PODRIDE


Ya gotta’ admit … it’s cute. I am talking about the Podride … a small motorized quad trying to make it to market … (and I am not talking about going to the grocery store). I hope they succeed as I find this one adorable. It is Swedish as far as where the builder is from.

podride right front view

Four-wheel (quad) HPV recumbent with cloth body suspension and auxiliary electric motor.
Height: 180cm         Width: 75cm
Height: 145cm          Seat Height: 50cm
Weight: 70kg           Wheel: 20inch tires
Wheelbase: 88 cm  Turning radius: 1.75m

Motor: 250W electric bicycle hub
Speed: 25km / h with the engine
Range: 60km with motor

Front Axle: Shared swingarm with air suspension (8cm travel), lever steering , drum brakes

Rear axle: Shared swingarm with air suspension (10cm travel), driving on both rear wheels with dual coaster

Gear System: 18 speed before electricity hub and 14 speed after

podride front view

HERE is an article about this innovative vehicle.

podride inside front half open

And HERE is their Facebook page.

podride open

podride rear axle

podride rear view open

podride rear view

Yep, I can see folks using a vehicle like this to get around in … inexpensive to operate and protected from the weather.

podride driver looking thru windshield

podride front view out windshield in rain

BTW, the estimated cost is about 3000 Euros which right now equates to $3185 US.

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About Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, and truthtoponder) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at stevenewbauer at outlook.com

Posted on December 2, 2015, in motorized trikes, tadpole trikes, trike reviews, velomobiles, videos and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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