Back in April of 2018, Canadian autocycle purveyor Campagna Motors announced it would be releasing a fully-electric version of its long-running T-Rex model. Instead of developing its own electric powertrain, Campagna partnered up with Zero Motorcycles, which agreed to provide the motors, batteries, and controllers which Campagna says have been “seamlessly integrated into the T-REX”.
At the heart of the “E-Rex” prototype are a pair of air-cooled electric motors making a claimed 140hp and 232ft-lbs of torque. Powering the dual motors is a 26 kWh battery pack that’s said to be good for a 185 mile range, and thanks to Zero’s quick charger, the E-Rex can supposedly be fully charged in as little as two hours.
While the silent three-wheeler weighs a little more than the 1.6 liter BMW inline-six-powered T-Rex (1,320lbs vs 1,157lbs), the E-Rex is said to be markedly faster off the line, capable of doing 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and boasting a top-speed of over 110 mph. Like the gas-powered T-Rex models, the electric protobike sports projector LED headlights, carbon fiber fenders, roof scoop, and rear cover, weather-proof seats, Clarion audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, Alpine speakers, and USB and auxiliary inputs, push-button start, vented Wilwood disc brakes, and a quick-release NRG steering wheel.
The E-Rex also shares the ICE version’s carbon fiber and fiberglass bodywork, though the proto has been adorned in a special white livery with blue highlights. Campagna also opted to equip the E-Rex with the marque’s proprietary, machined aluminum alloy, 11-spoke wheels (16” fore, 18” aft) which have been shod in BF Goodrich Comp-2 rubber.
Shortly after the original announcement the company unveiled the electric T-Rex prototype at the 2018 Montreal Electric Vehicle Show. Campagna also stated that it is currently working on a second, more refined E-Rex prototype which was scheduled for a Summer 2018 debut.
Now that the first generation prototype (VIN: 2C9T12E00J2145001) has finished making its rounds at various moto shows, and is no longer being used for testing, it’s ended up on sale at an Illinois dealership. Regular T-Rex models are already on the pricey side, so it probably won’t come as a shocker to hear this Campagna prototype has a pretty ambitious asking price, though it is a legitimate factory prototype. Plus only 655 miles have been put on this thing in total.
You can find this Zero-powered Campagna prototype (VIN: 2c9t12e00j2145001) for sale in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (at D&M Motorsports) with a price of $100,000 or best offer