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About the Swincar

Purchasing a Swincar

For Individual Owners

For Fleet Owners

Business Opportunities

About the Swincar

How much maintenance do Swincars need?

Swincars require very little regular maintenance, especially when compared to traditional off-road vehicles with gas-powered engines. There is no oil to change, few standard wear items, and only a handful of regular checks that you should perform to keep your Swincar in top-shape. ASI’s Remote Owners Service Program covers each of these items at length.

Do I need special equipment to charge a Swincar?

No! Your Swincar will come with a charger that plugs into a standard 110 volt wall outlet. You will, however, need to ensure that you have a designated 20amp circuit available wherever you intend to charge your Swincar in order to avoid tripping a circuit breaker.

How long does it take to charge?

From empty, the battery will charge in 2.5 – 3 hours.   If you charge up with one or two bars left on the battery meter, charging will likely take under two hours.

How long does a charge last?

A charge is good for over 4 hours of drive time on the single seater, and about 3.5 hours on the tandem. On flat ground at approximately 20mph, you can go over 80 miles on a charge.   When travelling in hilly terrain, results will be similar, due to the regenerative braking capability.

Do Swincars have any weight or height limitations?

The recommended maximum weight is 285lbs for the single-seat model, and a combined 500lb maximum load for the tandem model. Riders that exceed weight capacities can still enjoy high speeds and respectable performance, but will likely notice a slightly lower top speed, reduced battery life, and some difficulty climbing higher-grade hills. With regards to height, there is no manufacturer-specified maximum. However, exceptionally tall riders’ heads will sit higher than the top of the roll bar. This sets the driver up for a potentially dangerous roll scenario and it is not recommended that these individuals drive Swincars. Alternatively, owners can outfit vehicles with custom-fitted taller rollbars, and Swincar is looking to design a special adapter to increase rollbar heights by several inches. Contact ASI or your local Swincar dealer with questions or assistance in adapting your vehicle for taller riders.

Are Swincars street legal?

The single and tandem “Touring” models do come equipped with the headlights, taillights, mirrors, windshield, etc. necessary in order to register as a Low Speed Electric Vehicle (LSEV) in most U.S. cities and states. Proper registration is the responsibility of the owner, as is knowing the rules and regulations for LSEVs in your area. If you do intend to register your Swincar, ASI will provide all of the documentation that you need.

Is it possible to roll/flip a Swincar?

Yes. It is possible to roll a Swincar, although doing so is difficult compared to traditional off-road vehicles. The pendulum design and low center of gravity make the Swincar an incredibly stable vehicle, even when traveling across steep grades. In three years of offering commercial Swincar tours in Chattanooga, TN, Adventure Sports Innovation has seen only a handful of rollovers and no resulting injuries.

How fast does the Swincar go?

The top speed is approximately 20 mph.   Swincars are designed for fast acceleration – with just over 2 seconds from zero to top speed – and power over obstacles and difficult terrain.

Are Swincars covered by a factory warranty?

Every Swincar comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty on the battery, and one year warranty that covers any defects of construction or materials. This does not include normal wear and tear items such as tires, control cables, brake pads, shock absorbers, etc. except in the event of an established manufacturing defect.

Is there a two-seater model?

Yes! The Tandem swincar positions the passenger directly behind the driver to take full advantage of the pendulum design without any reduction in cross-country abilities. The open body-pod leaves ample leg room for passengers, while larger, more powerful hub motors take you everywhere that your single-seat can. 

Purchasing a Swincar

Where do I purchase a Swincar?

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How do I purchase a Swincar?

Contact ASI by email or phone for a detailed price quote based on your needs and location. Once you’re ready to purchase, you will pay a vehicle deposit, confirm your shipping address (or confirm that you will pick-up your vehicle at Adventure Sports Innovation in Chattanooga, TN), and ASI will arrange for delivery. Final payment is due immediately before your vehicle ships.

 

In which States can I purchase a Swincar?

Swincars can be shipped to any state in the U.S. or Canada. Owners who are not within driving distance of a Swincar dealer or service location will automatically be enrolled in our Remote Service Program. Swincars require little maintenance, but this program will prepare remote owners to perform the few basic tasks that are important to keep vehicles in top shape. See our purchasing page for dealer, service, and test-drive locations. 

How long does it take to get a Swincar once I've decided to purchase?

For in-stock vehicles equipped with either “Standard” or “Touring” configurations, ASI can have a Swincar on your doorstep within a week. For non-stock vehicles (i.e. Swincars with significant customizations for special use) expect a lead time of approximately 90 days to account for assembly, inspection, and overseas shipping from France.

How much does a Swincar cost?

A single-seat model ranges from $15,000 to $18,000 depending on selected options (mudguards, windshield, mirrors, cargo carrier, etc.)  The tandem model ranges from $17,500 to $20,000. These prices do not include shipping and customs charges, nor applicable sales tax in your home state, if required. 

For businesses and individuals looking to purchase 3 or more vehicles, special fleet pricing and discounts are available. Contact ASI via email or phone for a specific quote and a detailed list of options.

 

Is Adventure Sports Innovation the only company in the U.S. that sells and services Swincars?

We are the first Tour Operator and dealer in the US, and have recently become the North America Distributor.   We have already established a few other locations for vehicles test drives, and are working to establish additional tour operations, dealerships and service centers in the U.S. and Canada.    Check out our “find a dealer” page for more details.

 

If you’re interested in bringing Swincars to your home-state, or if you’re interested in having a sales and service territory of your own, reach out via phone or email. We are always looking for motivated partners to help us bring these vehicles to every corner of the country.

 

For Individual Owners

Is there anyone in the U.S. qualified to help with maintenance or repairs on Swincars?

Yes! Adventure Sports Innovation has spent over two years learning the ins and outs of these vehicles, and we have developed comprehensive training and support materials for new vehicle owners.   This will prepare you to safely operate and maintain the vehicle on your own.  

This training can be completed at ASI’s Chattanooga, TN location, or on-site with your personal vehicle.     If you do not live within driving distance of our shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee, you can still purchase a Swincar, but you will need to receive a maintenance and care training with certified ASI staff either via video conference, or by having our staff deliver your vehicle in person and provide training. 

After your training, you will have access to the full library of our Swincar maintenance how-to videos and detailed servicing manuals.  And of course, ASI’s Swincar experts are only a phone call away, and we are happy to provide remote support to our owners.    If you live within ASI’s service territory then we can provide you with timely emergency maintenance and support.

 

Once I order my Swincar, how long will it take to get here?

If your dealer has inventory in stock to fulfill your order, we can generally have your vehicle delivered within 1- week.   

If we need to order your vehicle from the manufacturer, you should expect an approximate 90-day lead-time after finalizing your order.   Swincars are manufactured to order, specially packed, and shipped from France via ocean freight, so plan accordingly.

 

After unpacking the crates, is there any assembly required?

Your Swincars will arrive almost fully assembled, however, you will need to attach the roll bar, steering wheel, seat, and seatbelt to your vehicle. Each of these operations will take only a couple minutes each, and you’ll be driving in no time!

 

For Fleet Owners

Is there anyone in the U.S. qualified to help with maintenance or repairs on Swincars?

Yes! Adventure Sports Innovation has spent over a year learning the ins and outs of these vehicles, and we have developed comprehensive training and support materials for new fleet owners. 

The price of your new fleet will include a one and a half day on-site training with ASI staff. We will work with your team to help you master touring operations, as well as vehicle maintenance and inspections. After your training, you will have access to the full library of our Swincar maintenance how-to videos, as well as ASI’s printed guide to fleet ownership. And of course, ASI’s Swincar experts are only a phone call away, and we are happy to provide remote support to our fleet owners.

 

Once I order my Swincar fleet, how long will it take to get here?

You should expect an approximate 90-day lead-time after finalizing your order. All Swincars are manufactured to order, packed, and shipped from France via ocean freight, so plan accordingly, and do not forget to leave time for your staff to receive ASI fleet training before your busy season begins.

After unpacking the crates, is there any assembly required?

Your Swincars will arrive almost fully assembled, however, you will need to attach the roll bar, steering wheel, seat, and seatbelt to all of your vehicles. Each of these operations will take only a couple minutes each, and you will be driving in no time! For fleet purchases, we usually aim to time our fleet trainings so that your certified trainer is present for the unboxing of your new vehicles. He/she will provide guidance throughout initial assembly and inspection.

Business Opportunities

Innovators wanted! Build a business featuring the innovative Swincar all-electric off-road vehicle. Territories available now throughout North America for entrepreneurs seeking the latest technology-  Video.

Goals Create and support a community of Swincar owners
Minimum  Requirements • 1 Swincar for test drives/demos
Responsibilities • Give test rides
• Create sales leads
• Service support in your area
Benefits • Cover your operational costs
• Become expert on repairs/maintenance
• Build network of potential riding partners
Revenue Streams • Sales commissions or service fee
Goals Operate an eco-tourism business
Minimum  Requirements • 5+ Swincars
• Access to appropriate trails
• Ability to run a touring business
Responsibilities • Safe Operations
• Marketing/bookings
• Maintenance
• Liability insurance
Benefits • Own and manage an outdoor tourism business
• Exciting tours, happy guests.
Revenue Streams • Tour fees, sales commissions, service fees
Goals Sell to individuals and fleet operators in your territory
Minimum  Requirements • 1 single + 1 tandem for dispay
• Business license
• Showroom or mobile operation
• 2 inventory vehicles for sale
Responsibilities • Marketing
• Sales
• Service
• Vehicle and parts inventory
Benefits • Exciting new product
• Profitable mark-ups, potential for high volumes
• Strong support from distributor and manufacturer
Revenue Streams • Sales, accessories, parts, service fees
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