Powered by a high quality LiFePo4 battery pack for superior performance and longevity.
3kWh Lithium Ion Battery
5kW PMAC Hub Motor
Range: 40 Miles
Top Speed: 55 mph
3 Disc Brakes
50% more battery capacity for highway speeds and longer range.
4.5kWh Lithium Ion Battery
8kW PMAC Hub Motor
Range: 60 Miles
Top Speed: 70 mph
3 Disc Brakes
Sway is a comfortable fit and easy ride for anyone, woman or man, who can ride a standard-sized motor scooter. An early prototype was tested in a parking lot by founder Joe Wilcox’s mother--who is 5’2” and was 60 at the time!
On a Sway, riders have direct control of vehicle tilt with their legs, through the patented linkage design. This makes riding a Sway a completely different experience from riding a motorcycle or, say, a Piaggio MP3. Sway can turn more tightly, and riders don't have to balance the vehicle or put their feet down at a stop.
All this along with Sway’s slightly wider footprint means that Sway is also more stable in low-traction conditions such as snow, mud or ice.
Yes! Sway will have all lighting needed to be fully street-legal throughout the U.S.
License requirements will vary by municipality. We recommend checking your state laws regarding three-wheeled electric motorcycles before reserving your Sway. Sway can also be registered as a motorcycle. In California you do not need a motorcycle license to ride Sway, just a driver’s license.
We're electric! The power of electric motors is measured in watts (W). Sway Lithium has a 5 kilowatt (KW) motor, and Sway Lithium Plus has an 8KW motor. In terms of torque, the equation for horsepower on an electric motor is roughly .75kw = 1HP, so a 5KW motor can produce around 6.5HP. Typically, if a vehicle like Sway is over 1000W or 2000W (1KW or 2KW), it is legally classified as a motorcycle, but again, these standards will vary by municipality.
The Sway charger works with both 110v and 240v. Sway will come standard with a 110v wall outlet plug, and there will be an upgrade option for the J1772 car charger plug that will work at standard EV charging stations. A home charging unit for charging the J1772 is available, and requires 240v current.
Much like a gas engine, this will depend on how you drive. If you are accelerating hard the whole time or going up steep hills, you will get fewer miles per charge. At 30 mph, the average charge lasts for 40 miles for Sway Lithium, and 60 miles for Sway Lithium Plus.
It will be distributed in the U.S. initially, but we're working to expand to other markets. Sign up for our email list to receive updates on availability.
Where are you located? Sway will start shipping in the summer of 2016, and we hope to be test riding regularly a few months before that. If you are in California, we might be able to get you a ride earlier. We hope to have special test ride days for pre-order customers.
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