Driving a carver is addictive. If it isn’t your thing after all, we will refund your payment.
incl. 21% VAT
The Carver is a 100% electric city vehicle for two people. Comfortable and fun to drive. The Carver combines the advantages of a car and a scooter. It’s a sensation that is guaranteed to give you a smile.
In addition to purchasing the Carver as a private individual, the Carver can also be purchased for business or for people with reduced mobility.
The Carver accommodates a driver with disabilities, thanks to the ease of driving and the doors that can be opened extra wide. The Carver meets the Dutch legal requirements for a disabled vehicle as laid down in the Reglement Verkeersregels en Verkeerstekens 1990 (RVV 1990). Disabled vehicles are subject to the 9% VAT rate. Read more about Carver & reduced mobility.
Top speed: 45 km/hr
Acceleration: 0-45 km 8 sec
Range: 100 km
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Battery Capacity: 5,4 kWu
Charging Time 80%: 4 hr and 12 minutes
Full Charging Time: 5 hr and 18 minutes
Length: 289 cm
Width: 98 cm
Hight: 149 cm
Weigth: 330 kg
Max power: 2 x 2 kW
Max torque: 2 x 150 Nm
Vehicle Classification: L2e-P
Vehicle Type: Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV)
Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC ™) Tilting Technology
The Carver is the first enclosed narrow vehicle (ENV) with active tilting technology. This offers you a driving sensation unlike anything else out there. According to our customers, it feels like flying the road, offering a unique sensation of freedom! And although the Carver is not much bigger than a scooter, it fits two people and even some extra baggage.
The Carver was developed for everyone who needs a future-proof and fun transportation solution to improve their daily door-to-door travels in urban areas
The traffic rules are similar to that of a 45 km/h scooter. Within urban areas, the Carver can be driven on the public roads up to a maximum speed of 45 km/h. On cycle and scooter paths, the Carver is allowed to drive up to a maximum speed of 30 km/hr. Outside urban areas the Carver needs to stay on the cycle and scooter paths.
Note: the legislation for this type of vehicle is swiftly changing, so always check with your local government if you're unsure about the rules. For example, earlier this year, some local governments decided to move scooters to the regular roadways within the city center. So far this rule only applies within the Amsterdam, but other cities are expected to follow in the future.
This depends on how you’ve registered your vehicle. If the Carver is registered with an insurance plate, you can park the Carver in the same places where you can park your scooter. If you’ve registered the Carver with a license plate, you need to park it in a designated car parking spot.
Note: the legislation regarding where you can park vehicles with an insurance plate is changing quickly. Please check with your local government if you’re not sure.
No, you don't need a helmet to drive the Carver. However, the driver and any passenger must wear a seat belt. That is why the Carver is equipped with three-point seat belts for the driver and passenger. Thanks to the sturdy, steel cage construction of the Carver cockpit, you are optimally protected.
The Carver’s maximum speed is 45 km/hr and it accelerates from 0 – 45 km/hr in 8 seconds.
The Carver has range of 100 km. However, there are several factors at play that determine how far you can realistically drive before having to recharge the battery. For example, the outside temperature has an effect on how well the battery can sustain its voltage. Driving in very low temperatures therefore might drain the battery more quickly. For that reason, the Carver has a heating element near the battery to optimize its temperature and guarantee optimal performance.
Furthermore, the weight of the vehicle and how it's used while driving also play a role. Driving through hilly terrain is naturally going to drain the battery more compared to driving on a flat surface. Furthermore, the Carver comes equipped with heaters for defrosting and demisting the windscreen and side windows; both use electricity from the battery.
It is possible to get service at the Carver factory in Leeuwarden or at one of the James Autoservice locations throughout the Netherlands.
Having repairs carried out by a third party will immediately nullify the warranty on your Carver. Repairs should only be carried out by a Carver-certified mechanic.