Campagna Unveils 100% Electric T-REX and Seeks Additional Dealers
Campagna Motors has announced the development of an all-electric T-REX prototype “Reverse Trike” three-wheeler concept.
Having previously established successful partnerships with BMW and Harley-Davidson to source powerplants for its T-REX and V13R respectively, this undertaking consisted of integrating Zero Motorcycles’ powertrain technology into the chassis of the T-REX “for an even more dynamic and unique offering.
“The motors, batteries and controllers have been seamlessly integrated into the T-REX, creating a high-performance vehicle, without the need for gasoline.
André Morissette, President of Campagna Motors, says that “thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team and partners, the T-REX has become the benchmark for three-wheeled performance. Our collaboration with Zero Motorcycles brings a whole new level of innovation and originality to this already exhilarating platform.”
Morissette went on to say that “Zero is known for consistently producing the electric vehicle industry’s most energy and power dense battery packs, offering more range and performance than any production electric motorcycle on the market. Their advanced lithium-ion batteries are also maintenance-free.”
For Zero, Director of Business Development, Jim Callahan said: “We are excited that Campagna selected our industry-leading powertrain technology to develop their electric T-REX. “Zero’s electric powertrain is an ideal solution for the ultimate three-wheeled experience. This vehicle is an absolute thrill to drive.”
The prototype was being unveiled for the first time at the Montreal Electric Vehicle Show; a second more advanced prototype is planned for the summer of 2018.
Campagna Motors was founded in 1988 in the province of Quebec, Canada, by Daniel Campagna, who devoted more than eight years to the creation of the T-REX, the first prototype being shown in 1994.
He and his company did much to create what is now referenced as the “Reverse Trike” market, with majors such as Can-Am and Polaris having entered the sector in recent years with volume production machines. However, Morissette has again shown himself to be a step ahead.
With this new version and the collaboration with Zero, Morissette has shown that his company has continued to innovate with a genuine cross-over vehicle that could pull customers from all over the powersports and automotive radar.
He told AMD: “We are now actively looking for dealers in the powersports industry for selected territories in North America. We want to develop a network of franchised dealers that can sell and service the vehicles and parts and accessories.
“Our vehicle in a dealer’s showroom would bring in a lot of high-end customers, and these vehicles do not compete with motorcycles; they bring another demographic of customers, people who want the thrill and performance of motorcycles, but the stability and safety of cars.”
Morissette also told AMD that his company is now ready to appoint additional dealers from the powersports industry for selected territories for the existing gas-powered T-REX and stunning V13R ‘Roadster’ reverse trikes. To enquire about a Campagna Dealer franchise, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org