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Unveiled at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California, the Vanderhall Edison2 brings electrifying acceleration and zero emissions to the three-wheeler market

At Long Beach, CA (November 17, 2017) — Vanderhall Motor Works debuted its latest three-wheeled auto-cycle model at the 2017 Progressive International Motor Cycle Show in Long Beach, California. An electric vehicle (EV) known as the Vanderhall Edison2, it joins the company’s two existing auto-cycle models: the carbon-fiber-bodied Laguna and retro-oriented Venice.

As a tribute to the seminal Thomas Edison-Henry Ford electric car project more than 100 years ago, the Vanderhall Edison2 will be painted any color the customer wants — so long as it is black.


The Edison2 model replaces the Vanderhall Venice’s 1.4L turbocharged GM four-cylinder engine with dual AC motors and a 30 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The immediately available torque from the electric motors drive the front wheels directly; acceleration is instantaneous.

Edison2 horsepower is comparable to the Venice’s gas engine at 180, but the Edison2 has about 30 percent more torque: 240 lb-ft compared to 185 for the turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine. This extra off-the-line thrust propels the Edison2 from 0-60 mph in four seconds. Depending on driving conditions, range can exceed 200 miles per full charge. Base Vanderhall Edison2 MSRP is $34,950.

“EVs have amazing performance advantages,” says Vanderhall Marketing Director Daniel Boyer. “Offering an electric powertrain is in line with Vanderhall’s focus on innovative, effortless performance. Our Venice model is already incredibly nimble, and the Edison2 is the quickest Vanderhall we have ever produced.”


Like the existing Vanderhall models, the Edison2 will be hand-built at the company’s Utah factory using almost entirely American-sourced components. Vanderhall founder/designer Steve Hall follows his family’s legacy of innovation, holding several patents for the Edison2 and other Vanderhall models: including the tab-and-slot double-wall chassis and the non-welded cross-hatched front grille. His grandfather H. Tracy Hall developed the process for creating synthetic diamonds, used in industrial applications.

Many Edison2 components have similar underpinnings to the Venice model. These include the front pushrod suspension system. The rear suspension employs an aluminum single-sided swingarm with mid-mounted coil spring. GM rack-and-pinion steering incorporates GM-sourced knuckles. Additional GM technology incorporated in the Vanderhall Edison2 includes brake assist and steering assist. Standard Brembo brakes halt the Edison2 from 60-0 mph in less than 85 feet.


The Vanderhall Edison2 was created to modernize open-air roadster driving excitement. Pre-orders are being accepted now for 2018 Q2 initial deliveries. For more information or to locate your closest dealer, please visit Vanderhall Motor Works Inc. at vanderhallusa.com.




Make: Vanderhall

Model: Edison2

Seats: 2

Body Construction: Composite

Exterior Color: Metallic Black

Model Year: 2018

Place of Manufacture: Provo, Utah



Convenience: Heated seats, dual-vent heating system

Safety: ABS, traction control, brake assist, steering assist, roll bar

Interior Material: Black V-Tex synthetic upholstery

Audio: Bluetooth-connectable 600-watt sound system

Lighting: LED (headlights, turn signals, brake lights)



Type: AC induction motor, 30 kWh lithium-ion battery

Horsepower: 180

Torque: 240 lb-ft

Max. Range: Greater than 200 miles

Charging: Type 2 EV plug or standard 110-volt household

Drive: FWD



0-60 mph: 4.0 seconds

Top Speed: 105 mph

Lateral Cornering Stability: .95



Suspension, Front: Pushrod, coil-over hydraulic shocks (Vanderhall)

Suspension, Rear: Single-sided swingarm, coil-over hydraulic shock (Vanderhall)

Brake Calipers: Single-piston Brembo

Brake Rotors: 330mm cross-drilled, ventilated

Steering: GM rack-and-pinion, electronic assist



Bodywork Designer: Vanderhall Design

Base Platform: Vanderhall Mono Aluminum

Bodywork Material: Composite

Cargo Capacity: 2,400 cu. in.



Length: 144 in.

Overall Width: 71 in.

Track, Front: 60 in.

Height: 44 in.

Wheelbase: 100.4 in.

Weight Distribution: 70/30

Ground Clearance: 4.5 in.

Curb Weight:  1,400 lbs.

Load capacity: 500 lbs.

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