Why stop at four wheels when you can have eighteen? This jaw-dropping new ride is described as the world’s first 18-wheel-drive electric ATV.
Finnish company 18 Wheels say they have developed and produce a unique patented suspension for the so-called “eco ATV”.
They explain: “Our ATV does not destroy the soil, is safe for nature, and has a significantly better dynamic performance and cross-country ability than any ATV.”
The first prototype device was built last year to test the hypothesis and suspension on different soils.
18 Wheels say that prototype featured a distinctive suspension system with the wheels each “in a suspension system that provides a special trajectory of movement and is equipped with an independent electric motor inside.”
“After six months of testing, we designed the second prototype already in the public design and are now building it,” 18 Wheels report.
The company says a “tentative presentation date” is October 2023, with a plan to start sales next Spring.
A preliminary estimated price of £17,000 ($23,000 USD) has been announced.
“We plan to organize a test drive and invite everyone who wants to test drive it,” they add.
18 Wheels’ website lists the benefits of the system as including the ability to overcome obstacles higher than 200mm (0.6562 foot) (8 inches) without loss of speed, the ability to apply to different equipment and adapt to different tasks, and the versatility to tackle all soils, temperatures, and seasons.
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