Three Wheeled cars

List of Three-Wheeler Car Manufacturers

In the Philippines there seems to be a lot of incorrect assumptions about three-wheeled vehicles.

The main one being they incorrectly presume anything with three wheels is a tricycle. The truth is a tricycle in English is a small vehicle like a bicycle with two wheels at the back and one at the front, used especially by young children.

They also make the incorrect assumption that to be a car a vehicle has to have four wheels. The fact that the first car ever patented had 3 wheels proves that cars can have 3 wheels. Also, there have been thousands of cars that have three wheels, the list below is proof of this. The list is of three-wheeled manufactures that built vehicles that have one wheel at the front and two wheels at the rear, most of them regarded their vehicles of cars.

Yes, there are a few in the list that regarded them as tricycles but in every case, they were vehicles which you sit on not in them.

So what does make a vehicle a car not a tricycle? The defining feature is if you sit inside it, it is a car.

Just because the Philippines has had very few three-wheeled cars it does not mean they can change history and change the terms that have been used for over 100 years.

ManufacturerCountryStill In ProductionFromTo
ACUnited KingdomNo19081958 AC Petite 3 wheeler 1954
Accelerated CompositesUnited StatesNo20062011 Accelerated Composites three wheeler
AcomaFranceNo19751980 Acoma Minicomtesse car
AddaxFranceNo19741980
AdlerGermanyNo18861936 adler three wheeler
AermacchiItalyNo19471970 Aermacchi Macchi MB1
AisaSpainNo19521957
All CarFranceNo19711979
Allard ClipperUnited KingdomNo19531955 allard clipper three-wheeler
Ammar Motor CompanyPakistanYes1990Present AMC Three Wheeler car
ArgsonSouth AfricaNo19351939
ArielUnited KingdomNo18961970
Arola / AixamFranceNo19741974 Arola three-wheeler car
AtticaGreeceNo19501961 Attica Car
AutoetteUnited StatesNo19481974 Autoette three-wheeled car
B & B Specialty Co.United StatesNo19461952 B & B Specialty Co three wheeler
B & N PlasticsUnited KingdomNo20012002
BadalIndiaNo19751981 Badal Three wheeled car
BajaiIndiaYes1950Present Bajaj Tricycle
BambiGermanyNo19501961 Bamby Three-wheeler
BassoonUnited StatesNo19561956
BEFGermanyNo19071914
BenzGermanyNo18851895
BondUnited KingdomNo19491970
BuckeyeUnited StatesNo18901904
BudweiserUnited StatesNo19791979
BugattiFranceNo19591959
Bushbury ElectricUnited KingdomNo18971897
CeresUnited StatesNo19831983
CezetaCzech RepublicNo19611963
Chang JaingChinaNo19801982
ChurchUnited KingdomNo18331833
CityElDenmarkYes1995Present
ColumbeFranceNo19201925
CombidriveUnited KingdomNo19911997
CometUnited StatesNo19471947
ConyJapanNo19461966
CraigievarUnited KingdomNo18951895
CugnotFranceNo17691789
CushmanUnited StatesNo19362003
CyclautoFranceNo19191923
CyklonGermanyNo19021929
CZCzech RepublicNo19611963
DAFNetherlandsPrototype19491949
DaihatsuJapanNo19301976
DavidSpainNo19501956
DavisUnited StatesNo19471949
DazinFranceNo19361936
DelfinSpainNo19541960
DemmItalyNo19541962
DickinsonUnited KingdomNo19031905
DumasFranceNo19021903
DuryeaUnited StatesNo18931927
EastmanUnited StatesNo18991902
EBSGermanyNo19241924
Eco-FuelerUnited StatesYes2006Present
EconomicUnited KingdomNo19211922
EganUnited KingdomNo19521952
Electric Car Company.United StatesNo19612003
Fabrique Nationale d’ArmeBelgiumNo19601960
FARFranceNo19191970
FlivverGermanyNo19281928
GallardetFranceNo18991899
GasiGermanyNo19211921
General MotorsUnited StatesNo19831983
GilcoltUnited KingdomNo19721972
GildaxFranceNo19741980
GMTUnited KingdomNo20002007
GnatUnited KingdomNo19681975
GoliathGermanyNo19241933
Gordon (1)United KingdomNo18241824
Gordon (2)United KingdomNo19541958
GorhamJapanNo19191922
GriceUnited KingdomNo19271927
GurgelBrazilYes2009Present
Harley DavidsonUnited StatesNo19321973
HarperUnited KingdomNo19211926
HinoJapanNo19591993
Hope StarJapanNo19521962
InvacarUnited KingdomNo19481977
Iso / IsocarroItalyNo19531966
JamesUnited KingdomNo19291939
KapiSpainNo19501959
Kenda TechnologyHong KongNo19932006
KnightUnited KingdomNo18951896
KnoxUnited StatesNo19001903
Krauser DomaniJapanNo19921998
KuroganeJapanNo19281962
La NefFranceNo19011903
La Va Bon TrainFranceNo19001900
Lambretta / LambroItalyNo19481972
LDVUnited KingdomNo19491952
Leonardo da VinciItalyNo14781478
LepoixGermanyNo19751975
Magic TrikeUnited StatesPrototype20082008
MartinUnited StatesNo19201922
MazdaJapanNo19911994
Miari E GustiItalyNo18961896
MildeFranceNo18981909
Moto-GuzziItalyNo19281984
MotomItalyNo19521966
Motorette (1)United StatesNo19471953
MurdockUnited KingdomNo17861786
New MapFranceNo19521963
NobelettaGermanyNo19551955
North American EagleUnited StatesNo20062006
Omega (2)United StatesNo19791985
PeelUnited KingdomNo19521966
PexiChinaYes2008Present
PhanomenGermanyNo18991927
PhiaroJapanYes2005Present
PiaggioItalyYes1948Present
PoirierFranceNo19281958
PublixUnited StatesNo19471947
ReliantUnited KingdomNo19352002
ReselcoUnited StatesNo19351964
RickettUnited KingdomNo18581858
Rik-MobileChinaNo19481948
Roadrunner GalaxieUnited StatesNo1919
RogersUnited StatesNo19801980
RoverUnited KingdomNo19031904
ScammellUnited KingdomNo19341968
ScottUnited KingdomNo19191925
SealUnited KingdomNo19121924
SerpolletFranceNo18831907
ShellUnited KingdomNo19991999
SinclairUnited KingdomNo19851985
SMZRussian FederatNo19521958
SouriauFranceNo19121914
SpijkstaalNetherlandsYes1955Present
Spirit of AmericaUnited StatesNo19641964
StanhopeUnited KingdomNo19151922
StevensUnited KingdomNo19321936
Structural Plastics IncUnited StatesNo19841986
SubaruUnited StatesNo19751975
Taylor-DunnUnited StatesNo19511963
ThundersleyUnited KingdomNo19481977
Tiger TruckUnited StatesYes1999Present
T-RexCanadaYes1994Present
TribelhornSwitzerlandNo19021923
Trident Motors IncUnited StatesYes19831987
TriluxUnited KingdomNo19861986
Tri-MotorUnited StatesNo18961901
Tri-vatorUnited StatesNo19821984
TriVetteUnited StatesNo19742006
Tri-Wheel Motor CorpUnited StatesNo19551955
Tuk TukThailandYes1960Present
TwikeGermanyYes1986Present
UtopianUnited KingdomNo19141914
VandenbrinkNetherlandsNo19972009
Vernon IndustriesUnited KingdomNo19521958
VigillanteUnited StatesNo19832006
VillardFranceNo19251935
Vitrex RiboudFranceNo19741980
WallUnited KingdomNo19111915
WalterCzech RepublicNo19081912
Westward Industries LtdCanadaYes1989Present
WhomobileUnited KingdomNo19731973
WildfireUnited StatesYes2005Present
ZapUnited StatesYes2006Present
ZundappGermanyNo19281935
BeestonUnited KingdomNo18991905
BrutschGermanyNo19511957
MeyraGermanyNo19521956
RaleighUnited KingdomNo19031935
Robert Q RileyUnited StatesYes1986Present
Tri-Tech AutocraftUnited KingdomYes1990Present

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