twk345EMobilitaet_SpeyerThe TWIKE is the best pedal-electric velomobile you can buy today. The most impressive thing about the TWIKE: it has been in production for nearly 20 years. The “Proto-TWIKE” was a two-seat bike with bodywork: 50 kg weight & 50km/h top speed via pedal drive. In 1986, it won a prize for ergonomics during the World Expo in Vancouver. In 1996, the first 190 TWIKE 3s are delivered.  Twike3 top speed is 130km/h, Twike5 has room for two people and total weight less than 500 kg! An average-trained driver can contribute 100 to 200 W through pedalling power. At a speed of 50 km/h, this corresponds to about 10 to 20% of the total energy demand. The pedal drive is intended to assist the motor but not as the sole power source of the TWIKE. Both drives go directly to the drive shaft: The pedals through a chain, the motor via the gearbox. The speed can be set by Cruise Control. When you pedal, the electronics restrict the motor to the exact power you place on the pedals and the range increases. Twike3 specs bellow :wolfgang

  • Top speed: 85 km / h
  • Acceleration from 0 to 60 km / h: 9 seconds
  • Charging time: about 1 kilometer per minute
  • Energy consumption: 4-7 kWh / 100 kilometers
  • Integrated cruise control
  • Length x width: 2.65 x 1.2 m
  • Trunk: 250 liters volume
Type of vehicle
EU Three-wheel motor vehicle (2002/24/EG)
CH Dreirädriges Motorfahrzeug
US Motorcycle – Threewheeler
Dimensions / mm
Length x width x heigth 2650 × 1200 × 1250
Wheel base 1870
Wheel gauge 1090
Chassis Tube frame and aluminium space frame with roll-over bar, 3-point safety belts
Vehicle body Thermoplast LuranS®
Steering Joystick with connection rod and damper
Type 3-phase-asynchronous motor with integrated reductiongearbox (11,6:1) and differential
Actual power output 3 kW at 2930/min
Maximum power 9 kW
Nominal voltage 230 Volt
Drive system IGBT Inverter with controller and HMI
Pedal drive integrated
Driving performance
Drag coefficient Cw=0,325
Maximum speed 85 km/h
Acceleration 0-60 km/h 9 sec
Range per charging more than 500 km
Max. climbing ability 22%
Type LiMn, 392 cells
Nominal voltage 353 Volt DC
Capacity 4,8 – 5,8 Ah
Energy 1,7 – 2,1 kWh
Weight 19 kg
Energy density 96 – 116 Wh/kg
Charging time about 1 km/min
Efficient 4 kWh / 100 km
City-cycle 6 kWh / 100 km
Highway-cycle 7 kWh / 100 km
Energy equivalent 0,4 – 0,7 l fuel / 100 km
Mountains +1,77 kWh / 1.000 evelation gain
Weighti / kg
Empty weight without battery 220 kg
Permissible maximum weight 505 kg
Axle load limit, front wheel 145 kg
Axle load limit, back wheel 360 kg
Independent wheel suspension On rear and front wheels
Wheels Aluminum rims, front wheel 1,35“x16”, rear wheel 1,85“x16”
Tire front wheel 2 1/4 – 16” (20×2,25) or 2 1/2 2 – 16” (20×2,50),
Brake system 2-circuit hydraulic system, front wheel disk break, rear wheels drum break, electric motor brake (recuperation with cruise control)
Luggage space
Dimensions / mm Length x width x heigth: 400 × 1150 × 650
Volume for luggage (with 2 seats) / co-pilot seat easily removable– Pedal Generator for Electric Bike or Trike – YouTube – Build bike pedal generator
Twike4 was designed from the beginning not as a production model, but as an intermediate step to newer models. The company took part in several international competitions with the prototype: in 2010, the e-car bike came in 3rd place at the prestigious X Prize, and in 2012 it won the electric vehicle rally “E-Miglia”.

  • Maximum speed:> 130 km / h
  • Acceleration from 0 to 96 km / h: <18 sec.
  • Range:> 160 km
  • Energy consumption: <12 kWh / 100 kilometers

twkTwike5  has been developed since 2015. Mid to end of 2017, it comes in limited quantities of 500 copies on the market.TW4XP Promotion Video

  • Top speed: depending on the model 130 to 200 km / h
  • Charging time: approx. 4.5 kilometers per minute (fast charging column)
  • Energy consumption: 6-13 kWh / 100 kilometers
  • Integrated cruise control
  • Length x width: 3.04 x 1.55 m
  • Trunk: 300 liters volume

20160000twi009tw51TWIKE5-oben_p_Fine-Mobile_170302_640x451 (1)TWIKE5_p_Fine-Mobile_170302_640x451MobileTwike3: LxWxH 2650×1200×1250, Wheel base 1870mm, Drag coefficient Cw=0,325main-qimg-73f365e1c4b2771223a99ab8505bbf0b-cThe teardrop shape is most aerodynamic, with the least drag coefficient. Prius has a drag coefficient of 0.25 while the Schlörwagen had an incredible 0.15 cD. Basically, the Göttingen Egg was a wing on wheels. aptera-2e-render-6.jpgVelomobile Study by Hassel Sørensen :velo6.JPGvelo2velo3pedal genvelo5


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