Avvenire Leggera EV: A fresh contender in the three-wheeled roadster market

The evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs) brings a new player to the three-wheeled roadster segment: the Avvenire Leggera EV. Emerging as a distinct entity from Canadian firm Daymak, Avvenire, previously associated with the Spiritus, a sporty three-wheeler, now introduces the Leggera, a three-wheel roadster that combines style and affordability.

The Leggera’s design might look like compact versions of the Polaris Slingshot or the Campagna T-Rex. However, what sets the Leggera apart is its competitive pricing. The entry-level Sport model is priced at $11,995, a significant undercut compared to its competitors, the Polaris Slingshot and Campagna T-Rex, which start at $21,999 and $68,999 respectively. For early adopters, the first 100 buyers who prepay in full can secure the Sport model for just $9,999. The lineup also includes the Deluxe and Ultimate models, priced at $20,999 and $34,995 respectively, with the first 100 units of each available at discounted rates of $16,999 and $27,999.

The Leggera Sport model, equipped with a single 4-kW motor, offers rear-wheel drive and delivers a maximum wheel torque of 260 Nm (192 lb-ft). It boasts a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) and can accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h (31 mph) in 4.2 seconds. Its 72V/4.6-kWh lithium battery pack provides a range of up to 105 km (65 mi) per charge.

The Leggera is available in multiple colors. Images courtesy Avvenire

Stepping up, the Deluxe model offers all-wheel drive, powered by two 4-kW motors. It reaches a top speed of 110 km/h (68 mph), accelerates from 0 to 50 km/h in 2.3 seconds, and has a 7-kWh battery for a maximum range of 145 km (90 mi). This model includes two sets of three tires for different terrains – one for asphalt and another for off-road use.

The Leggera Ultimate model boasts a carbon fiber finish.

The Ultimate model, the pinnacle of the lineup, features two 5-kW motors, generating 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 50 km/h in just 1.7 seconds and has an increased range of 205 km (127 mi) owing to its 10-kWh battery. Like the Deluxe, the Ultimate comes with two sets of tires and features an off-road mode, where the top speed is electronically limited to 80 km/h (50 mph).

The Leggera Deluxe and Ultimate models come with dual tire sets for different terrains, with its top speed capped at 80 km/h in off-road mode for safety.

Customers interested in the Leggera can either prepay in full or make a deposit for a smaller discount off the final retail price through the company’s website. Deliveries are expected to begin next May, marking a new chapter in the affordable EV roadster market.

The Avvenire Leggera EV stands out as an accessible option for enthusiasts seeking the thrill of a three-wheeled EV without breaking the bank. Its range of models and pricing tiers caters to a broad spectrum of preferences and budgets, making it a notable addition to the electric roadster market.

Initial shipments of the Leggera are expected to begin in May.

Source: Avvenire

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