I read recently that Vectrix has gone bust in the US.
Did anyone see the enclosed recumbent electric bike on The INventors a week ago? Still in "development" mode, but it had dual circuit, so could be limited to 200W (for "on-road" certificaton as bicycle) but was capable of 80km/hr and had a reasonable range.
Again, battery capacity and weight of batteries is the limiting factor, but I'd buy one if it could do 100km/h for an hour or so.
I live regional, and nearby major town is 45mins away. I do have family there, so could maybe get away with one way capacity and recharge in the middle, but would be better if I could go there and back without having to recharge.
The current ADRs for motorcycles can't be too bad, as there can't be any need for sid-intrusion protection like cars, but somehow trikes get registered and can be driven as Class 1 - meaning helmnet not essential and no need for rider licence???
Has to be some loophole in there somewhere that a an electric trike could slip thru?
Bushpilot, got any clues?
Posted Friday 23 Apr 2010 @ 4:21:36 am from IP #