Rahtmobile etrike, Human Electric Vehicle

General Discussion about electric vehicles.
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Re: Would you buy one of these?

Post by Punx0r » Feb 24 2015 8:43am

With a 9 kWh battery, a 20kW motor and 100mph top speed, I'm really not sure what is the point of it having pedals...

Oh, and $45,000?!

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Re: Rahtmobile etrike, Human Electric Vehicle

Post by svt/r&d » Feb 24 2015 10:08am

Cool concept but this could be done for $6k or less.

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Re: Rahtmobile etrike, Human Electric Vehicle

Post by veloman » Mar 02 2015 4:47pm

Sure, the pedal input is nearly useless on such a vehicle. But you are missing the point. It gives the rider an option of a workout (a FUN workout), all the while being a highway-speed capable vehicle.

They have a market, though it is small. I like it, though I wouldn't pay that much for one.


I think it's good to be open minded concerning the full spectrum of vehicles from pure bicycle to pure automobile!
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Re: Rahtmobile etrike, Human Electric Vehicle

Post by Warren » Mar 05 2015 2:59pm

I think all personal vehicles should have pedals to control speed. Speed kills....people, animals, the planet. If you want to go fast, you should have to work for it.

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Re: Rahtmobile etrike, Human Electric Vehicle

Post by Warren » Mar 14 2015 2:57pm

Clearly, others are thinking along the same lines.

http://otelodesign.blogspot.pt/2014/12/ ... hicle.html

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Re: Rahtmobile etrike, Human Electric Vehicle

Post by veloman » Mar 15 2015 12:55am

We should be open to these ideas, even if they don't make sense in specific perspectives. I am happy to see options being explored.

I can tell you for sure - one of the worst parts about driving a car for more than 20 minutes is that I feel like crap when I get out. Tired from the complete sedentary state. Road trips would be soo much more enjoyable if I can pedal at my whim inside such a vehicle.

So what if you only add 1% to the range. It's not all about that.


This is getting me thinking. How much power does it take to move a 2000lb car at 15mph on level ground? Assuming 98% drivetrain efficiency - I am going to guess 1000 watts.
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Re: Rahtmobile etrike, Human Electric Vehicle

Post by LockH » Oct 11 2016 6:32am

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Re: Rahtmobile etrike, Human Electric Vehicle

Post by LockH » Dec 19 2018 5:37am

ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

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