The diverse landscapes on Earth are incredible, strange yet bizarre at times. We are surrounded by beautiful places that we want to explore. Often, finding an appropriate automobile to take us there and help us explore is not an easy task. We may refrain from exploring certain regions due to the complexity that comes with traversing them. Trekking while carrying gear is not for the faint-hearted.
To conquer terrains with narrow passages, uneven surfaces, thick undergrowth and low overhanging branches of flora, we need a tool that will serve us optimally. We need a new way of driving, one friendly in all variations that the environment has to offer. This tool should surmount sand and snow, the hills and valleys. It should let us enjoy nature, the wind in the grass, leaves rustling, the insects and birds.
The SWINCAR e-Spider is all that and then some more. This is the perfect tool, optimized for triumphing over all terrain. Surprisingly, it is gentle and glides easily over the surface of the Earth. It is incredibly agile, easy and safe, yet hugely enjoyable.
SWINCAR e-Spider has a 4 wheel drive provided by 4 individual wheel motors. Each wheel is suspended separately on a spider-like limb. The electric vehicle has a rated power of 4kW (peak> 12kW) with maximum torque being 340Nm. The 4kWh batteries are built into the chassis. The battery provides a range up to 4hrs including 1000m of climbing, and it recharges during descent and deceleration.
This automobile takes turns exquisitely, just as a motorcycle leans into them and can briskly ascend or descend nerve-chilling gradients of up to 70 percent. You get to ride across a 50 percent incline that raises the right wheels several inches higher than those on the left.
The SWINCAR can handle huge ruts and extreme gradients with mind-blowing ease.
Sporting hydraulically-assisted all-wheel steering and braking, it is swift and nimble to turn, giving each wheel a degree of litheness to deal with rutted conditions.
French road legal model: The Swincar e-Spider version MAGA has been approved road legal in France since July 2017 (MAGA approval Machine Agricole Automotrice). It can be insured and registered. The speed of a MAGA approved agricultural vehicle is limited to a maximum of 25 km / h on the road.
The European (EU) road approval L6e-A has been obtained for the SWINCAR e-Spider one seater version. This will allow to register it and travel on all European roads. (according to the SWINCAR website)
Updated 10th July, 2020
The SWINCAR e-Spider is available from 12,500 Euros, depending on the versions and extra options selected. The company has distributors around the world offering SWINCAR tours, service and training.
Hands down, the SWINCAR e-Spider is an innovative and ingenious cross-country vehicle. It’s is a rare device, and it would be so much fun driving on all surfaces. We can’t wait to take a ride on one.