sk8norcal wrote:vehicles that raised more than 100k in the design category
matterrr wrote:I have met some of the people working in this shop, seems like an awesome project. I had no idea they raised all that money on Kickstarter. They have some vehicles on display sometimes and they look great.
SpartanX wrote:I'm currently selling my Motorcycle to save up for one of these(tear). I'd be be looking to put a deposit in by November(So I can have it by spring). I want an Electric VeloMobile that I can ride in the rain to and from work year round in Maryland. I'll just make myself some fiberglass doors and a nylon floor to prevent the cold air from smacking me on those hard to wake up mornings.
Unless someone can link me to another similar priced/featured turn key vehicle?
My commute is 10 miles one way on a 40 MPH road. In Maryland, all Electric bikes are "Mopeds" and must be titled, registered, have ORV stickers, Insured for liability, and the rider must wear a DOT Motorcycle Helmet. On the plus side they upped the power limit to 1.5 HP and 30 MPH. So I'll be trying to get a little more juice to the ELF to let me go 30 MPH the entire way. 1.5HP should be about 1100 Watts, more then enough to climb the hills in my area(Esp since the ELF is direct drive with gears).
I like the idea of going to work in the morning and only using 1/2 the battery entirely on electric...A Normal shift is 7 hours...14 if I do a double. So that's more then enough time to top the battery back off with the Solar cells....It's a free ride that should save me $2 a day in gas, and so much more in maintenance on my Acura RL.
teddillard wrote: Those lessons I hope will benefit me when I launch my own Kickstarter project next month...
agniusm wrote:I dont like it. Its ugly. Why does it has to be ugly? Nothing inovative. Put a barrel on top of recumbent tricycle and you get most of these velo.
wheelbender6 wrote:I don't see how they can sell the ELF at a profit at $4000 ea. If I build a bargain basement velomobile myself from a bottom of the line Terratrike, add an HPV body (no floor or canopy) from blueskydsn.com, a flevo roof from velocityvelos.com and an internally geared hub motor with a Lipo pack from ampedbikes.com, I've still spent $2500 bucks.
bzhwindtalker wrote:agniusm wrote:I dont like it. Its ugly. Why does it has to be ugly? Nothing inovative. Put a barrel on top of recumbent tricycle and you get most of these velo.
+1, it looks like shit and I bet It rides like it too.
The velo I built in a few days for a roadtrip a few years back looked tons better. This is not a velomobile IMO
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