The Swincars at Drive Electric Tennessee

The Swincars at Drive Electric Tennessee

Earlier this month, our team traveled to Knoxville to participate with the Swincars at Drive Electric Tennessee! DET is an association of stakeholders committed to getting a TON of electric vehicles into the hands of Tennessee residents, and at the Knoxville expo the Swincar appeared alongside many of the best-known names in electric vehicle innovation – Tesla, Nissan, and Volkswagen to name a few. Needless to say, the Swincar caught a bunch of attention, and we couldn’t be more pleased to play a part in pushing the electric revolution forward with the Swincars at Drive Electric Tennessee!

Swincar at Drive Electric Tennessee

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

Swincar Mobility Demo Day in Richmond, Virginia

Swincar Mobility Demo Day in Richmond, Virginia

This past Saturday, we had the biggest and most successful Swincar Mobility Demo Day in Richmond (Virginia) with Sportable that we’ve ever had! The best part: no one involved in organizing this demo day met one another in person until the morning of the event. Nobody should reasonably expect a remotely-organized group project to go very well, but Sportable and the York River State Park Rangers were fantastic partners. They put in a lot of work to make this demo day possible and we can’t thank them enough for trusting us and our Swincars. 

Ultimately, the arrangement couldn’t have been any simpler: we brought the cars, Sportable brought the athletes, and York River State Park brought the trails. We arrived nice and early, rode out into the park with the rangers to scout the trails and plan our routes, and then spent the next 8 hours exploring miles of trails with 18 disabled athletes from the Richmond area. 

For us at SwincarUSA, the day provided a number of takeaways and I won’t go through them all here. But I kept hearing one thing from the athletes, and it’s worth mentioning because I’ve gotten similar feedback from our accessibility tours here in Chattanooga. One way or another, disabled Swincar drivers keep saying, “when you’re in one of these, nobody has any reason to look at you differently.” We’ve been struggling to convey this point when we talk to people about Swincars, in part because we don’t want to make assumptions or generalizations about the experiences of people with disabilities. But, we’ve found that even for the most capable wheelchair users, there is something special about driving an “adaptive” vehicle that doesn’t need to be adapted. Once you transfer into the Swincar, you have the same vehicle with the same hand-controls, you receive the same safety briefing, and you have the same exact experience as everybody else. 

Well, the experience was almost the same. In more than two years of giving Swincar tours, I have never seen people tear through mud and water with the gusto of this group of athletes…and by the end of the day the Swincars were caked with the mud to prove it.

Like always, our Swincars got some strange looks from the park’s hikers and mountain bikers, even before the mud. But I can say with confidence that none of those park-goers had any reason to believe that the people in those crazy spider cars had bodies that worked any differently than their own. 

We’re going to try and do a lot more of these demo days. Even when we don’t charge for rides, they’re great visibility and exposure for Swincars, and everybody involved ends up better off for having participated. One day, perhaps through an event like this, we’ll find the right person and the right grants to set up more permanent Swincar recreational therapy programs in cities across the U.S. and Canada. We can’t wait for another Swincar Mobility Demo Day in Richmond (Virginia) with Sportable!

If you’re that person, or if you know that person, give us a shout. We’d love to talk and do what we can to help get a program started. We invite you to learn more about the Swincar and the features of our Mobility model at SwincarUSA.com.

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

The S3’s are Coming!

The S3’s are Coming!

Our engineers are constantly working to refine the Swincar for optimal driving experience and performance.  The Swincar factory in France is now producing the S3 model, which features lots of small upgrades, as well as a few new features and options. Here’s a partial list:

  • Engine brakes (regenerative braking system): have been optimized to be even smoother and quieter than before.  Additional Braking options include the “performance brakes” which integrate electric assistance for easier and more secure braking, and “progressive brakes” which incorporate the electric-assist progressive brakes into a thumb  press lever as a mobility feature for drivers not comfortable with squeeze-lever braking.
  • Optimized direct steering:  Now that the Formula One steering wheel is standard on the Swincar, the designers have reduced the rotation angle to 135°, instead of 180° previously.  Results – easier on the hands and arms for longer drives, and especially for those with reduced arm strength.  Custom mobility options include a 90° turn radius steering wheel.
  • 90 amp-hour Battery:  While only slightly bigger than the previous 87Ah battery, the new cell configuration designed by Swincar provides longer drive time with the same recharge times!  On single seaters, that equates to about 4.5 hours drive time or 90 miles at top speed, with just over two hours to charge up.  
  • Enhanced Motor Controllers: Quiet is now silent!  New motor controllers with sine wave design are even quieter, with torque delivered even more smoothly than in previous models.
  • Three speed switch: For those looking to reduce top speed on the vehicle, a simple switch can be installed out of sight to adjust vehicle top speed as needed – potentially very useful in a touring operation or when training new drivers.
  • LED headlights: After a successful introduction as optional equipment on the S2 model last year, Swincar has made these sharp looking LED headlights standard equipment on the S3 models.  Super bright, modern and extremely low energy usage makes these ideal for our electric off-roaders. 

Swincar USA has a shipment of the S3’s on the way, due to arrive in June – reserve yours now!  For more info and pictures, check out the details on our website.

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

Swincars at Banning Mills

Swincars at Banning Mills

Just in time for the Summer season, Historic Banning Mills in Whitesburg, Georgia has added Swincar e-Spider off-road tours to their already extensive lineup of adrenaline-pumping experiences! Here are a few reasons why Swincars at Banning Mills will certainly make for a memorable vacation.

Historic Banning Mills is a premier adventure resort just 45 minutes west of Atlanta. For more than 20 years the team at Banning Mills has been perfecting the art of making memories and they have, quite literally, written the book on designing and developing world-class adventures. 

“Historic Banning Mills was founded in 1998 with a priority goal of preserving the history of Banning Mills and the beauty of the unique eco system of the Snake Creek Gorge. Since 1998, our conservancy has worked with the Trust for Public Lands and the Upper Chattahoochee River Keepers and the area now has over 1,500 pristine acres preserved in perpetuity (Forever). The facility has a historic interpretive center, book and video documentary of the history of Banning Mills and has preserved many of the town roads, trails and building sites in the Gorge.”

In addition to kayak tours, horseback riding, and the world’s most extensive zipline and treetops ropes course, guests can now explore this one-of-a-kind property from the seat of the one-of-kind Swincar. We are certain that Swincars at Banning Mills will be a welcomed new addition!

Congratulations Banning Mills! Welcome to the Swincar family. 

swincar at banning mills

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

Mobility Demo Day

Mobility Demo Day

In mid-March Swincar USA held our second ever Swincar Mobility Demo Day at Morrow Park Farms in Reynolds, GA. Our goal was to get disabled men and women from the Atlanta Area out and riding with complimentary 30-minute excursions on the farm’s miles of trails. We had a fantastic time and every rider that signed up got to drive on some beautiful and exciting terrain!

One of the many wonderful features of our Swincars is their accessibility. Swincars are completely hand operated and do not require use of the driver’s legs or feet. This makes for a fun and exciting off road vehicle for users of all abilities. Swincars are also incredibly safe to drive and quite simple to learn!

Overall, it was a fun and exciting mobility demo day! We can’t wait for many more to come in the future. Check our video highlights below, and keep an eye out for announcements regarding future Mobility Demo opportunities!   If you know of an organization that might like to host such a demo, please let us know!  

For more information about options for adaptive Swincar drivers, check out our mobility webpage.

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

Time to Hit the Trails!

Time to Hit the Trails!

Winter is behind us and we can hear the trails calling our name! They’re saying, “please put a Swincar on me! Gas-powered ATVs are scary and leave me in bad shape.” At ASI we’ve been riding in our silent Swincars long enough that we can hear the trails, and maybe one day you will too. But for now, they want you to know that if you want your Swincar to arrive in time for the summer riding season, now is the time to order!
Adventure Sports Innovation has recently sold out of all inventory, and have just placed an order for more singles and tandems. Next shipment should arrive in June!  We expect that these will sell out pretty quickly, and now have a pre-order process, so customers can be sure to get their vehicle as soon as it arrives in the USA.  
Swincar now offers three standard configurations in North America for both our single-seat model and our tandem two-seater: the Trail model, the Touring Model and the Mobility Model.   Additional accessories are available too, from solar charging panels to storage cases.   Check out the details on our new website, SwincarUSA.com!

    Hear the trails calling, plan ahead and don’t miss out on the best driving days of the year!

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

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