Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by Kai » Mar 05 2013 11:56am

I bought Quest velomobile last autumn. It was one of the first made, meaning it is old and that's why it was relatively cheap. I had to do a lot of fiber glass repairs- During these winter months the project has been on hold. When I get more motivation I'm going to paint the velomobile red, and start repairing cables and such. I have not yet found suitable electric motor to install in it. Basically any smallish mid drive motor that can be used as left side drive would be fine. I heard that velomobiles don't need more than 150 -300 watts to get crazy speeds. I was thinking about GNG gen 2 with modified mounting and Cycle Analyst. I admit that this velomobile is not very practical. it has large turning radius, and entering and exiting the vehicle is a bit tricky, but this velomobile is one of the fastest and streamlined on european market. I even bought a racing hood, it's like a aeroplane cockpit.
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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by Chalo » Mar 05 2013 12:05pm

Have fun in your sweat box!

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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by jmygann » Mar 06 2013 11:42am

Appears to be 2 chains going to the Nuvinci hub ??

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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by jmygann » Mar 08 2013 4:18pm

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92-pound vehicles have an aluminum frame with a lightweight cover attached to keep the elements off the rider and whatever is in its modest trunk. On its roof is a 60-watt solar panel that can be used to trickle-charge its lithium iron phosphate battery.

That battery is good enough for about 30 miles of range, though people can travel farther if they pedal. The company also offers an optional upgrade with a second battery for longer range.

With that option and others such as a higher-powered solar panel or continuously variable transmission, the price rises to somewhere between $5,000 and $6,000

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57572 ... -tricycle/
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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by Kirk » Mar 10 2013 11:22pm

Whiplash wrote:I know this one does not have pedals but I think its one of the best looking designs out there, and adding pedals would be pretty easy..

http://www.blueskydsn.com/kit_aero.html


Not too bad on the price either..
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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by jmygann » Mar 12 2013 1:48am

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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by bowlofsalad » Mar 20 2013 7:40pm

I wouldn't be surprised if a sock with front fairing gets better CD than those things.

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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by jmygann » Mar 21 2013 6:27pm

And the motor is ??

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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by 7tronics » Jul 19 2013 6:49am

Well, the price of the ELF went up before production started. I assume the kickstarter funded ones sold for their listed $4000 base. With options many people will want, including the NuVinci N360 and a ruggedized solar panel and extra 48v10Ah LiFEPO pack and all the trim it looks like it can top out at $7000.
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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by CogHog » Jul 24 2013 4:45pm

Unfortunately jmygann is no longer with us. He was supposed to take delivery of an ELF but I do not believe he got to enjoy it.
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Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

Post by The fingers » Jul 24 2013 8:11pm

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