electric screwdriver powered recumbent trike 2

Well, it is a trike and it is a recumbent, but that is about the end of commonly used descriptions for this vehicle. It is not human powered … there are no pedals or anything else such as hand powered. Nope, this is powered by a Bosch portable electric screwdriver. It has a top speed of 15mph that lasts for ten minutes on a single charge.

It is mostly constructed of custom bent plywood and aluminium other than the wheels, handlebars and steering linkage.

Here is a short write-up about this vehicle:

The Rennholz was designed and prototyped during the space of ten weeks. Created by Jirka Wolff, Andreas Patsiaouras and Marcel Heise, a team of German student designers for the annual “Akkuschrauberrennen” competition held by the HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany, the Rennholz presents a “serious vehicle concept [for] e-mobility.” The Rennholz has been specially designed to take part in the HAWK Hildesheim’s bi-annual race. Rennholz means “race wood” in English.

electric screwdriver powered recumbent trike

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electric screwdriver powered recumbent trike 3

electric screwdriver powered trike frame

electric screwdriver powered rear wheel

I know absolutely nothing about this trike other than what I have shared here so please don’t ask me questions about it as I can’t answer them. This is just something I came across and thought I would share here on this blog. HERE is an article I found online about it.


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Posted on September 4, 2014, in misc., other recumbent trikes, tadpole trikes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on ELECTRIC RECUMBENT TRIKE … “RACE WOOD”.

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