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Trigger Technics B.V

The Trigger Scooter car is manufactured by Trigger Technics B.V in the Netherlands. The president of the company; Jeroen Boekhoorn, first conceived the idea of a 3-wheeled sports car in 1987 and a few years later produced the first Trigger. The vehicle was powered by a Yamaha FZR1000 motorcycle engine and had a fibreglass body attached to a steel chassis.  Its low weight gave the Trigger a 0-60mph time of 5.8 seconds and a top speed of around 140mph (220 kmh).  At that time the market was suddenly full of 4-wheeler sports cars like the Mazda MX5 and Lotus Elise and so the commercial idea of the Trigger no longer stood.  As a result only one Trigger was built and is now referred to as “Big Trigger”.

Because the Big Trigger could not be commercialised Jeroen Boekhoorn started thinking about a new venture after visiting Italy. In 1999 this became the Trigger Scooter Car and then the Trigger 50.  This two seater vehicle is powered by a one cylinder 2 stroke 50cc moped engine with a maximum speed of 30mph (45kmh). It has a coloured polyester body attached to a steel cage construction that also features a stainless steel roll bar. The controls are the same as on a moped with steering being via handle bars. It has successfully entered the US market and has a European Type and DOT approval.

Due to increasing demand, production capacity was increased in October 2005. In 2006 Trigger Technics became a part of the Fox Group to become Trigger Cars B.V.  The Trigger 50 is curently in production and exported to many countries world wide.

The “Big” Trigger.  (My thanks to Jeroen Boekhoorn for sending in this picture)

The Trigger 50. (My thanks to Bob Kranenburg for sending in this picture)

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