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Going Postal...

Postby Lock » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:43 pm

Electric Postal Delivery Bicycle Unveiled

http://www.earthtechling.com/2011/03/electric-postal-delivery-bicycle-unveiled/
Simon Williams, an inventor from Australia, has revealed his prototype electric bike that was designed specifically for postal carriers. Calling the new vehicle the Deliver-E Trike, Williams was originally interested in developing an electric motorcycle before he saw a titling electric trike in 2005 called The RIDER. And while he didn’t see that particular invention as being useful for implementation as a road bike, he did see potential for delivery drivers.

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Williams road a Honda CT110 during his time as an Australian postman, and found it to be bulky, heavy, and difficult to maneuver. His tricycle sports two rear wheels that feature an electric motor in each, and 16 lithium-ion batteries than can be fully charged in three hours. The roughly 265 lbs vehicle can travel up to 37 miles, and has a top speed of 50 miles per hour.

Currently, Williams is seeking funding to mass produce the Delivery-E Trike, which he says can be manufactured in five hours. While the design is certainly intelligent, and an excellent example of how specialization can target ideal solutions, the electric vehicle could be limited by range and ability to deliver overly large Amazon.com orders.


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Re: Going Postal...

Postby sk8norcal » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:01 pm

hey, its a motorcycle... :wink:

some more pics here,
http://www.gizmag.com/deliver-e-electri ... ies/18117/
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Re: Going Postal...

Postby Hillhater » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:38 pm

Anyone who has seen the Aussie Posties in action..jumping kerbs, churning up grass nature strips etc ...will see the limitations of this design. Those small wheels just wont do it !
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Re: Going Postal...

Postby MadRhino » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:11 pm

I don't think that this one will make it, but the idea is good. Postal services are using alot of vehicles, and it's time to go electric. Developping a postal specific EV should make someone's fortune someday.
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Re: Going Postal...

Postby AussieJester » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:16 pm

How many times this going to be posted here? ...Its Endless Sphere member Carvin' Marvin's bike.. :-S
I upped links to the Australian show The New Inventors where Simon appeared with his trike, there is videos Hillhater
of Simons trike going over curbs it handles them extremely well.... Check my Youtube Channel AussieJester69 for the vids im capped
YouTube is hanging for me so cant get link ..

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Re: Going Postal...

Postby TylerDurden » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:06 pm

Have a Nice Day,

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Re: Going Postal...

Postby Hillhater » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:28 pm

AussieJester wrote: there is videos Hillhater
of Simons trike going over curbs it handles them extremely well....
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Yep, seen those,.. but he is going to need ATV wheels on the back if he is going to replicate our posties motoX efforts on my nature strip ! :lol:

Anyway, I thought the posties were already Ebiking..
http://www.theage.com.au/national/the-p ... 1bizs.html
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..and triking too..
http://www.currietech.com.au/AustraliaPostandEVS.shtml
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Re: Going Postal...

Postby Lock » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:55 pm

AussieJester wrote:How many times this going to be posted here? ...Its Endless Sphere member Carvin' Marvin's bike.. :-S

Sorry. Didn't realize... Gotta say though, compared to other postal/parcel services it's looking a bit short on storage...
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Re: Going Postal...

Postby REdiculous » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:30 pm

lame when it's cold and/or wet...they need an enclosed tadpole methinks
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Re: Going Postal...

Postby AussieJester » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:15 pm

Hillhater wrote:Anyway, I thought the posties were already Ebiking..


e-bicyle maybe, Simon's tilting trike was built as a e-motorcyle so it could be road registered etc... :wink:
Not sure where he ended up with that? All the posties in my area use Honda CT110's
we also have quite a bit of gravel about here so they have fun on their rounds haha

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