The electric vehicles market has become one of the most watched segments as the world begins to favor fuel economy over other more speed-related aspects of a car. While start-ups such as Tesla and Fisker are already offering electric sports cars, other segments of the electric vehicle market remain wide open. A new Northern Californian company going by the name of Green Vehicles is set to enter the burgeoning market, having developed a range of new electric vehicles in secrecy.

Green Vehicles is planning on releasing two electric vehicles for the U.S. market, one of them a practical electric three-wheeler for commuting and the other an all-electric truck. The three wheeler, dubbed the Triac, will feature a 20kW electric motor and will be able to reach a top speed of 80mph. Power is channeled through a 5-speed transmission and the Triac can be charged from a regular household power outlet.

Criticism of three-wheeled electric vehicles in the past has been rife, especially in light of various state laws in the U.S. that force users to have a motorcycle license to operate them.

Green Vehicles' second product, an electric truck called the Buckshot, will also feature a 20kW motor, but this time mated to a three-speed gearbox. The company, also intends to release two NEVs (Neighbourhood Electric Vehicles, speed-limited to around 35 miles an hour and for non-freeway use), although these are still in development.