DryCycle boosts bikes and brings you the experience of a private car! Seeing the price, I counseled
Recently, British cyclist and entrepreneur Andy Murphy has designed an electric bicycle-DryCycle, which allows users to enjoy the comfort of a private car without worrying about parking and traffic jams. , Kill three birds with one stone.
However, some people may think it is an electric car because it looks like this:
To be precise, it should be a four-wheel horizontal electric bicycle.
DryCycle has a battery capacity of 1 kWh and a cruising range of up to 48 kilometers. It is equipped with a Shimano E8000 motor and Shimano Di2 electronic transmission system. The driver can choose multiple gears, but with electric assistance, the vehicle can only reach a speed of up to 25 km / h (this speed is a bit slow in foreign countries).
DryCycle has a net weight of 120 kg. Similarly, its maximum occupant / cargo load capacity is also 120 kg. In addition, DryCycle is also equipped with a reverse gear, complete front and rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, side lever steering, horn and remote electronic lock. If you like, you can also add a temperature control system and windshield wipers.
To be honest, this car looks kind of "plastic", it seems not particularly solid. The shell of DryCycle is indeed made of ABS plastic and polycarbonate foam, while the frame is made of aluminum. However, according to the "New Atlas" report, it also has a wrinkle zone to reduce the chance of injury to the rider, and has been proven to bring a very low risk of head injury for the rider, as the official crash test shows:
"DryCycle is very suitable for white-collar workers in big cities like London. Staying away from the crowded commuters, they can guarantee that when they arrive at the company, the clothes are still as if they have just been ironed. And the seat of this car is very comfortable and easy to operate , You will not feel pressure when you are riding because of fear of unsmooth operation. "A" Vero "enthusiast from the UK gave his evaluation after the test drive.
The concept of DryCycle is good, such as Bio-hybrid and Podbike.
As their design intentions show, these products can alleviate traffic jams and improve people's travel experience. But the first problem in using this type of electric bicycle is the legal right to go on the road. Many countries feel intractable about how to classify such vehicles as motorized or non-motorized vehicles.
In addition, the price of this car may be prohibitive for many people: DryCycle will be listed early next year, and the recommended retail price is 14,995 pounds (about 136,000 yuan). In China, it is possible to buy five fully functional two-wheel electric bicycles and a five-seater private car with a good price-performance ratio at this price, so it may not be popular with the Chinese.