Amantide Electric Trike
The prime dependency for today’s transportation needs is on fossil fuels. These fossil fuels being non renewable in nature and contributors towards pollution, efforts should be made for increasing usage of alternative sources of energy. In the recent times, there have been quite some attempts towards developing two as well as four wheelers that run on electricity. The awareness towards these modes of transportation has also simultaneously increased.
A recent invention that’s based on utilizing energy from electricity is the Amantide Electric Trike. This three wheeler mode of transportation designed by Florentin Hortopan has a revolutionary design. It has seating space for a single person, with one wheel to support on the backside, and two wheels on the front side, with leg rests attached to the extensions supporting these wheels.
A handlebar attached near the base of the seat has an accelerator on the right hand side similar to a motorbike, whereas the braking mechanism for the trike is activated by pulling the entire handlebar towards the chest of the rider. Additionally, there is also a spring like suspension beneath the seat that acts as shock absorber for the jerks that might be encountered during riding the trike. The source of power, a rechargeable battery would also be located besides this spring suspension.
What makes this trike more desirable as well as (supposedly) theft proof, is the fact that post the ride, the user can fold it up and carry it with him to his next destination or store it inside his room/cubicle. No doubt, the trike looks elementary and maybe a tad funny, but there is no denying the fact that it is a safe and convenient alternative for commuting short distances and contributing a bit towards the environment.
Source: Eco Friend