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Top 100 Eco Trends for 2018

From Futuristic Food Pop-Ups to Socially Conscious Subscription Boxes

— January 27, 2018 — Eco
These eco trends for 2018 range from futuristic food pop-ups to socially conscious subscription boxes. When examining the future of agriculture, urban greenhouses and smart planters like Altifarm -- a vertical gardening system that is ideal for growing one's own herbs and vegetables -- are promoting a more sustainable approach to food cultivation, and are being more commonly embraced by Millennial consumers.

Additionally, examples like IKEA's recent 'Space10' lab popup are changing the way consumers dine outside the home. The Shoreditch pop-up offered a unique restaurant experience that consisted of an in-house hydroponics farm, and gastronomic workshops that were meant to not only provide patrons with a fresh menu, but to also teach them about the importance of growing their own organic produce.

Additional eco trends for 2018 include luxurious portable homes that encourage a lifestyle centered around practicality versus excess, and temporary housing pods like Studio Bark's 'SHED' project which is a design-conscious, cost-effective, and low impact alternative to similar pop-up housing solutions.

For a look at eco trends in the year ahead, reference Trend Hunter's 2018 trend report to learn more.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Air-Purifying Gadgets
Air-Purifying Gadgets
This Handheld Alternative Energy Device Cleans Air and Turns It Into Gas
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99
Inverted Roof Designs
Inverted Roof Designs
This Cleverly Designed Domed Roof Keeps Homes Cool in Arid Climates
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98
Speedy Electric Commuter Bikes
Speedy Electric Commuter Bikes
The 'JOLT' eBike Folds and Unfolds in 20 Seconds Flat
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97
Foliage-Monitoring Drones
Foliage-Monitoring Drones
The 'Linnaeus' is a Flying Vehicle Drone Monitors Green Spaces
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96
Solar Window Pane Chargers
Solar Window Pane Chargers
The Notos Solar Window Charger Keeps Devices Running
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95
Urban Fabric Houses
Urban Fabric Houses
'MINI LIVING - Breathe' is a Small-Scale, Low-Impact City Dwelling
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94
Speedy Low-Voltage Supercars
Speedy Low-Voltage Supercars
The Quant '48Volt' Electric Sport Car Has a Top Speed of 300 km/h
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93
Car-Recharging Drones
Car-Recharging Drones
The Conceptual Tesla Recharge Drone Offers a Charge During Drives
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92
3D-Printed Bikinis
3D-Printed Bikinis
ARks Unveiled Its New Line of Ergonomic and Ecological Swimwear
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91
Armored Security Speedboats
Armored Security Speedboats
The Marvel 41C Boat is an Architect-Designed Luxury Security Vessel
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90
Fish-Friendly Electric Supercars
Fish-Friendly Electric Supercars
The Asfané Charlotte Roadster Comes with a Built-In Fish Tank
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89
Urban Tree Installations
Urban Tree Installations
This German Start-Up Aims to Reduce Pollution Using Vertical Planters
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88
Hobbit-Inspired Homes
Hobbit-Inspired Homes
This Grotto Home Encourages Occupants to Get In Touch with Nature
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87
Modular Hydroponic Kits
Modular Hydroponic Kits
Planty Square is Able to Grow and Take Care of House Plants
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86
Retail-Focused Smart Streets
Retail-Focused Smart Streets
London's Intelligent Bird Street Features Pedestrian-Powered Retail
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85
Credit Card-Sized Solar Chargers
Credit Card-Sized Solar Chargers
The 'Sunslice' Solar Charger is Uber Compact
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84
Smart Electric Scooters
Smart Electric Scooters
The Unu Electric Scooter Delivers Top Speed No Matter the Charge Level
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83
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Freight Farm Grows the Equivalent of Two Acres of Farm Land
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82
Photovoltaic Skating Rinks
Photovoltaic Skating Rinks
This Concept Uses Ice Skating to Generate Electricity
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81
Slim Solar Smartphone Cases
Slim Solar Smartphone Cases
The 'Synthetic' Solar iPhone Case Enables Eco-Friendly Charging
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80
Dock-Free Bike-Sharing Systems
Dock-Free Bike-Sharing Systems
bluegogo Lets Riders Share Bikes Without Having to Deposit Them
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79
Tech-Free H20 Conservation Devices
Tech-Free H20 Conservation Devices
The 'FloSTEM' Water Saving Device Tracks Your Usage
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78
Eco Plant Packaging Concepts
Eco Plant Packaging Concepts
This Design Concept Re-Imagines How Plants Can be Packaged
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77
Personal Wind Turbines
Personal Wind Turbines
The Waterlily Micro Turbine Uses Wind to Power Up Your Personal Electronics
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76
Solar Panel Security Cameras
Solar Panel Security Cameras
The 'Solar Cam' HD Outdoor Security Camera Draws Energy from the Sun
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75
Hydroponic Grow Systems
Hydroponic Grow Systems
The Futurefarms Spacepot is Beautifully Simple
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74
Pipe-Like Hanging Planters
Pipe-Like Hanging Planters
An Indoor Floating Garden Lets Greenery Contribute to the Architecture
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73
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Mö is a Solar-Powered Vehicle That Can Be Pedaled Like a Bike
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72
Underground Rug Editorials
Underground Rug Editorials
ABC Carpet & Home Used a Cave as a Backdrop for its Carpet Collection
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71
Illuminated Micro Gardens
Illuminated Micro Gardens
Etsy's Valsfer Shop Specializes in Eco Lighting Fixture Planters
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70
Open-Sourced Living Habitats
Open-Sourced Living Habitats
Huy Bui's Survivalist Installation 'Beyond 0' is Self-Sustaining
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69
Indoor Purification Gardens
Indoor Purification Gardens
The 'Green Pet' Monitors Air Quality and Keeps Plants Thriving
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68
Biodegradable BBQ Grills
Biodegradable BBQ Grills
The 'CasusGrill' is Ready to Grill in Five Minutes and is Eco-Friendly
<
67
Futuristic Urban Transport Vehicles
Futuristic Urban Transport Vehicles
The Continental 'BEE' Offers Clean and Safe Passage for Three
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66
Architectural Upcycling Exhibitions
Architectural Upcycling Exhibitions
The Wasteland Exhibit Shows How Architects Can Tap Into Waste
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65
Electrified Shipping Trucks
Electrified Shipping Trucks
The Tesla Semi Reduces Costs and Increases Safety
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64
Enchanting Yoga Retreats
Enchanting Yoga Retreats
The EcoYoga Center Features a Luxurious Bath Beside a Waterfall
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63
Waste-Reduction Shoe Boxes
Waste-Reduction Shoe Boxes
Matadog Design Has Created a More Eco-Friendly Shoe Box
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62
Framed Hexagon Vases
Framed Hexagon Vases
Wooda Home's Unique Wooden Vases Double as Wall-Mounted Art
<
61
Track-Ready EV Concepts
Track-Ready EV Concepts
The Tesla EXP Concept Features an Aerodynamic Design and is Self-Driving
<
60
Stackable Indoor Gardens
Stackable Indoor Gardens
These Pods Make Indoor Planting Easier for Apartment Dwellers
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59
Sustainable Aluminum Mobile Homes
Sustainable Aluminum Mobile Homes
HofArc's Living Vehicle Was Made with Low-Impact Materials
<
58
Retractable Restaurant Extensions
Retractable Restaurant Extensions
This Retractable Wall System Accommodates More Dining Guests
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57
Curvaceous Wooden Domes
Curvaceous Wooden Domes
The 'Dome of Visions' Explores Wood as an Eco-Friendly Alternative
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56
Healthy Biodegradable Food Packaging
Healthy Biodegradable Food Packaging
This Anti-Microbial Food Packing Material Degrades Naturally
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55
Modular Indoor Vertical Gardens
Modular Indoor Vertical Gardens
Altifarm Allows Those with a Green Thumb to Farm All Year Long
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54
Secluded Cabin Experiments
Secluded Cabin Experiments
The '72 Hour Cabin' Invites Stressed Out Professionals to Disconnect
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53
Redesigned Private Part Pouches
Redesigned Private Part Pouches
Joeywears Underwear Promise a More Comfortable Fit and Less Sweat
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52
Italian Cocktail-Inspired Bicycles
Italian Cocktail-Inspired Bicycles
Bice Bicycles Based This Cycle Design Around an Aperol Spritz
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51
Adaptable Three-Way Bikes
Adaptable Three-Way Bikes
The Sustainable 3-in-1 'LittleBig' Bike Adapts with Growing Children
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50
Veggie-Growing Kitchen Appliances
Veggie-Growing Kitchen Appliances
The 'Homefarm' Home Hydroponic Garden Grows Produce All Year
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49
Educational Aquatic Boats
Educational Aquatic Boats
The 'Aeon Explorer' Surface Vessel Offers Stunning Views Below the Waves
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48
Intuitive Indoor Gardens
Intuitive Indoor Gardens
'Seedsheet' Indoor Gardens are Themed and Easy to Use
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47
Space-Highlighting Bike Lights
Space-Highlighting Bike Lights
Michelin's ‘Bikesphere’ Protects Cyclists with a Red Ring of Lasers
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46
Self-Cleaning Green Fish Tanks
Self-Cleaning Green Fish Tanks
'Back to the Roots' Water Garden Grows Organic Herbs and Sprouts
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45
Waste-Reduction Cafes
Waste-Reduction Cafes
Handsome Her Features a Wall with Dozens of Mugs to Take To-Go
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44
Lego-Like Gardens
Lego-Like Gardens
The Modular Growmore System Makes Creative Gardening Accessible
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43
Fair Trade Workwear Collections
Fair Trade Workwear Collections
The Patagonia Workwear Line is Made With Eco-Friendly Hemp
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42
Mini Car Brand Homes
Mini Car Brand Homes
The Tesla Tiny House Can be Towed by the Brand's Vehicles
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41
Socially Conscious Lifestyle Subscriptions
Socially Conscious Lifestyle Subscriptions
Love Goodly Offers Eco-Friendly Products Monthly
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40
Smart Wi-Fi Sockets
Smart Wi-Fi Sockets
The Orvibo Intelligent Outlet Instantly Establishes a Smart Home
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39
Energy-Positive Eco-Resorts
Energy-Positive Eco-Resorts
The Nautilus Eco-Resort Embraces Sustainable Architectural Designs
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38
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Pix Presents Electromobility in the Most Aesthetically Pleasing Form
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37
Convertible Herbal Tea Packaging
Convertible Herbal Tea Packaging
These Conceptual Tea Blends Come in Potted Plant Packages
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36
Innovative Hourglass Trains
Innovative Hourglass Trains
A Double-Decker Train Repositions the Tracks at the Core of the Cars
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35
Versatile Wooden Packaging
Versatile Wooden Packaging
A Coffee and Spices Package Collection Reduces Waste and Enhances Use
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34
Eco-Friendly Adult Scooters
Eco-Friendly Adult Scooters
The 'OjO' Commuter Scooter Offers Solid Range and Speed
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33
Power-Assisted City Trikes
Power-Assisted City Trikes
The Audi 'Formula Zero' Urban Vehicle Transports Riders Short Distances
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32
Ancient Wooden Tables
Ancient Wooden Tables
The Riva 1920 Earth Table is Made from Kauri Wood
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31
Modular Pre-Fab Shelters
Modular Pre-Fab Shelters
The SmartDome is a Pre-fab Shelter That's Both Modular and Mobile
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30
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Ottawa's 'NU Grocery' Creates Absolutely No Packaging Waste
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29
Temporary Housing Sheds
Temporary Housing Sheds
Affordable Accommodation Can Be Found in Vacant London Buildings
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28
Modular Floating Cabins
Modular Floating Cabins
The DD16 Floating Cabin Blends Modern Design with Functionality
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27
Maintenance-Free Automated Planters
Maintenance-Free Automated Planters
Botanium Allows People to Grow Fruits and Vegetables Indoors
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26
Highly Portable Folding eBikes
Highly Portable Folding eBikes
The 'G-Bike' is the World's First Carry-on eBike
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25
Enclosed Electric Bikes
Enclosed Electric Bikes
The 'Hope' Electric Bike Concept is Modern and Stylistic
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24
Electric Luxury Ocean Cruisers
Electric Luxury Ocean Cruisers
The Tjep Eau Electric Yacht Concept is Powerful Yet Efficient
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23
Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Stores
Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Stores
Toronto's 'EcoExistence' Sells Products That are Good for the Planet
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22
Air-Filtering Scarves
Air-Filtering Scarves
Wair is a Stylish Scarf Filter That Protects Commuters From Smog and Germs
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21
Organic Hemp Underwear
Organic Hemp Underwear
The 'WAMA' Underwear is Breathable and Naturally Antimicrobial
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20
Shipping Container Suites
Shipping Container Suites
'Poshtel' Pop-Ups Will Be Available for Rent Through Airbnb
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19
Futuristic Waterfall-Inspired Sinks
Futuristic Waterfall-Inspired Sinks
The Water Curtain Features Embedded Size-Detecting Sensors
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18
Modular Construction Systems
Modular Construction Systems
BeamCNC Can Turn Lumber into a Useful Construction System
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17
Speedy Electric Racing Bikes
Speedy Electric Racing Bikes
The Düsenspeed E-Bike Modell 2 Reaches Up to 160 Kilometers Per Hour
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16
Stackable Zero-Energy Homes
Stackable Zero-Energy Homes
The '#150 Skilpod' is a Stackable Prefab Home for Eco-Friendly Living
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15
Bamboo Toy Cars
Bamboo Toy Cars
These Eco Toys Made from Bamboo Shoots are Natural, Beautiful and Sustainable
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14
Futuristic Food Pop-Ups
Futuristic Food Pop-Ups
IKEA's 'Space10' Lab is Opening a Six Day Food Production Pop-Up
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13
Deliverable Pre-Fab Homes
Deliverable Pre-Fab Homes
MODS International Partnered with Amazon to Offer Pre-Fab Homes Online
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12
Mobile Cafe Concepts
Mobile Cafe Concepts
The Wheelys Mini is a Full-Service Cafe on Wheels
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11
Zero Waste Pop-Up Shops
Zero Waste Pop-Up Shops
NYC's Package Free Shop Offers Products That Minimize Waste
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10
Zero Waste Food Packaging
Zero Waste Food Packaging
Evoware's Biodegradable and Edible Packaging is Made Out of Seaweed
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9
Hanging Treehouse Homes
Hanging Treehouse Homes
The 'Sequoia Shelter' is a Practical Solution for Off-the-Grid Living
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8
Luxurious Portable Homes
Luxurious Portable Homes
The Escape ONE XL House on Wheels Features a Stylish Interior
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7
Modified Retro Scooters
Modified Retro Scooters
Shanghai Customs Modified the Honda Cub into a Stylish Scooter
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6
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
The AJet-100 Is Cleaner, Greener and Features a Stunning Glass Floor
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5
Edible Coffee Cups
Edible Coffee Cups
'Cupffee' Stays Intact While It Holds a Hot Beverage
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4
Customized Eco Homes
Customized Eco Homes
The eXo/nat Concept is a Modern and Adaptable Alternative to Green Living
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3
Weathered Reclaimed Wood Desks
Weathered Reclaimed Wood Desks
The Reclaimed Wood Patchwork Desk by What WE Make is Rustic
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2
Portable Self-Sufficient Homes
Portable Self-Sufficient Homes
This Sustainable and Autonomous House is Solely Run on Solar Power
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1
Pedal-Free Electric Trikes
Pedal-Free Electric Trikes
The 'DC-Tri' Stand-Up Electric Trike Bikes Turn on a Dime
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