The H-M-Vehicles Free-Way was a three-wheel microcar manufactured in Burnsville, Minnesota, from 1979 to 1982.These small commuter cars had a single seat and were powered by a 12 or 16 horsepower gasoline engine or a 4 hp electric motor.
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The body consists of two pieces of fiberglass molded in color. The body is draped over a steel tube frame with a perimeter frame that includes the vehicle’s crash structure.The smaller 345cc model made 12 HP and was the one guaranteed to get 100 mpg so long as you drove 40 mph and the larger 16 hp averaged 3.9 L/100 km to 3.4 L/100 km.
The standard fuel tank had a capacity of 3 US gallons 11 L while a 10 US gallons (38 L) tank was optional.The gasoline-powered Free-Way did not have a reverse gear in its transmission. An electrically powered reverse drive was offered as an option,but was never made available.
The fully enclosed two-piece fiberglass body was approximately 0.125 inches (3.2 mm) thick and had the color molded into the material and was available in high-visibility red, yellow, or orange.