The Myers NmG is a funky, single-occupant three-wheeled electric vehicle. That’s right, there’s just enough room for you and a cart’s worth of groceries. The “personal electric vehicle,” which features two wheels in the front and one in the back is $36,000—about ten grand more than a Prius. It uses thirteen 12-volt, lead-acid batteries that can be charged through a standard 110-volt outlet. Six to eight hours of charging will carry you approximately 30 miles. The three-wheeler is considered a motorcycle for the purposes of registration, insurance and parking.
The Myers NmG began its life as the Corbin Sparrow. Between 1999 and 2002, Corbin Motors managed to manufacture nearly 300 units, but then technical and business problems forced them into bankruptcy. Myers Motors, based in Tallmadge, Ohio, resurrected the company in 2004 with the mission of creating “innovative, responsible and fun alternative forms of transportation.” The company completely re-engineered the technical system, while keeping the distinctive body of the Sparrow and its outrageous day-glow color options—such as lilac, teal, magenta, and aqua—which would fit well on the set of the Tellytubbies. The NmG can reach a maximum speed of 75 miles per hour. Orders are filled one at a time. Allow 10 weeks for delivery.