luggage for a ride during the weekend. His functional prototype, crafted from metal tubes and with a Citroën engine, inspired me to create a closed version, called Trinity project.

How it works

Trinity is powered by a 40 kW electric motor; which provides traction to the two front wheels. The cockpit opens like the windshield of a fighter jet, and the tandem seat allows a narrower frame and reduces the drag compared to a car. To enter roadster mode, the owner can simply remove the sunroof.

The undercarriage is manufactured by stamping a piece of aluminum (two dimensions) with concrete molds. The side panels are made of carbon fiber and the panoramic windows are plastic to reduce weight. The vehicle would be considered a motorcycle alongside the Can-am Spyder because it is equipped with three wheels, so there would be fewer requirements to meet to satisfy road standards.

What it’s used for

The Trinity could be driven like a motorcycle or recreational vehicle same as a transport vehicle. The fact that it can be protected from the elements is interesting, especially if you live in a country where it rains often. Being fully electric and narrow, it could be stored in your garage upright.

The designer

The concept for the Trinity was developed in collaboration with Cliff Humes, an industrial designer living in Toronto, Canada. Cliff graduated from the College of Art and Design Ontario. he currently works as an independent designer.

 

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