Triggo.
Freedom of movement in the city.

Freedom of movement
around the city

Meet Triggo. A fully-electric 2-seater. Comfortable and stable like a car. Agile and easy to park like a bike. Ready to operate in robo-taxi and car sharing systems. 

How it works

How it works

The future of e-mobility has variable geometry of the chassis.

When you have miles to swallow – it is stable like a car. When you need to go through traffic jams or find a parking park spot – it is agile like a motorcycle. All thanks to the revolutionary concept of variable chassis geometry with two modes of operation.

Cruise mode – chassis extended
For fast driving, requiring better stability.

Vehicle width – 148 cm
Maximum speed – 90 km/h

 

 

Key advantages

Global innovation to change urban mobility.

Efficient in parking – 5 Triggo can be fitted in a single parking place.

It turns smoothly – the turning radius is only 3.5 m compared to the enormous 6 m of an ordinary car.

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING READY

The Drive-by-Wire digital control system makes Triggo the first Polish “Autonomy-Ready” vehicle, meaning it is designed to be quickly adaptable to automatic driving systems.

QUICK BATTERY REPLACEMENT

The Battery Rapid Change System, or BRC, reduces Triggo’s downtime to minimum. You do not need to look for an available charger, and then wait for the batteries to charge.

FANTASTIC DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Steering with a yoke and leaning the vehicle in corners not only guarantees tight control over the vehicle, the ease of driving, and exceptionally smooth movement. Having tested it, you simply don’t want to leave your Triggo.

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e-CAR SHARING

Triggo helps maintain the constant availability of its electric fleet and speeds up the reallocation of vehicles. This is particularly valuable in heavy use, when e-vehicles are discharged quickly and frequently.

ROBO-TAXI

The times when a taxi without a driver will arrive to an address of your preference, are behind the corner. Thanks to the digital Drive-by-Wire control, Triggo is already prepared to be operated in this type of autonomous transport services.

URBAN LOGISTICS

As a light electric vehicle, Triggo is an effective support in delivering to end consumers parcels or food (pizza, sushi or burgers). Especially in locations where urban development is intense, and finding a parking spot requires a miracle.

Project History

The development of Triggo is a fascinating story.

Although the roots of the Triggo concept date back to the year 2010, the first model was actually manufactured in 2016. It was made of plywood and had a fold-out undercarriage. It is hard to believe that as early as in March 2019 a roadworthy Triggo took out to the streets.

  1. Jan 2010
    Birth of the concept
    "What will happen when we combine the advantages of a car and a motorcycle in one vehicle?" – Rafał Budweil, the originator and co-creator of the project, might have thought. But at that stage he certainly could not imagine what a revolution it would originate. Neither that it would receive a name of "Triggo".
  2. May 2010
    The concept needs protection
    In fact it requires it so much that after just two months the first patent application, drafted together with eupatent.eu, the office of the European Patent Attorney, Adam Pawłowski, is filed with the European Patent Office. Although the application is accepted, concern grows that it may be too general and would not be effective.
  3. Nov 2010
    The patent application is narrowed
    In order to effectively secure the rights to the concept, a second, more restrictive application is drafted, again in cooperation with eupatent.eu, the office of the European Patent Attorney, Adam Pawłowski. It is successfully registered by The European Patent Office.
  4. Nov 2011
    Patent application under the global PCT procedure
    Never too much protection for a truly revolutionary concept. A patent application in accordance with the PCT procedure, drafted with the tireless eupatent.eu law office of the European Patent Attorney, Adam Pawłowski, is aimed to secure protection outside the European Union.
  5. May 2012
    The name Triggo is born
    Short, simple, all-revealing, easy to pronounce and remember throughout the world. Not an easy task, but finally it is done. Triggo hits the jackpot. It symbolizes the (back then still) three-wheeled architecture of the vehicle. It is like a "trigger" of changes in urban mobility, with its roots going back to the enormous number of trigonometric calculations that design required.
  6. Jun 2012
    A characteristic chessboard is added to the name
    The Triggo mark becomes complete. Again, thanks to Rafał, who wants Triggo to be associated with Poland and unequivocally positive. The traditional white and red chessboard, which once was missing on planes of Polish pilots fighting in the Battle of Britain, will from now on ornament everything that comes from Triggo.
  7. Aug 2012
    The First European Patent is there
    In short, the proceedings before the European Patent Office have been successful.
  8. Nov 2012
    The worldwide PCT patent procedure enters national levels
    The European Patent Office completes its positive examination of the patent application as part of the PCT procedure. It's time for the research phase in individual countries, including: USA, Japan, China, Korea, Brazil and India.
  9. Jun 2014
    The second European Patent is on
    Triggo protection expands. Another proceedings before the European Patent Office turn out successful.
  10. Sep 2015
    Triggo grows to be a company
    The first guarantees from Patent Offices make the concept of the visionary (maybe not as lunatic as he seemed back in 2010) possible to formalize and finally worth investing in. Triggo Spółka Akcyjna (shareholding company) is established. Business Angels are the first to invest: Anna and Wojciech Apel.
  11. Nov 2015
    The real adventure with Triggo begins
    A vice-president of an international corporation, at the age of 41, leaves his lucrative job and returns to Poland to devote his energy, time, skills and experience to the development of the revolutionary concept of ​​the vehicle of the future. Rafał really did this. Obviously, the fact that he had to choose between a car and a motorcycle to commute to work, certainly bothered him.
  12. Dec 2015
    There is no chance of co-funding
    At least that was what alleged experts claimed, taking into account the lack of experience and limited support that Rafał had at hand. However, experience (and sometimes also support) is gained in battle. Rafał himself writes the first application for co-financing of Triggo with funds for research and development within the framework of the "Fast Track" competition of the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) and submits it in accordance with the procedure, though in the eleventh hour.
  13. May 2016
    The first Triggo S.A project secures funding
    Out of 609 submitted applications, a still unknown but effectively presented Triggo project is ranked 14th. Only 7.7% of all applications are qualified for co-financing, the Triggo S.A. project is one of them.
  14. Oct 2016
    Triggo’s ancestor, the PB0 prototype, is rolling
    Half a year down the line and the first prototype appears, with electromechanical suspension and its own electric drive. It is controlled with a lever on the right side of the seat, and the gas operated by a gas grip from an electric scooter. Brakes - none. Nonetheless, the first test drivers, including then seven-year-old Bruno Budweil, come out unscratched from the test drives.
  15. Jan 2017
    Triggo charges at INNOMOTO
    Triggo S.A. without involvement of consulting companies, qualifies to the "INNOMOTO" competition, announced in September 2016 by the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR). Two projects are created immediately: one by Sławek Czop and one by Rafał Budweil. They cover possible adaptation of Triggo to be used in vehicle-sharing transport networks - a new, revolutionary and dynamically developing field of urban mobility. In January 2017, following all the procedures, the projects are submitted to NCBiR.
  16. Apr 2017
    1:1 scale mockup is ready for interaction
    Presented during fairs and conferences, it demonstrates the principle of Triggo’s operation. Visitors can fold and unfold the chassis using the touch screen. Few have the courage.
  17. Aug 2017
    Triggo is equipped with Drive-by-Wire
    In August, the PB1 prototype is put on wheels. It has, of course, an electrically folding and folding chassis. It is equipped with a completely digital “Drive-by-Wire” control system. This solution, used for safety reasons, turns out to be the key in the commercialization of the project. It opens for Triggo the door towards the robot-taxi systems.
  18. Sep 2017
    Triggo secures another funding
    Both projects submitted by Triggo S.A. are found among the winners of the "INNOMOTO" contest of the National Center for Research and Development.
  19. Nov 2017
    The PB1 prototype and the interactive mockup have their debut at the 590 Congress
    The National Center for Research and Development boasts the prototypes of Triggo at their stand. Pride. The designs arouse positive emotions and interest. The PB1 even serves as a set design for a press conference during which the 3rd Level Education Programme was announced.
  20. Mar 2018
    Triggo is the "Polish Product of the Future"
    This has been known since 2010, but the Main Prize for Entrepreneurs in the jubilee, 20th edition of the "Polish Product of the Future" Contest comes as a strong confirmation. Following the blow, Triggo also wins a Special Award of the President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.
  21. Apr 2018
    Triggo S.A. closes the second round of private financing.
    The development is supported with new funds, and the group of shareholders grows from three to twelve. Crème de la crème of Poland’s Smart Money is investing in Triggo: high technology entrepreneurs, managers, law and economics experts, stock market investors and investment funds.
  22. Jun 2018
    PB1 prototype and interactive mockup are going to Brussels
    They are still transported in a trailer, but during the conference of PKEE and the Ministry of Energy in Brussels, they make an impression as if they came from Poland on their own and on a single battery charge. The first foreign fans of Triggo are not afraid to fold and unfold the model’s chassis.
  23. Jul 2018
    PB3 prototype makes its debut at the 590 Congress...
    The most advanced version of Triggo yet is presented for the first time at a press conference during the 590 Congress. Works at a frantic pace continue until the last hours before the presentation.
  24. Aug 2018
    Triggo’s futuristic body gets its first shape
    Triggo S.A., in cooperation with Edag Engineering Polska, completes the work on the design of the first version of the vehicle body for the PB3 prototype.
  25. Sep 2018
    Triggo is honoured with a distinction...
    After eight years of consistent development, Triggo S.A. receives the badge "Merited for inventiveness", awarded by the Prime Minister.
  26. Sep 2018
    ...and travels to Geneva for the WIPO conference
    Still not on its own wheels (more so, that this time it’s just the interactive mockup itself), Triggo travels to the annual conference of the World Organization of Intellectual Property, or WIPO. Foreign fans grow in numbers.
  27. Nov 2018
    ...has a public premiere at the Warsaw Motor Show...
    The following day after the presentation at the 590 Congress, the PB3 prototype is presented to the general public during the Warsaw Motor Show 2018.
  28. Nov 2018
    ...and finally appears on the postal stamp.
    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, Poczta Polska issues a series of four commemorative stamps, which present Polish inventions of the last 100 years. Among them, Triggo looking proud.
  29. Dec 2018
    During the UN COP24 Conference in Katowice
Triggo S.A. becomes the Leader of Electromobility 2018
    Global audience gets to know Triggo in its natural environment, i.e. among people and institutions, which are at the heart of the Earth's climate. At the same time, Triggo S.A. is awarded the distinction ‘Leader of Electromobility 2018’, as the only Polish manufacturer of electric vehicles.
  30. Feb 2019
    Triggo S.A. closes the third round of private financing
    The shares are acquired by entrepreneurs and managers from the industry as well as by representatives of the high tech business. A fifth of the new issue goes to existing investors.
  31. Mar 2019
    Triggo hits the road
    Triggo S.A. obtains a WMI manufacturer code that allows VINs to be assigned to vehicles. All the same, Triggo PB3 is declared roadworthy and obtains the first, test license plates: W2 262 B. See you soon in city streets!

Tech specs

All you need to know about Triggo

Seats: 1+1
Range: 100 km
Own mass (+ batteries): 400 (+130) kg
Total permissible mass: 750 kg
Length: 260 cm 

Width
Manoeuvring mode (chassis retracted): 86 cm
Cruise mode (chasses extended): 148 cm

Technical equipment
Microcontrollers, touch screen, accelerometers, gyroscopes

L7E homologation
quadricycles, other than light ones, with own mass  not exceeding 400 kg (net of batteries)

Dynamics

The electric drive allows Triggo to move swiftly and nimbly through the heavy city traffic.

Exceptional handling

Triggo uses a drive-by-wire system derived from aviation solutions. It increases the level of safety and allows to customize the driving characteristics depending on individual preferences of the user.

Compact dimensions

Triggo takes up as much space as a large motorcycle in the manoeuvre mode. In the driving mode - as much as a small city car.

Drive

Triggo is driven by digitally controlled, modern and efficient electric brushless motors.

Low weight

Weight of the vehicle without batteries is less than 450 kg. Triggo meets the requirements of the 'L' approval category.

Approval

Triggo has been designed to meet the requirements of the increasingly popular L-type approval category of light vehicles.

Interior

Triggo’s comfortable, closed cabin accommodates two people in a tandem arrangement. The driver's position is comparable to that of SUVs. The passenger’s position resembles that of the third row passengers of SUV seats. The cabin’s width corresponds to half the width of comfortable limousines.

Safety

Safety of users is supervised by an electronic system that constantly monitors the vehicle status. The brakes, however, are a proven classic design.

Energy

A set of exchangable 8 kWh batteries allows to travel up to 100 km. Battery replacement takes only a few minutes.

BODY

Two seats in a tandem setup

Even distribution of mass at full load

Full glass cabin
Excellent visibility in all directions
Cabin width at arms height: 75 cm

Dynamics

The electric drive allows Triggo to move swiftly and nimbly through the heavy city traffic.

Exceptional handling

Triggo uses a drive-by-wire system derived from aviation solutions. It increases the level of safety and allows to customize the driving characteristics depending on individual preferences of the user.

Compact dimensions

Triggo takes up as much space as a large motorcycle in the manoeuvre mode. In the driving mode - as much as a small city car.

Drive

Triggo is driven by digitally controlled, modern and efficient electric brushless motors.

Low weight

Weight of the vehicle without batteries is less than 450 kg. Triggo meets the requirements of the 'L' approval category.

Approval

Triggo has been designed to meet the requirements of the increasingly popular L-type approval category of light vehicles.

Interior

Triggo’s comfortable, closed cabin accommodates two people in a tandem arrangement. The driver's position is comparable to that of SUVs. The passenger’s position resembles that of the third row passengers of SUV seats. The cabin’s width corresponds to half the width of comfortable limousines.

Safety

Safety of users is supervised by an electronic system that constantly monitors the vehicle status. The brakes, however, are a proven classic design.

Energy

A set of exchangable 8 kWh batteries allows to travel up to 100 km. Battery replacement takes only a few minutes.

CHASSIS

One of the key elements that affect the stability of any vehicle is the position of its wheels. For low speeds they can be close to each other.

Variable chassis geometry
Folding out front wheels adjust the stability of the vehicle to its current speed

High manoeuvrability

Small turning radius (3.5 m) allows turning even in tight spaces

Dynamics

The electric drive allows Triggo to move swiftly and nimbly through the heavy city traffic.

Exceptional handling

Triggo uses a drive-by-wire system derived from aviation solutions. It increases the level of safety and allows to customize the driving characteristics depending on individual preferences of the user.

Compact dimensions

Triggo takes up as much space as a large motorcycle in the manoeuvre mode. In the driving mode - as much as a small city car.

Drive

Triggo is driven by digitally controlled, modern and efficient electric brushless motors.

Low weight

Weight of the vehicle without batteries is less than 450 kg. Triggo meets the requirements of the 'L' approval category.

Approval

Triggo has been designed to meet the requirements of the increasingly popular L-type approval category of light vehicles.

Interior

Triggo’s comfortable, closed cabin accommodates two people in a tandem arrangement. The driver's position is comparable to that of SUVs. The passenger’s position resembles that of the third row passengers of SUV seats. The cabin’s width corresponds to half the width of comfortable limousines.

Safety

Safety of users is supervised by an electronic system that constantly monitors the vehicle status. The brakes, however, are a proven classic design.

Energy

A set of exchangable 8 kWh batteries allows to travel up to 100 km. Battery replacement takes only a few minutes.

POWER SUPPLY, DRIVE AND CONTROL

Two electric motors
Power: 2×10 kW (reduction to 15 kW)

Battery Rapid Change System, or BRC
12 modules, 12 kWh each

Drive-By-Wire system
Digital control system, similar to that used in airplanes, allowed increased personalization in driving while lowering the weight.

A yoke instead of a steering wheel
Full control and precision steering.

Dynamics

The electric drive allows Triggo to move swiftly and nimbly through the heavy city traffic.

Exceptional handling

Triggo uses a drive-by-wire system derived from aviation solutions. It increases the level of safety and allows to customize the driving characteristics depending on individual preferences of the user.

Compact dimensions

Triggo takes up as much space as a large motorcycle in the manoeuvre mode. In the driving mode - as much as a small city car.

Drive

Triggo is driven by digitally controlled, modern and efficient electric brushless motors.

Low weight

Weight of the vehicle without batteries is less than 450 kg. Triggo meets the requirements of the 'L' approval category.

Approval

Triggo has been designed to meet the requirements of the increasingly popular L-type approval category of light vehicles.

Interior

Triggo’s comfortable, closed cabin accommodates two people in a tandem arrangement. The driver's position is comparable to that of SUVs. The passenger’s position resembles that of the third row passengers of SUV seats. The cabin’s width corresponds to half the width of comfortable limousines.

Safety

Safety of users is supervised by an electronic system that constantly monitors the vehicle status. The brakes, however, are a proven classic design.

Energy

A set of exchangable 8 kWh batteries allows to travel up to 100 km. Battery replacement takes only a few minutes.