Radical electric vehicle concepts like Volkswagen's new dune buggy or the insanely fast Rivian R1T pickup make headlines daily. What makes the Sondors electric car extraordinary—aside from the three-wheel chassis—is the fact that it costs just $10,000 and is set to hit public roads this spring.
Even at that remarkably low price, you're getting much more than a motorized trike in a shell. The Sondors, its gorgeous lines inspired by the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, also has many of the basic features and creature comforts found in any modern car. They include air conditioning, heat, an AM/FM stereo, power windows, power door locks, airbags, an auxiliary port, regenerative anti-lock brakes, a push button start and traction control.
The EV's supercar inspiration isn't even subtle: The resemblance to the Maserati Quattroporte's streamlined front end is especially noticeable.
Specs are a little vague, but Sondors says 170 horsepower will push the 1,800-pound car to 60 mph in 5-8 seconds. With a low center of gravity and two wheels in the front, it shouldn't topple over in corners at reasonable speeds.
Now for the topic that makes—or brakes (get it?)—all electric rides: range. The $10,000 base model Sondors is limited to 75 miles. Not great. But throw in up to $3,000 for upgraded lithium-ion batteries, and range increases to either 150 or 200 miles.
CEO Storm Sondors, who launched a successful e-bike company of the same name, hopes the Sondors Electric Car Company will be a "game-changer" in the EV space.
If you agree, head to Sondors website to preorder one now.