Eye On Design: Corbin Sparrow Electric Car

corbin sparrow photo by gail worley
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Mike Corbin, producer of Corbin motorcycle seats and accessories, designed the Sparrow Personal Transportation Pod in 1996 to provide efficient personal transport with zero-emissions.

corbin sparrow photo by gail worley

With a single seat, low weight, and three-wheeled construction, the Sparrow could be registered as a motorcycle, allowing it to be parked in motorcycle parking spaces and driven in HOV lanes on California freeways.

corbin sparrow photo by gail worley

At the 1996 San Francisco Auto Show, where this prototype mobile debuted, Corbin received enthusiastic support for his electric car.

TopSpeed: 75 MPH

Horsepower: 25

Number Built: 289

Range: 50 miles.

Photographed in the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles California.

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