1959 Trident R Three Wheeler. Made by Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing. Production of the first electric trucks started in 1951 and were sold to farmers and ranchers. In1959, Taylor-Dunn came out with the model "R" Trident three wheeler , powered by a 24 volt electric motor it had a fibreglass body and was steered by a tiller .They made these until 1963
"The rickshaw, a two-wheeled human drawn passenger cart, appeared in China in the mid to late 1800s. Their popularity began to decline in the 1920s and by 1950 and the founding of the PRC most manual rickshaws were gone, perhaps in part because they had become a symbol of oppression of the working class. But the two and three-wheeled cycle and other animal and motor drawn vehicles are still in use today."
1958 Solyto. New-Map, the motorcycle manufacturer (who also built a few cars called the “Baby”), shifted focus to small three-wheeled commercial delivery vehicles in the late-1950s. They were sold under the “Solyto” name. What separated them from their competitors is the two-seat closed cab design that gives it a more car-like appearance than the obviously-scooter-based Vespa delivery trucks and the like. This one uses a 125cc single-cylinder making 4.5 horsepower.
1955 Autoette. The Autoette was a microcar created and manufactured from 1948 to 1970's by Royce Seevers, owner of the Autoette Electric Car Company Inc. of Long Beach, California. The two-seat, three-wheeled microcar was electric powered by specially made batteries from Trojan battery Co., and motive power provided by a converted 24-volt Dodge 1½ hp. electric starter motor and later a proprietary motor built for Autoette.