Entrepreneur eyes Chrysler CCV technology

A sports-car enthusiast and dealer named Frank Boulton thinks there's a future for three-wheeled vehicles sheathed in lightweight thermoplastic composites.

"Many people are developing an interest in riding a motorcycle when they reach age 45 to 50, and about half of them have never ridden a motorcycle before," Boulton said in an interview with Plastics Today. "They like the idea of riding in the open air and the fun of a motorcycle, but they often end up in the hospital."

A cottage industry has emerged to produce three-wheeled vehicles such as the Can-Am Spyder and the Morgan. Bouton eschews their approaches because they use heavy and slow-to-produce glass-reinforced thermoset components....

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