Corbin Sparrow's Specifications
There were two base models of Sparrows made. There were 98 of the first model made. They were refered to by the owners as the 'jellybean' since
that is what they looked like from the side. The 'Jellybean' was re-designed and replaced by a hatchback model. This greatly increased the trunk
area. Dominos Pizza wanted to use some of these to deliver pizzas. Because of this, owners refered to this version as the 'pizza butt'.
Onboard battery charger (they come in both 110 VAC and 220 VAC models)
Three-wheeled vehicle registers, insures, and parks as a motorcycle
1,350 lbs. curb weight, 72-inch wheel base, 57 inch vehicle height
70+ MPH top speed, 20-60 mile range
100% Electric (not a gasoline hybrid).
Double A arm front suspension / Single sided swing arm rear suspension.
Cog-belt drive, Three-wheel disc brakes, Spring over hydraulic shocks, 14-inch five-spoke wheels
Single passenger, spherical body design (like a motorcycle helmet)
Layered composite construction, low center of gravity
Three-point restraint safety harness / Automotive safety glass
Emergency parking brake / Inertia switch / Emergency Power Off button
Hazard warning lights / LED dashboard indicators / Safety head restraint
Curb side driver door / door lock
For "common" items, check on ebay (charger, batteries, tires, lights, etc.)
Join the Corbin Sparrow group on the Yahoo site and post to the group for the item your looking for.
You can contact Myers Motors at www.myersmotors.com (current as of 12/7/2006)
Costco carries the Optima Yellow Top batteries for these. (current as of 12/7/2006)
13 sealed AGM 12V lead acid batteries weighing 46 lbs each
Total pack weight: 598
For charging fully discharged batteries:
110 VAC takes 6 hours
220 VAC takes 2-1/2 hours