VentureOne 3-wheel Hybrid Vehicle by BMW DesignWorks

Introducing the VentureOne, a revolutionary 3-wheel, tilting, plug-in Hybrid vehicle. This unique 2-passenger flex-fuel Hybrid vehicle will achieve 100 miles per gallon, accelerate from 0-60 in 6 seconds with a top speed of over 100 mph, yet at a retail price of under $20,000. And if that weren’t enough, imagine combining the performance feel of a sports car with the agility of a motorcycle. This is an exhilarating driving experience that can only be compared to flying a jet fighter two feet off the ground.

While the same height and length as the MINI Cooper, the driver in the VentureOne sits as high off the road as a BMW 3-series. When combined with its 360 glass canopy effect, the VentureOne not only provides a driver with tremendous road visibility, but adds to a sense of overall driving confidence.

The VentureOne weighs approximately 1,200 pounds in prototype form, with an overall width of 48 inches, a length of 11′ 8″, and a 106 inch wheelbase. The engine is located in the rear of the vehicle at a low height. The passenger compartment and the front wheel tilt when cornering; however, the forces are aligned with the vertical axis of the driver’s body, resulting in the driver being pressed into the seat rather than pushed across it.

Although classified as a motorcycle according to the NHTSA (since it has three wheels), the VentureOne has an enclosed body. The reinforced roll-cage construction in combination with front-and-side-impact protection, and a highly efficient passenger restraint system, give the occupants a level of protection comparable to conventional cars or statistically, 33 times the safety of a typical motorcycle.

Design: BMW Designworks [ Product Page ] [ Via: Electro Plankton ]

16 Comments

  • M says:

    Wnat one now!

  • M says:

    Front seat should have an OLED screen on back for rear passenger. Internet access would be cool so they have something to do.

  • David says:

    Very cool! – I can’t drive but I want one!

    I’d like to see how many ENCAP stars it gets though (European safety rating)

    Blogged you :)
    David from Log Thing

  • Steve says:

    Nice idea, but looks familer…. to this!

  • Terry Buller says:

    When can I get one in the US, and for how much?

    thanks

  • Fred says:

    I have driven a few 3-wheelers over the years and my concern is stability. 3-wheelers are notorious for instability. How is this overcomed?

  • Tony Waters says:

    This is a motorbike with a roof!

  • ModuleS says:

    when you turn around the seat and start driving backwards

  • Tony says:

    Where can I buy one? I really want one.

  • Tim says:

    When are these guys going to just build one, get it on the market and stop jerking off to clay models?

  • Dave says:

    Hey Tim, this site is for design concepts, so these kind of ‘blue sky / conceptual works’ are the the reason I visit … not to place an order. Also, it looks a little more like a 2D / Photoshop rendering than a ‘clay model.’

  • Roy W Fileger says:

    It tilts, that’s what it’s all about. Tremendous ride for the business commuter and the weekend warrior and it will keep out the weather.

  • Sam says:

    Revolutionary? More like: done before. http://www.sparkdesign.nl/project/Carver-baanbrekend-voertuig-met-kantelmechanisme
    Not only is the idea done before, the idea failed before. This is simply too much of a niche market. And if you’re going for a niche market, why not actually be ahead of the curve and make it an all electric car, instead of doing the lame hybrid option?

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  • Brad says:

    This is a awesome idea , why don’t you do this with a moped but make it into a truck . You could have a 2′ truck bed that stays up right with the cab to tilt to a 45 degree angle , a motorcycle tire up front & 2 N-50-15″ tires in back. This way you could drive it year around , and if was price cheap enough people would buy 2 or 3 , the more you sell the more you make .

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