The first spark
Every revolution starts with an insight and ours goes back to the nineties. The Dutch entrepreneur Ton van den Brink found himself stuck in a traffic jam in Paris. While sitting there watching the cars clogging the road he asked himself: Do we really need 2 tons of steel to get from A to B?
Uniting incompatible worlds
Soon after this, a team of Dutch engineers, led by Chris van den Brink and his right-hand Harry Kroonen, both aeronautical engineers, started to craft a narrow enclosed three wheeler. They challenged themselves to bring together the comfort and safety of a car with the agility and ease of a scooter.
The Carver One, a showcase for the DVC technology, was launched in 2003. It had a turbo charged 660 cc four-cylinder combustion engine and a top speed of 185 km/h. Despite raving reviews, it was far ahead of its time. Today it’s an exclusive collector’s item , more rare than a Porsche 918 Spyder.