Some of these e-recumbent trikes are designed for everyday commuting and some of them are high performance “adventure vehicles”.
It is interesting how some of these 3 wheeled pedal/electric vehicles are beginning to offer some car like features.
The following are some complete e-trikes, along with ideas on how to add electric assist to a recumbent trike.
Complete Recumbent E-Trikes
Organic Transit ELF: The Organic Transit ELF is a partially enclosed commuter vehicle focused on being an around town car replacement.
Can go 20 mph, range is 20+ miles, it can carry 350 lbs, and the base price is $5,000.
It has a solar panel on the roof to aid in recharging the batteries when you are out and about.
Here is a video showing off what the Organic Transit ELF can do:
E-Fox: The E-Fox is all about bridging the gap between a bicycle and a car.
Planet Rider: This e-trike is not available for sale right now because it is still in the prototype/development stage.
It will be a high speed e-trike intended to replace a car.
In this video, inventor David Calley, talks about his vision for the Planet Rider and shows off the prototype:
Outrider USA: These are high performance “adventure vehicles” designed for power and speed!
Checkout my report on test riding their top of the line Outrider USA 422 Alpha.
They offer 4 different models ranging in speed from 20 mph to 40+ mph, and ranges from 45 miles to 165 miles. The price range is $5,995 to $11,995.
Enjoy this video of the guys from Outrider USA riding near Vail Colorado:
RunAbout Cycles: They make custom electric recumbents and other types of custom e-bikes in Fort Collins Colorado.
Add an Electric Bike Kit to a Trike
Adding an electric bike kit to a recumbent trike is also an option.
Here is a Greenspeed trike with EcoSpeed kit and NuVinci N360 rear hub for example.
Add an Electric Trailer to a Trike
RideKick: This is a trailer that literally pushes your bike or trike! It can also carry some cargo.
RoadRACE Power Pod: This is not exactly an electric trailer but it functions in a similar way by pushing the bike.
That’s it for now. I will add more e-recumbent trikes as I come across them.
If you know of a company that makes electric recumbent trikes, please leave info about them in the comments section below.
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