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Trikelet Claims Title of World’s Smallest Foldable Electric Vehicle

Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments

| Gizmag 

trikelet-13Over the past few years we’ve seen no shortage of new electric scooter designs, and prominent among them are those that fold-up to become the ideal urban commuting weapon. Dutch-based Trikelet BV is looking to add to this list with a 3-wheeler billed as the “most compact, foldable electric vehicle in the world.”

According to the designers, current prototypes of the Trikelet use a 500-700 W motor to achieve a range of roughly 15 km (9.3 mi), a top speed of 20 km/h (12 mph) and reportedly consume 1 kWh of electricity per 70 km (43.5 mi) under full load.

The scooter weighs in at around 26 lb (12 kg) and when unfolded it sports a very small footprint of 31 x11 in (800 x 290 mm), but real party trick is the clever folding mechanism.

Having something you can use and bring almost anywhere without much of a hassle is a very important selling point. There are powerful scooters on the market that can speed up and make you feel the air in your face, but scooters that fold up small and have enough power is more popular for daily commutes

Upon arriving at the destination, users simply fold the electric trike up and trolley it onto the train like a piece of luggage. The Trikelet’s design not only provides portability but also ensures water or dirt collected during the trip is contained.

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