As shared e-scooter companies have infiltrated cities and e-bike sales have soared, micro-mobility has been offered as a panacea to save us from gas-guzzling cars. One of the major roadblocks in front of well-intentioned city dwellers who'd love to trade in their cumbersome and environmentally unfriendly vehicles for an e-bike or scooter remains: What happens when it rains? Nimbus, a Michigan-based, electric vehicle start-up, wants to solve that problem with a simple solution: Put a roof on it. They are developing a tiny three-wheeled electric vehicle that "combines the convenience and cost of a motorbike with the safety and comfort of a car." The thin, pod-like vehicle is about 2.75 feet wide and 7.5 feet long, which the company says is three to five times smaller than a compact car. The Nimbus One is classified as an auto-cycle in the US; drivers won’t need a motorcycle license to be able to drive it. The vehicle has a top speed of 50 miles per hour and a battery with a range of 93 miles. The first deliveries of the vehicle are expected in the third quarter of 2023.

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