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aerohead 06-19-2020 11:43 AM

Minnesota engineer builds pedal -assist BEV trike
AeroStealth shared a You-Tube re : MN friends seek joy of commuting
The premise of the vehicle was to combine the cardio workout of a gym's stationary bicycle, with a light, streamlined, 3-wheel, human-powered, BEV, commuter, capable of 70-80 mph.
No telling if it will ever succeed as a commercial enterprise, but interesting to see what comes out of the minds of individuals.
Like the Clark Family Quarantine Band.:)

M_a_t_t 06-19-2020 11:55 AM

It says video unavailable for me.

aerohead 06-19-2020 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by M_a_t_t (Post 626577)
It says video unavailable for me.

Same for me, and I had no intention of posting any link when I hit the submit button.
A simple GOOGLE search for: 'Minnesota engineer builds pedal-assist BEV trike' will bring up the video.

samwichse 06-19-2020 02:47 PM

I mean...


samwichse 06-19-2020 02:54 PM

Oh, the pedals aren't connected directly to the drive train, and only add about 5% to your range. OTOH, highway capable!

Hersbird 06-19-2020 09:01 PM

Usually the purpose of pedals on such things is to get it classified in a different way. The problem is they probably hurt seating or leg position and just add more weight and complexity. I bet you could get more range and maybe some shade with a solar panel.

I do think that would be cool to be able to buy the basic shell and frame as a kit.

ME_Andy 06-19-2020 11:42 PM

That's probably true. I think solar panels and humans both max out around 300W (about half a horsepower).

Hersbird 06-20-2020 09:02 AM

When I watched the above the next video down the rabbit hole was this one...
Another nice looking little electric transport, not highway, but check out how cool the top folds into the back.

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