Odd-Wheel Wonders: 11 Novel Vehicles with 1 or 3 Wheels

Vesna Electric Vehicle

vesna electric vehicle

The Vesna, designed by Kristina Magnitskaya, is a perfect example of just how different the vehicular form can be when it isn’t restrained by the needs of the internal combustion engine. The two gigantic front wheels resemble large rubber belts and allow the car to steer easily. The single rear wheel is a kind of ball that controls the car’s electrical, braking and steering systems.

THREE Electric Tricycle

electric assisted tricycle

Maybe there is nothing new and revolutionary about tricycles, but the THREE tricycle from Veliac Electric Bikes & Trikes is a modern take on the pedal-powered transportation. The trike offers three levels of electric pedaling assistance: 50%, 75% or 100%. The trike has a tilting axis balancing system that allows it to turn corners smoothly, even when the front and back cargo areas are full.

Ryno Electric Unicycle

ryno electric unicycle

The Ryno Electric Unicycle is another entry into the self-balancing, one-wheeled wonder vehicle arena. Designed by engineer Chris Hoffman of Ryno Motors, the one-wheeled motorcycle is incredibly agile and eco-friendly thanks to its being battery powered. It can’t go very fast or for very long on a single charge, but it’s an excellent alternative to biking or taking the bus for short commutes.