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Three wheeled cars : a new idea

Question asked by zaveri in #Automobiles on Jan 28, 2013
zaveri
zaveri · Jan 28, 2013
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Auto rickshaws have one wheel in the front and two in the rear.

now here is a crazy idea :

how about a car with two wheels in the front and only one in the rear ? the car can be a front wheel drive. Is such an idea implementable ? what do you guys think ? Posted in: #Automobiles
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Jan 28, 2013
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Badal was there already with three wheels in 1975 or so. I have ridden in one. It had two doors and a single front wheel.

https://www.productioncars.com/gallery.php?car=17232&make=Sunrise&model=Badal
Here is one for sale:
https://tumkur.olx.in/exclusive-antique-type-3-wheel-badal-mini-car-iid-429627825

Here is another:
https://www.3wheelers.com/archives/archive1/ar1set1.html
white_hat
white_hat · Jan 29, 2013
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But what is the advantage of such a design, a car with three wheels means there is lesser stability, less braking power, less load carry capacity.
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Jan 29, 2013
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Less fuel, cheaper to run. Speed is limited. That is no issue in urban runs. Certainly not a high way long distance car. No luxuries either. A 'pedestrian' car. Seen its birth and demise. Worth resurrecting.
Gautami Shetty
Gautami Shetty · Feb 8, 2013
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yea bt 2 wheels in front and 1 in back ain't that risky?
sweet_honey
sweet_honey · Feb 8, 2013
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I too think that stability would be a problem. But can we solve it with making the car 2 seater with engine at back?
zaveri
zaveri · Feb 9, 2013
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sweet_honey
I too think that stability would be a problem. But can we solve it with making the car 2 seater with engine at back?
since this type would always be a front-wheel-drive, then it would be better to make it a trans-axle, instead of putting the engine at the back.

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