FAQ

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Can I be a distributor?

Please send us an email stating for which country or region you would be interested to distribute.

What is the expected price?

The expectedretail price of the Trikelet is around 1300 € (around 1400 US$) incl. VAT.

Are you planning to rent out the Trikelets

This is certainly a business opportunity that we will explore. Trikelets will take much less space in the rental shops than bicycles or electric mopeds do.

When will your product hit the market?

We expect to hit the market in the second half of 2016 in the Netherlands. Other countries will follow soon.

Will the Trikelet be sold in my country?

On our website as well as on our Facebook page we will give updates on in which countries we are selling.

Which regulations apply on the Trikelet?

The regulations concerning these type of vehicles differ per country. Exact information on the regulations per country or state, will be stated on the website once sales is starting in that country or state.

Maximum weight to carry?

For now the weight limit is set at 100 kg. But we might consider a higher weight limit if there is sufficient demand for.

Can the range be extended?

The range is set at 15 km, but we might consider a bigger range if there is sufficient demand for.

High resolution pictures available?

Please contact us via email for HR picture requests.

Is there a bigger version available for two persons?

At this moment we are only working on a single person version as a means of personal transport.

Can I also carry a shopping bag when the Trikelet is folded as a trolley. Then I can use it as a shopping trolley.

For this we are planning to design a special shopping bag that can be attached to the Trikelet in the trolley position.

Can the Trikelet be made lighter than 15 kg?

It is possible to make an even lighter Trikelet. We are for now planning to construct the Trikelet in aluminium. A lighter version would have to be made in carbon composite, but this would make the Trikelet more expensive.

Can you attach a seat or saddle to the Trikelet, so that I can sit when riding it?

For now we are not planning a seat or a saddle. The Trikelet is designed for short distance travel. We might consider a version with a saddle in a later stage.

Can I balance the scooter when I have balancing limitations?

“The Trikelet has three wheels, but the two rear wheels can tilt, so the Trikelet has to be balanced, just like a normal scooter with a single rear wheel. So the rider should be able to balance a two wheeled scooter standing upright. If there would be sufficient demand, we could also develop a Trikelet with fixed rear wheels, Which would be easier to manage, but needs slow cornering.

Can I climb very steep hills with the Trikelet?

With a motor power of 700 W you can climb hills with a maximum slope of about 10 degrees. For steeper hills we will have to fit a bigger motor or some kind of gear changing.

What are the regulations for my country?

The regulations for the Trikelet differ per country and in the USA per state. We have not yet composed an overview. The overview on Wikipedia made for the Segway gives some idea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segway_PT. If you can find information about the regulations in your country or state, we would very much appreciate if you could send us this information.

Can I also kick scooter with the Trikelet?

You can, but it is rather strenuous, because your riding position is rather high. The powerful motor will make kick scootering unnecessary in almost all cases.

Is the Trikelet waterproof?

The Trikelet is developed in The Netherlands, which is a rather rainy country, so the Trikelet will be able to resist rainfall.

Is there also a version for snow covered roads?

The Trikelet is only a first prototype and we haven’t had time yet to work on adaptations for cold climates. The wheels can be exchanged easily, since they are suspended only at one side, so we could imagine a set of winter wheels with spiked tires. But no work has been done yet on this topic.

What is the battery capacity?

The battery capacity is around 220 Wh.

What type of batteries will you use?

We will use li-Ion batteries.

What is the charge time?

The charge time will be around 3 hours.

Why is the motor power so high and the speed so low?

We want the Trikelet to be a practical means of transport. It should also be capable of climbing slopes up to 10% and to ride agianst heavy front wind.