In many developing countries, three-wheeled vehicles are the norm for getting around congested cities and the countryside. Danwei and Shanghaiist point us to a modified three-wheeled car that has now made it to the US market. Made by Taixing Sandi Motorcycle and known as the Wildfire, the Chinese made car gets better than 60 miles per gallon.
Because it is registered and insured like a motorcycle, there are no airbags or other basic crash protection required for a vehicle that weighs less than 1000 pounds and can get up to 70 mph on a motor identical to a Sears Craftsman Riding Mower’s. The insides are spartan with just a speedometer, gas gauge and a mechanical switch to turn a heater on and off. The price for a Wildfire starts at $6500 and goes up to $9500 fully loaded.