Swincar Tilting 4-Wheel-Drive All-Terrain “Spider Car”

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Swincar is an electric all-terrain vehicle, which leans in turns and remains horizontal on slopes.French company Swincar has now developed an off road buggy that operates in the same way on rough terrain and at speed as our bodies do.

source/image: Swincar Official

The appropriately named Swincar Spider has an electric motor in the hub of each wheel and all four wheels are independently suspended on long articulated spider-like arms.

source/image: Swincar Official

These enable the Spider to go up and down inclines as steep as 70 degrees, traverse 50-degree slopes, and cross ditches diagonally, all while keeping the driver vertical.

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Each wheel has its own motor, either 1 or 1.5 kW at this point, driven from a battery pack under the driver’s legs that stores 2, 4 or 6 kWh depending on specifications.

The independent tilting suspension arms provide each wheel with an incredible range movement and enable the Swincar to cross terrain with extreme inclines and rough trenches that would be impossible in any other type of ATV. And then when you arrive on good flat surfaces and build up some speed, the Spider leans in like a stable 4-wheel motorbike.

VIA Swincar Official
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