Collapsing High-Speed Electric Trike Can Squeeze Into The Tiniest Of Trunks

If you've been looking for a way to ditch your car, HP Velotechnik's new Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec electric trike could be a suitable replacement for your daily commuter. Despite a mouthful of a name, the motor-powered recumbent can hit a top speed of 45kph, while still folding away into an impossibly small package for easy storage.

When it's available early next year in the US it will sell for almost $US7500, which unfortunately prices it similar to a decent used car. But for that hefty sum you do get car-like features such as hydraulically coupled disc brakes, an electric starter that will propel the bike up to almost 6.5kph at the push of a button, and a full suspension system for tackling the most pot-holed of roads. You'll never need pay for a drop of petrol either, just five or six hours of electricity every night. And finding and paying for parking is a thing of the past since it folds small enough to drag up to your office when you get to work.

[HP Velotechnik via Gizmag]


Comments

    You have to go searching for footage, and when you find it, prepare for disappointment.

    Looks like my Greenspeed trike, but folds up much smaller.

    Would be interested to buy a non-powered version of this.

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