This is the Omotion, an electric trike made in Sweden - What do you think?

19w ago


This weird-looking thing is, and I'm quoting, an "electric three wheeled reversed motorcycle", so that's basically a trike. It's called the Omotion ETR, made in Sweden by a company of the same name.

It looks funky and features a lot of interesting techy stuff. You can connect your smartphone to the vehicle's ECU via Bluetooth, which allows you monitor things like residual battery charge and stats. The company says the app gives you the ability to do "remote troubleshooting". Mind you, it doesn't actually say what for and why.

It is powered by an electric motor placed on the rear wheel capable of 21.7 kW (peak power) or 8 kW (continuous power), that doesn't sound like a lot but the ETR also produces 93 Nm of torque, which is what matters in a vehicle like this, and it only weighs 282 kg. The top speed is 110 kph (around 65 mph) and zero to sixty is done in around 7 seconds. Its 8.6 kWh battery gives you around 100 km (60 miles) on a single charge and a filling its "tank" with electricity takes around 7 hours.

The good news is, this is probably a lot of fun, but the bad news is, I've no idea how much it costs. I looked everywhere and couldn't find out. I even checked their website. You can place an order for one and even though I'm pretty sure I'd be quoted a final price if I went on and completed the order form, I haven't done it because I didn't want to accidentally buy it.

So hey, if you know the price of the Omotion, please let me know in the comments

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Comments (29)

  • Why does it take 7 hours to charge the 8.6 kWh battery.

    If it was plugged into an ordinary UK socket, it could safely draw a continuous 10 amps.

    That is 2.3 kW.

    Or 3 hours 40 minutes.

    Could you explain a bit more please.

      4 months ago
    • I'm not sure why, all I can tell you is this information comes directly from the company

        4 months ago
    • They could be limiting the charge rate to preserve battery life, but that would seem to be a very backward step.

      Call them up and ask them.

        4 months ago
  • Maybe I’m wrong but does it look like a cross between a Slingshot and a Caterham? The difference would be the EV portion. With Polaris already having a foothold in the EV world (GEM), I’m sure we’ll see an electric Slingshot soon.

      4 months ago
    • yeah it does look like a scaled down version of the Slingshot

        4 months ago
    • I was just about to say yeah, that's what we need, an electric version of that ugly slingshot, only with worst performance and less range

        4 months ago