Manufacturer H-M-Vehicles Inc. Production 19791982 Assembly Burnsville, Minnesota Class microcar Body style(s) coupe Layout RMR layout Engine(s) Tecumseh single cylinder engine *12 hp model: 345 cc (21.1 cu in) *16 hp model: 453 cc (27.6 cu in) Scott Permanent Magnet DC motor, 6 hp Transmission(s) CVT, no reverse gear Length 115 in (292 cm) Width 53 in (135 cm) Height 51 in (130 cm) Curb weight gasoline: 700 lb (318 kg) electric: 900 lb (408 kg) Related D&A Minikin  Designer Dave Edmonson1982 HMV FREEWAY 3 WHEELERThe H-M-Vehicles Free-Way was a three wheel microcar manufactured in Burnsville, Minnesota, from 1979 to 1982. These small commuter cars had a single seat and were powered by a 12 or 16 HP gasoline engine or 4 to 6 HP electric motor. A diesel engine was offered, but none were ordered with it.The 12 HP version was guaranteed to get 100 mpg-US (2.4 L/100 km; 120 mpg-imp) when driven at a steady 40 mph (64 km/h). The 12 HP version averaged 80 mpg-US (2.9 L/100 km; 96 mpg-imp), and the larger 16 hp averaged 60 mpg-US (3.9 L/100 km; 72 mpg-imp) to 70 mpg-US (3.4 L/100 km; 84 mpg-imp).They had two wheels in front and a single chain driven wheel in the rear. The engine (or motor) was coupled with a snowmobile style CVT belt drive transmission. The gasoline-powered Free-Way did not have a reverse gear in its transmission, but the electric version did.
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