UK bobbies could soon be patrolling London on hybrid three-wheelers built by White Motorcycle Concepts (WMC).
The hybrid WMC300FR is based on a Yamaha Tricity 300 and is powered by a 292cc four-stroke thumper boosted by a 5kW electric motor. The electric power is supplied by two EGO Power+ 56 volt batteries. Intended for first responders in urban environments, the three-wheeler does not require a motorcycle endorsement.
“We were encouraged by the great reception the launch of our WMC250EV high-speed demonstrator," WMC CEO Rob White said. "The high level of interest that the project has subsequently gained. Whilst our concept in its most extreme form will help us go faster, its real-world application is all about improving range and reducing down time – major considerations in the electric vehicle industry at present."
The three-wheeled scooter was developed with input from the Northamptonshire Police and Northants force’s Chief Constable Nick Adderley. Almost three-years of research have produced substantial drag reducing aerodynamics. This allows the hybrid to boast as much as a 50% reduction in carbon emissions compared with conventional motorcycles and scooters.