Field of Science

City Bike-ecar hybrid looks like a winner!

As many of you know TPP loves innovative bicycle technology, but it's been awhile since finding anything this exciting.  Here is the Veemo by Velometro, a fully-enclosed electric-assisted bicycle. On a week to week basis TPP operates within a 2 mile radius of our residence, it may sound amazingly dull, but it is a central location. Now by and large TPP is a pedestrian most of the time and a biker summertime.  Some of the drawbacks of the present situation are solved right here. It is a bicycle, so no car registration and you can use bike lanes and trails (It's actually pretty narrow.  Wind chill is the biggest factor for the Phactor during the winter, and of course, every biker is certain to have gotten wet at some time, but this enclosed 3-wheeler really solves the weather problem.  The second problem with walking or biking is cargo; a gallon of milk is about 8.5 pounds a signifcant amount to carry any distance either walking or on a bike.  Our local "people" grocery store is about 20 mins walk.  The Veemo has cargo space in the rear that can hold a bag or groceries.  It has a top speed of around 20 mph and with a range of 62 miles per charge, TPP would be fixed for running errands for a week or two between charges.  Due out next year, the Veemo is really the kind of vehicle that could get more people pedaling, at a much lower price than an electric run-about car. But let's get the green one.  HT to the Treehugger.

2 comments:

towhee said...

Not for personal purchase yet--will be shared-use, and only in Vancouver, for the start.
Really hope it is successful there and the idea spreads.....

towhee said...

Cause I want one too!