Most important is the driving experience. The feeling of driving through town, almost without the burden of a means of transport. That′s also why the very first motorized scooter in 1915 was called an AutoPed (Automatic Pedestrian). The Trikelet aims to reach this goal, but with twenty-first century technology.
Driving the Trikelet is very easy. Just step on it and ride. It is electrically driven, so you do not have to kick scooter. Folding is also easy. You do not have to lift or turn the Trikelet. Just pull the handles to unlock and bring it to the folded position.
The regulations concerning these type of vehicles differ per country. In Belgium these type of vehicles are allowed on public roads, when the maximum speed is below 18 km/hour. In The Netherlands they are subjected to regulations and have to have a liability insurance. In Germany the rider has to have a MOFA drivers license and in the USA the regulations differ per state.
Can be pulled as a trolley
Only has to be lifted sporadically
Folds without lifting or turning
No theft hazard
Easily taken along, inside and outside
Fits in most luggage compartments of train, subway or bus
Has a place to put your bag when driving it
Very small when folded
Less than half the size of the average folding bike
Clean at the outside
The soiled wheels fold to the inside and dripping water is collected, so the Trikelet does not soil your cloths or your house
The specifications below are projected specs, since the product development is not yet finalised.
- Unfolded dimensions: 970x290x1250 mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase of 800 mm
- Dimensions folded around 570x290x320 mm (LxWxH)
- Weight around 12 kg, tire size: front 8.5 inch and rear 6 inch air filled tires
- Price around 1000 to 1500 euro consumer price incl. VAT
- Electrically driven. No kick scooting necessary
- Range 15 km
- Maximum speed is intended at 20 km/hour
- Electricity costs about 40 eurocents per 100 km
- Electricity consumption: around 1 kWh per 70 km. The motor power will be about 500 to 700W