Vanderhall Motor Works

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Vanderhall Motor Works
Private
IndustryAutomotive
Founded2010
Headquarters,
Area served
United States of America
Key people
Steve Hall, (CEO)
ProductsAutocycle
Websitehttp://www.vanderhallusa.com/

Vanderhall Motor Works is an American vehicle manufacturer based in Provo, Utah.[1] It manufactures hand-made three-wheeled autocycles designed for sports driving, touring, commuting and city driving.[2][3]

History[edit]

Vanderhall Laguna

Vanderhall Motor Works was founded in 2010 by Steve Hall. Hall, who had been a CAD designer at Novatek, spent five years prototyping before offering his designs to the public. His initial model was the Laguna: a three-wheel roadster that is federally classified as a motorcycle and passed final testing for NHTSA and EPA certification in 2016.[4] In 2016, Vanderhall officially produced three autocycle models: Laguna, Laguna Sport Premium, and the Laguna Bespoke Motoring Experience. Each features a 1.4-liter, 200-horsepower GM four-cylinder, turbocharged engine with a GM 6-speed automatic transmission.

Models[edit]

Laguna[edit]

Vanderhall's flagship model, the Laguna, features a hand-laid carbon-fiber body. [5][6] It also has several patented components, including the non-welded cross-hatched front grille and tab-in-slot aluminum monocoque chassis.[7]

Venice[edit]

2017 Vanderhall Venice

In 2017, Vanderhall introduced the simplified Venice model. It features a step-over beltline in lieu of doors and a 180-horsepower version of the GM 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, mated to a GM 6-speed automatic transmission with optional sequentially manual shifting.[8]

Edison²[edit]

Vanderhall Edison2

In 2017, Vanderhall previewed the all-electric Edison² roadster at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show (IMS)[9] and again at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The 2019 model-year Edison² will have the equivalent of 180 total horsepower from twin electric motors, matched with a 30 Kilowatt-hour battery to give the vehicle up to a 200 mile range.

Venice Speedster[edit]

Vanderhall Venice Speedster

In 2018, Vanderhall announced a Speedster model at the annual Sturgis Rally.[10] The 2019 Venice Speedster is a minimalistic iteration of the Venice with the passenger seat deleted. A fixed tonneau cover provides increased storage while serving to reduce buffeting and enhance design appeal. It shares the Venice's 1.4 liter, 180-horsepower GM four-cylinder turbocharged engine and 6-speed automatic transmission.

Carmel[edit]

Vanderhall Carmel

The 2019 Carmel is Vanderhall’s latest release. This model brings more luxury and convenience to the Vanderhall lineup. With front entry doors, a wider cabin, and provisions to accommodate a removable canvas cap shade, the Carmel offers additional comfort. Powertrain is a 200-horsepower GM 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 6-speed automatic transmission.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standard-Examiner. "Utah auto-cycle maker Vanderhall prevented from selling to Utahns". Standard-Examiner. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  2. ^ Nixon, Nicole. "New Dealership Means Provo-Made Autocycles Can Sell In Utah". Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  3. ^ Placa, J. Joshua. "If You Cross a Hot Rod and a Motorbike..." InsideHook.com. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  4. ^ "What's an Autocar? We Look at This Example From Vanderhall - Hot Rod Network". Hot Rod Network. 2017-05-10. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  5. ^ "Vanderhall Laguna Three Wheel Roadster Built in Utah". Thekneeslider.com. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  6. ^ "We Find Out How Insanely Fun It Is To Drive An Auto Cycle From Vanderhall". CarBuzz. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  7. ^ "Frame Members With Tab And Slot Connections". uspto.gov. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
  8. ^ "2017 Vanderhall Venice - Jay Leno's Garage | Jay Leno's Garage". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  9. ^ "Vanderhall Motor Works Introduces All-Electric Edison²". Inside EVs. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  10. ^ "The Vanderhall Speedster Is a Single-Seat Sensation". Robb Report. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  11. ^ "Vanderhall Carmel adds creature comforts to the basic three-wheeler formula". Digital Trends. Retrieved 2018-10-15.