Campagna joins hands with Zero Motorcycles to develop electric T-Rex
T-Rex will have the motors, batteries and controllers from Zeroby Sagar, on
Jumped to fame way back in 1996, the Canadian Campagna T-Rex showcased bonkers three-wheeled trikes that ran on a 1.4-liter Kawasaki inline-four engine and two side-by-side seats. Later, a 1.6 liter BMW inline-six engine made a 160 horsepower in the T-Rex. 20 years later, Campagna has announced plans to build an electric version of its T-Rex three-wheeler.
To be showcased at the upcoming Montreal Electric Vehicle Show as a prototype, the Electric T-Rex will feature electric powertrain from Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains.
Time and again it has been proved that electric/hybrid vehicles have an overwhelming advantage especially to ride within the town and this evolution has been a gradual process for some – and an exciting start for others.
ZERO Motorcycles is one of those latter ones whose battery-powered two-wheeled machines have, over the last decade, expanded their footprints in the straight-up street, adventure, dual-sport and supermoto categories of motorcycles. With just a decade of experience in the industry, ZERO Motorcycles has been at the epitome of electrically powered machines on two wheels. Joining hands with them will be Campagna Motors. Zero provides electric powertrain to Curtiss Motorcycles too.
After trying out powertrain from industry’s bigwigs like Kawasaki, BMW, and Harley-Davidson, Campagna will now source their powerplant from Zero Motorcycles including the motors, batteries, and controllers “creating a high-performance vehicle, without the need for gasoline.”
The T-REX Electric prototype will be first showcased at the Montreal Electric Vehicle Show April 20-22, 2018. Later in the year, Campagna will develop a “more advanced” prototype and a production version of the new T-rex running on electric power. Campagna will later also equip their more premium V13R trike also with the electric powertrain from ZERO.
“Our collaboration with Zero Motorcycles brings a whole new level of innovation and originality to this already exhilarating platform,” says André Morissette, president of Campagna Motors. “Zero’s electric powertrain is an ideal solution for the ultimate three-wheeled experience. This vehicle is an absolute thrill to drive.”
We are excited to have the first glimpse of the world’s first production electric trike motorcycle. Stay tuned with us while we bring you fresh developments regarding this new collaboration towards a cleaner future.