AddMotor newly unveiled 1,000W fat tire e-trike - M-340

FlatSix911

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Not really my cup of tea, but it looks like a capable trike that can carry 350 lbs.

Addmotor M-340 unveiled as powerful fat tire electric trike for adults (electrek.co)

The new Addmotor M-340 electric trike puts a new spin on the dated electric tricycle design. Addmotor, a direct-to-consumer e-bike company with a wide range of models from electric mopeds to full-size fat tire e-bikes, is back again with an interesting new electric tricycle design. The new Addmotor M-340 uses a standard delta trike configuration with two rear wheels, but swaps those wheels for big ol’ 4-inch fat tires.

Up front there’s a larger diameter wheel housing a 750W continuous and 1,000W peak-rated geared hub motor mounted in a spring suspension fork. In the rear are two smaller diameter 20-inch fat tires on either side of a large 48L cargo basket. The saddle is a generously-sized padded seat with included back rest similar to saddles we’ve seen on other comfort-oriented e-bikes in the past. A 48V and 16Ah battery with 768Wh of capacity can be found behind the seat tube.

It looks like the bike can be powered by a hand throttle or pedal assist, and there’s a Shimano 7-speed transmission tucked in there for anyone who wants to make ample use of the pedal assist. In terms of performance, Addmotor claims the M-340 can hit a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) and has a maximum range of 50 miles (80 km) when used in the lowest pedal assist mode. If I had to guess, I’d wager you can cut that range by a factor of three if you’re cruising at top speed with throttle-only riding. While trikes can be fun, that extra wheel doesn’t do the battery any favors (and nor do those big ol’ fat tires).



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FlatSix911

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There certainly is a market... just don't take the corners too fast.
 

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There certainly is a market... just don't take the corners too fast.
I agree and I’m part of that demographic. My current e-trike is just a bit underpowered for my neighborhood, with all it’s hills. So the increase is very much welcome. And I know well enough to keep it under 20. 1,100 miles last summer on mine, no accidents. Not shipping until end of May (hopefully), but will give a report after I have a little time on it.