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TWIKE PIONEER EDITION (engl.)

Pionier Aktion

The PIONEER EDITION

TWIKE pilots are pioneers. While everyone is talking about electric mobility, they create facts. And this already for the past 20 years. With a limited edition of 20 vehicles we want to honor your pioneering achievement. Without your courageous decision the TWIKE couldn’t have proved its qualities. The last 15 years TWIKE could advance technologically and even raise standards of efficient mobility. With the current LION batteries electric ranges beyond 500 km are possible today.

ONE FREE BATTERY FOR YOU!
The TWIKE can be equipped with up to 7 batteries. In the pioneer edition we will put another one on the top. We’ll give you one of them for free! This means fun as well as a range extend up to 50 km. 
Price advantage: 2.924 € *

WITH PLUG ON THE FLY
The pioneer edition comes with the access key to all Park &
​​Charge stations. Additionally, you will receive a one-year charge plaque for the current year which allows you to charge for free in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at all Park & ​​Charge stations.
Price advantage: 84 € * for keys, annual and registration fee – charge as often as you like!

FOR EARLY RISERS: 100.000 KM FOR FREE!
Our additional offer for early risers: If you order a TWIKE pioneer edition until April 30th of 2014, we give you the energy for the first 100.000 km! An average consumption of 6 kWh/100 km and an electricity price of about 0.30
/kWh makes in total 1.800 , which we credit you on the purchase price.
Price advantage: 1.513 € *

Interested? Drop us an email at info@twike.com

*All prices without tax and ex work, all prices subject to change without further notice.

More information as well on the Pioneer Editon Flyer:

http://www.twike.com/files/pioneer_edition_2014_en.pdf

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Sep 11

500km electric vehicle TWIKE 3 & concept car TWIKE 4 (TW4XP) at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Hall 3.1/D35

The makers of the 500km electric vehicle TWIKE show their project vehicle TWIKE 4 at the IAA in Frankfurt.

Posting IAA Frankfurt 2013

10.9.2013 Rosenthal/Frankfurt

At this year’s IAA, the company TWIKE presents the project vehicle TWIKE 4, also known as “Project TW4XP” (Three-Wheeler for X-PRIZE), which won at the international competition “Automotive X PRIZE” for highly-efficient vehicles the third place among 136 competitors in its category. In 2014, the TWIKE 5, based on the TWIKE 4, is supposed to appear on the market. The TWIKE is a highly efficient, lightweight and intelligent vehicle concept that differs widely in appearance and handling of an ordinary car. At the IAA, the feedback of a car-loving audience will be warmly appreciated. Suggestions are actively requested and collected in order to integrate them into further development.

The concept

The TWIKE is a three-wheeled electric vehicle for two people and their luggage. Currently available is the TWIKE 3, which has been already delivered over 1.000 times worldwide. It is with a consumption of only 5 kWh/100 km unrivaled in its efficiency. The TWIKE reaches a top speed of 85 km/h and is therefore well suited as an everyday vehicle. The acceleration is remarkable as it boats an unexpected performance that often results in surprised facial expressions. Furthermore, this vehicle is a human power hybrid as it combines an electric motor with a pedal unit allowing the pilots to contribute, without any performance pressure, his fitness ambitions. Thus, a TWIKE includes the unique opportunity to improve your fitness during daily trips. Current TWIKEs reach a range up to 500km, depending on the battery size.

The TWIKE – A short review

The TWIKE resulted originally out of a student project. After receiving several awards at the World’s Fair in Vancouver 1986 and a following development phase, the first TWIKEs were delivered to the final customers. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 customer vehicles have covered a distance of over 60 million kilometers. Furthermore, the TWIKE shows its enormous efficiency – but also its performance regularly on racing and driving events. Some examples from recent years are the price efficiency of the e-miglia 2012, the first place at the WAVE 2011 and 2012 or the “range contest” victory at the eRUDA 2013. At this competition a TWIKE drove more than 500km based on pure electric driving without additional muscle force and without recharging the batteries. The applied batteries are standard ones and available as well for customers.

The TWIKE 5

Although the TWIKE 5 occurs faster and more powerful than the TWIKE 3 it corresponds to the concept of TWIKE in general. The sporty hybrid drive belongs like the three-wheeler concept firmly to the “genes” of a TWIKE which are responsible for the unusual driving experience. Everybody who wants to contribute his point of view on the zero-emission speedster TWIKE is warmly welcome at the IAA, Hall 3.1/D35, 12.9 – 22.9.2013.

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Press contact: Barbara Wilms, FINE Mobile GmbH, Feldgasse 6, D-35119 Rosenthal

barbara.wilms @ twike.com, Tel +49 (0) 30 569 74 529, Mobile +49 (0) 176 49 50 60 30

www.twike.com

 

Jun 02

Press release: 1st eRUDA 2013

http://twike.com/en/news/news.html

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Electric vehicle TWIKE drives over 500 km without recharging. Second place achieved Tesla Roadster with 418km.

 

June 2nd 2013

 

At the first eRUDA, a German electric vehicle rally, TWIKE factory pilot Wolfgang Moescheid won the range contest with over 500km electric driving without recharging the batteries. The challenger Robert Haring on Tesla Roadster finished the competition with an outstanding 418 km range.

 

Over 100 electric vehicles attended the first eRUDA on the 29th and 30th of June 2013. In two special tests all participants could show their abilities in range and everyday application.

 

The team “TWIKE Pilot” won the range record with overwhelming 510km and took first place as well in the categories “Vehicle with highest mileage” (192,000 miles) and “Team with most total miles” (962,000 kilometers). Since the overall rating is based very much on the number of attending vehicles of a team, the team “TWIKE Pilot” was the overall winner with participating 16 TWIKEs.

 

The battery, which enabled the range record, is a TWIKE series battery. For the last seven years it has already been used in several hundred vehicles in smaller battery packs. The battery consists of high quality cells from Sony, which are assembled in Germany for TWIKE by the company BMZ. Due to the smaller cell size of the 2007 introduced Sony battery, the luggage compartment of the TWIKE could even be enlarged. Usually, two to five battery packs get installed with 5.6 Ah cells. Since April 2013 battery packs with five 7.6 Ah cells are available allowing ranges of more than 300 km. For the eRUDA range test, BMZ has now delivered battery packs with 7 × 7.6 Ah, that enable a capacity of around 18.5 kWh.

 

Among the participating vehicles of the eRUDA were registered: TWIKE, Tesla Roadster, Tesla Model S, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Opel Ampera, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, Renault Twizy, ZOE, Fluence, Peugeot iOn and CityEl.

 

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Contact: Barbara Wilms, info@twike.com, 0049 176 4950 6030
Official website of eRUDA: www.eRUDA.de

 

The vehicle
The TWIKE is a two seated three-wheeled electric vehicle plus luggage space. With a consumption of 5 kWh / 100 km it is one of the most efficient e-vehicles. The TWIKE reaches a top speed of 85 km / h and is therefore well suited as an everyday vehicle. The acceleration is remarkable as it boats an unexpected performance that often results in surprised facial expressions. Furthermore, this vehicle is a human power hybrid as it combines an electric motor with a pedal unit allowing the pilots to contribute, without any performance pressure, his fitness ambitions. Thus, a TWIKE includes the unique opportunity to improve your fitness during daily trips. Please note that all range data refer to pure electric driving without additional muscle force.