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Just Keep on Trikking

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Always on the hunt for new alternative energy products, I was extremely excited when I came across a company in California that manufactures a hybrid electric powered tricycle. It is not the kind of tricycle that you may be imaging. This tricycle is very cool.


Fun Fitness Ride

The Trikke began as a body powered vehicle (bpv) which utilizes the upper body, lower body or both. Which gives the rider a full body workout. The unit operates using a patented stability and comfort platform. By moving the handle from side to side and pushing the platform petal with your feet, similar to skiing, it creates forward momentum. Because it has three wheels, it is very stable and from the videos that I seen, a blast to ride. Fun Fitness on three wheels: Carve off the pounds – outside – on a whole new kind of ride. See the new Trikke Carving Vehicles.
Seven models are available in the Trikke line. Ranging from a expert model to units for children 6-11 years of age. In fact the children’s Trikke T5ws was awarded the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award in 2004 and the National Parenting Seal of Approval 2004.
Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on the T8 Sport or the T78 Air. Because the Trikke gives the rider a full body workout, many riders report weight loss. Some of the reports are of substantial weight loss. I know that I could drop a few pounds.
But this being a blog focusing on alternative energy, let’s look at the newest model in the TRIKKE line. Recently, they have branched into electric powered hybrid vehicles. It’s a hybrid, because you can supplement the electric battery power with human power. Trikke Tribred Electric Vehicles are front wheel drive with dual rear brakes. Trikke has reported that the Tribred can reach 17 mph and can travel 12 miles before it needs a charge. By supplementing a little personal muscle power the Tribred is a socially responsible hybrid commuter vehicle with an average mileage of 3 mile per penny.

A great feature of the Tribred is the fact that it can be folded up, making it compact for storage. Sailors and other travelers can easily stow it until they arrive at their destination and then motor around for errands and sightseeing.
Because it is inexpensive to operate and stable, it makes a great workhorse for government agencies, manufacturing facilities and tour companies to name but a few.

It stuck me that this something that my readers could really benefit from, so I became an affiliate.


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The Tribred is a fun, functional and environmentally sustainable mode of transportation. Continue Reading…