Lyric International has produced the three-wheeled transporters for several years in Europe, and now they're available in the United States.
The first U.S. dealership has just opened in Draper, Utah.
The PTV is compact. You can fold it up to about one-third its original size. It runs on a lithium-ion battery, has good speed and decent range.
"When it's buzzing down the street, it pulls people over," Cy Waldron, Lyric Motion president, said. "We have people following us home, or coming into the store and saying what is this, I gotta check it out."
For anyone looking for a second vehicle who doesn't mind a little wind in their face, the PTV may be for you.
"The base price starts out about $2,300," Waldron said. "It goes 22 miles per hour, and up to 30-33 miles per charge."
Lyric says the timing of bringing the PTV to the U.S. is perfect.
With gasoline prices what they are, people are looking for alternatives, and this design has an attractive environmental element.
"People are more conscious about how often they use a car," Lyric International President and CEO Carolin Gey said. "What kind of pollution it makes, not just the gas price but also the pollution. This is noise free. So people now have a noise free, pollution free alternative to go places, anywhere you want to go."
The Lyric PTV is street legal, so you follow the same rules as if riding a bicycle.
It can also go off-road, and has the power to handle most types of mountain biking trails.
One other feature of the Lyric PTV that causes people to turn heads is it's collapsible.
Undo a couple of latches, and in less than a half minute it's small enough to fit in the back seat of your car.
At about 67 pounds, it's easy to lift in and out of any vehicle.
There are a variety of uses for these PTVs.
The North Salt Lake Police Department has just purchased two for patrolling streets and sidewalks.
Draper and West Valley City has also put in orders.
Employees at security companies use them to patrol large building sites and properties.
The PTVs can also be modified for those with disabilities; and there's even a design to accommodate golf clubs.
Lyric has big plans for the future.
With its manufacturing facility in Tempe, Arizona, the goal is to open 100 dealerships in the U.S. in the next three years.
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