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Nimble Commuter Conveyances

The Kaylad 2.0 Electric Tricycle Pushes for Active Transportation

— June 20, 2012 — Autos
The prospect of riding the Kaylad 2.0 Electric Tricycle to work would make most people more comfortable with the idea of avoiding their vehicles. Since too few Westerners feel the urge to exert added effort in the mornings, this three-wheeled contraption is a compelling compromise.

With his project, designer Dimitris Niavis strove to conceive an eco-friendly means of transportation that would encourage active commuting for the good of both the planet and the person. It's been integrated with a 250W motor to lure a larger base of users, offering a gauge of up to 75% powered assistance for hills and great distances. The Kaylad 2.0 Electric Tricycle is extremely lightweight with wheels similar to those of a road bicycle. Independent left and right suspensions make it a remarkably smooth ride.
Trend Themes
1. Active Commuting Electrification - Opportunities for designing eco-friendly personal transportation fueled by electric motors to appeal to users seeking less car-dependent commutes.
2. Lightweight Urban Vehicles - Designing smaller, more agile personal vehicles for use in dense urban environments, encouraging the use of alternative transportation modes.
3. Suspension Innovation for Personal Transport - Innovation opportunities for more comfortable rides with features such as left and right independent suspension systems, allowing for smoother rides over uneven surfaces.
Industry Implications
1. Eco-friendly Transportation - Can integrate electric motors and encourage active commuting to promote eco-friendly ways of personal transportation for daily commutes.
2. Urban Mobility - Designing personal transportation alternatives that enable more efficient and sustainable commuting for dense urban areas.
3. Personal Mobility Solutions - Innovation opportunities for sleeker, more comfortable personal vehicles that can provide easy, affordable alternatives to full-sized cars for commuting.
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