Zero will provide the powertrain for new three-wheeler

Campagna to launch electric T-REX

Written by Ben Purvis , Date 9:45 AM

Campagna Motors will reveal an electric version of its T-REX trike at the Montreal Electric Vehicle Show. The prototype will make its first appearance later this month.

Derived from the existing T-REX, which uses BMW’s 160hp six-cylinder engine from the K1600GT, the electric version ditches internal combustion. Instead it will use a powertrain from electric bike pioneers Zero Motorcycles. We’ve pictured the petrol version here, but the electric one should look similar.

It’s the second time in recent weeks that we’ve heard of Zero supplying its technology to another brand. Curtiss, the manufacturer formerly known as Confederate, is also using the same kit. You can read all about that here.

Zero will provide both the motors and the batteries to Campagna for the electric T-REX. It will also be lending the electronic know-how to make them work. Curtiss is expecting to get as much as 175hp from its Zero twin-motor set-up. That means Campagna’s new T-REX could actually be faster than the petrol version, if it uses the same kit.

André Morissette, president of Campagna Motorssaid:

Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team and partners, the T-REX® has become the benchmark for three-wheeled performance. Our collaboration with Zero Motorcycles brings a whole new level of innovation and originality to this already exhilarating platform.”

Zero Motorcycles Director of Business Development Jim Callahan added:

“We’re excited that Campagna selected our industry-leading powertrain technology to develop their electric T-REX. Zero’s electric powertrain is an ideal solution for the ultimate three-wheeled experience. This vehicle is an absolute thrill to drive.”

The initial prototype will make its debut at the Montreal Electric Vehicle Show, which opens on 20th April. Campagna says a second, more advanced prototype will appear in summer 2018.

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