The answer to zero pollution transportation over intercity distances is simple – the bicycle. But most of us aren’t fit enough to bike to work every day, nor do we enjoy riding in bad weather. Trimtab from designer David Parott is a 3X3 electric hybrid vehicle designed for intercity travel on conventional roadways. It can hit up to 30 km/h off electric power alone.
The electric vehicle is designed with a lightweight, tubular frame made from aircraft grade aluminium. It uses modular fabric skins to provide different levels of protection, seasonally – insulated for winter, breathable for summer, waterproof all-year-round. It’s actually a hybrid vehicle, able to run off electric motors on the rear wheels, or through your own leg power.
Trimtab 3X3 can hit up to 30 km/h off electric power alone, and according to Parott, that’s not even the trike’s top speed. Interestingly enough, the TrimTab doesn’t have handlebars at all. Steering of this hybrid vehicle is accomplished by leaning into a turn. There are also hydraulic levers that provide assistance at stubborn curves.
The prototype TrimTab is coming together through a partnership with Losantiville Kunstwerkhaus and Stress Engineering Services, both in Cincinnati, OH.
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