The Motorette Corporation was an American automaker, which was based in Buffalo New York from 1946 to 1948 .
The Motorette was a small open roadster with two seats and three wheels. The scooter-like vehicle had a single front wheel steered by a steering wheel, but no doors and no roof and capability to do from 80 to 100 mpg.
The drive was a rear-mounted, air-cooled single-cylinder engine from Wisconsin , which had 293 cc and 4.1 bhp (3.0 kW) made. The engine power was transmitted via an automatic two-speed gearbox and a chain to the left rear wheel. The wheelbase was 1524 mm, the total length 2286 mm. The vehicle weighed 190 kg and cost for the model 20 $ 440.
The Motorette was also available as a commercial version under the name model 30Truckette for $478.
From autumn 1946 to autumn 1948 over 4000 copies of Motorette and Truckette were made. Then the company had to file for bankruptcy.