With its electric drive system, the TWIKE 5 can cover an impressive acceleration sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 3.8 seconds. A simulation tool estimates the expected consumption.
But does an electric vehicle that has already been optimized for the lowest consumption of less than 7 kWh / 100 km have to demonstrate such brute acceleration maneuvers at the same time? This question arose similarly when the maximum speed of 190 km / h was announced at a time where this permissible driving speed no longer seems to comprehensible.
So why such a performance-focused design of this three-wheeled vehicle concept, which is initially assigned a certain instability? And that's exactly where the motivation for this balancing act lies. Because already the TWIKE 4 proves as a "proof of concept" the performance suitability of the new axle concept, which in the TWIKE 5 has been further optimized in detail.
Now everything does not have to be realized just because it is feasible. And what acceleration value will ultimately make it into series production has not yet been determined with the theoretical possibility. But to provide the proof with the combination of all properties (light, aerodynamic, high electrical efficiency, agile and safe driving dynamics) and thus create a desire for sensible light electric vehicles, that will also be a lance for the entire industry in terms of marketing and in the spirit of its federal ancestor break.
The specific customer benefit will be noticeable in an omnipresent full acceleration behavior and a robust design that is gentle on the service life, resulting from the large thermal reserves of the drive system. The attempt to push the system to its limits will reveal itself in tire wear, because the tires will deliberately represent the weakest link in this drive chain that transmits up to 1,800 Nm.
Being able to draw from this deep torque cell when required will make up a large part of the driving pleasure, in addition to all the sensibility of the ingeniously low consumption and the possibility of keeping your body fit during the trip. In our opinion, the TWIKE pilot will not want to measure the acceleration. He just wants enough of it.