Travel black technology | chainless ultra simple electric vehicle has gravel capability
Electric scooters may be a simpler alternative to all-electric bikes, but those tiny wheels don't work well on gravel roads, snow or potholes.This is where Vinghen Ti1 comes in, because it has big fat tires.
Designed by Bulgarian engineer Tsvetan Iliev, the electric car has a galvanized steel frame (although titanium is recommended for "Ti" in the name), a impregnated plywood deck similar to a long board and a 250 watt rear wheel hub motor.A 13Ah/36V lithium-ion battery pack in a polycarbonate box located below the deck powers the motor through a throttle valve attached to the handlebars.
It can reach a top speed of 15 MPH (25 km/h), unless you just kick it over without using an electric motor.A 20-mile (32-kilometer) trip reportedly requires four to five hours of charging.
The whole vehicle weighed 55 pounds (25 kilograms).
Iliev tells us that he plans to add a gas-free electric booster, which will allow the motor to automatically increase each rider's pace.It should be noted that the tired Scrooser electric car already works this way.
Yes, the wheels...The front wheels have a sturdy 26*3.0-inch tyre and the rear wheels have a smaller 20 x 3.0-inch tyre.Mechanical disc brakes can stop these wheels and provide hydraulic discs as upgrades.
If you're interested, Vinghen Ti1 is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign.Assuming it reaches production, the promise of ￡530 (about $660) will provide you with one.
Its planned retail price is $899.