Triac (car)

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Green Vehicles TRIAC
Manufacturer Green Vehicles Inc.
Production 2009-2011
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact Electric car
Layout RMR layout
Engine 20 kW (27 hp) water-cooled AC electric motor
Transmission 5-speed manual

Triac, by Green Vehicles Inc., is a two-seat three-wheeled car. The Triac freeway commuter Early Adopter program closed as of June 15, 2010; they announced in July 2011 that they will be shutting down all operations.[1] Previously they had been accepting pre-orders for the Triac2.0 requiring a $500 reservation fee and an anticipated delivery in 2011.

Green Vehicles was originally based in San Jose, California, but the company relocated to an 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2) facility in Salinas, California.

The TRIAC has a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h) and a range of 100 miles (160 km), according to the manufacturer. Charging the TRIAC's 144 volt, 160 amp-hour batteries takes approximately 5 hours when the vehicle is plugged into either 120 or 240 volts AC. The Vehicle is designed with a steel safety cage construction with the two front tires controlling steering and front wheel drive.

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