New Practical Velomobile/Cargo E-Trike in the Works

Discussion in 'Recumbent Bikes' started by Chapooski, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Chapooski

    Chapooski New Member

    I have been dreaming about, designing and re-designing what I hope may become something new in the very niche world of all weather, recumbent, cargo E-trikes.
    This category is currently inhabited by such vehicles as the Organic Transit ELF and Better Bikes PEBL, both of which I personally find a bit too large and heavy to be of practical use for many would-be cargo-trike users.
    So I have been designing something a little smaller and lighter:
    100 pounds maximum curb weight
    34" maximum width
    55" maximum height (30" folded height)
    80" - 100" overall length dependent on final design
    24" and 26" wheels with 2-2.5" wide tires
    18" seat height
    Passenger seating for 2 small children or 1 youth/small adult.
    Very easy ingress and egress.
    All-weather protection in a convertible format.

    *My design has little in common with the ELF or PEBL other than similar functionality.*
    (So please don't go making assumptions about what I may have in mind.)

    Any thoughts or suggestions on this subject would be much appreciated.
    Thank you.
     


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  3. rich c

    rich c Active Member