Super-Cool Vehicle Find: Vanderhall Edison 2
By Zlatan Stankovic on January 15, 2018
Today’s society is all about interesting innovation. Why? Because the world is so advanced nowadays, and almost everything has already existed. So, in order for something to stand out and be noticed, it must be unusual, unique and super-cool!
Now, when it comes to the automotive industry, the need to be innovative is much larger. That’s because cars have been in existence for decades, and it’s important that new cars possess a completely new design to captivate the market. After all, somebody most likely won’t purchase a new car if it’s similar to something that’s already out there.
In recent times, there has been a huge progression in electric vehicles, and both car-enthusiasts and the widespread audience are starting to become excited. But, other than the likes of tesla, there’s been nothing that makes people stand up and stare.
Meet the Vanderhall Edison 2… it’s an all-electric three-wheeler, which packs an awful lot of character, style and elegance into its small frame. It was announced at the most recent CES in Las Vegas, and the motor company are making a transition from the 1.4L turbocharged GM four-cylinder engine, to dual AC motors and a 30kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
Other than the classic design, and the three-wheeled, convertible composition, it possesses a ton of features which makes it stand out. It’s got heated seats, Bluetooth sound system, LED lighting, black V-Tex synthetic upholstery, as well as plenty of safety precautions. Also, the range of the battery is said to be over 200 miles, which is absolutely fantastic. Oh, and did we mention that it will glide from 0-60mph in just 4 seconds, with a top speed of 105mph?
Speaking at the CES event, the managing director of Vanderhall said:
“EVs have amazing performance advantages. Offering an electric powertrain is in line with Vanderhall’s focus on innovative, effortless performance. Our Venice model is already incredibly nimble, and the Edison 2 is the quickest Vanderhall we have ever produced.”
You’re probably wondering why it’s been given the moniker of Edison, right? Well, Vanderhall suggested it was to commemorate Thomas Edison, hence the name. But, they also hinted at being a tribute to Henry Ford, and that’s been reflected in their decision to offer custom paint jobs, as long as it includes black somewhere.
The obvious question is going to be regarding the price; in today’s inflated market, the price of one of these isn’t actually too bad, and the MSRP will be $34,950. Anyway, if you’re looking forward to seeing this vehicle on the roads, or if you want to purchase one for yourself, then expect it to be released in Q2 of this year.
Although, if you’re overly-excited, you can always pre-order one right now!