Human + Electric Powered Industrial Trike
The Truck Trike is the first true industrial trike, with unprecedented payload capacity. The Truck Trike is intended for business, with a universal flat-bed that can be customized for any use. This represents a new class of vehicle, between a 40 lb. bike and a 3,000 lb. truck. This trike design weighs only 250 lbs., yet can carry an unprecedented payload of 600 lbs., leading to very high efficiency. This means that the majority of energy is spent moving the payload, and not the vehicle. The Truck Trike sports Multi-wheel drive, where the front wheel is driven by human power, and one or both rear wheels are driven by electric motors. Front Wheel Drive is pedal powered, with a patented mid-drive system that provides high drive power without steering pull. Each wheel can have its own power source. There are no cross axles, no differentials, no components under the floor – allowing for a lower floor and increased cargo capacity. Yes – fully sustainable, no fossil fuels, zero emissions, unmatched efficiency. See a video by Green Science Oregon here, or click below:
and a full story with lots of photos on the bikeportland blog here.
The Truck Trike is now available for sale.
– Standard version [single motor] = $7,850. USD
– Heavy duty version [double-motor] = $9,850. USD
Contact us for more information.
In the photo below, bamboo panels enclose the wheel wells, and the floor is phenolic plywood – smooth, tough, sealed. All wheels are super-strong 20″ BMX size.
Universal flat bed allows multiple configurations, to customize to your specific business needs. For a behind the scenes look at the construction, see our Blog here.
Steel Frame Construction
Heavy Duty Rear Bed
Hub motors and Huge Disc Brakes
Human Power to Front Wheel Drive