Dragonfly Three Wheeler Car Q & A

Why two wheels in front ?

It’s more stable.  Most modern three wheel vehicle designs have recognized the advantages and adopted this approach.


Why front wheel drive ?

Two driven front wheels provide double the traction (instead of one rear wheel). 


Why do others have rear wheel drive ?

Unfortunately, a single drive wheel requires the least engineering and is cheap to produce.  But the stability and traction issues give three wheelers a bad reputation.


Why have the engine in the rear ?

It puts the variable weight of the passengers at the widest part of the vehicle. That provides the best center of gravity (for performance).   A side benefit is that it also allows for better vehicle shapes.


Why is it great for fuel efficiency and electric vehicle range ?

Wind drag increases exponentially with speed, and plays a large role in MPG and EV Range on the highway.  The forward seating and rear engine allow for a highly efficient tear drop shape, minimizing wind drag.  Bullet shaped designs with serial or single seating could be the most efficient and exciting designs on the road.    Inherent three wheels and light weight just add to the overall package.


What's does the "100% fun" mean ?

The forward seating provides an entirely new level of excitement.  The connection with the road is akin to driving a motorcycle.  Some people have said it’s like flying.  Others have said it’s the best thing since a rollercoaster.  One thing for sure… it’s entirely unique and 100% fun!