Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec electric trike could be the car of tomorrow

Taking inspiration from folding electric bikes, which not only are comfortable to ride but also to carry around, the Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec is just what we needed desperately. Made by HP Velotechnik, the Scorpion is a foldable electric assist trike that features two small tires in the front for steering and stability and a large 26-inch tire at its back.

The chassis used is adopted from the automotive industry and the e-trike can easily be folded and rolled out when need arises. The speedy recumbent trike can be powered conventionally by pedaling it, where all the power is transferred through a 27-speed Shimano XT drivetrain. To ease uphill commutes or simply when you’re not in a mood to pedal, the trike can also be powered by a 500W BionX hub motor attached to the rear wheel.

With electric assist, the e-trike can hit a top speed of 45kph, which is just the max we go in our car on a congested highway. Being claimed as the first folding full-suspension e-bike with a 26-inch rear wheel, the zero-emission electric trike is powered by a rechargeable 48-volt Li-Mn battery. Brakes consist of hydraulically coupled Tektro Auriga E-Twin discs and an LED lighting system makes your night times rides a lot safer.

The electric trike also offers the rider start assist, by pushing the bike to a speed of 6kph at the press of a button before the rider takes on the pedals. And that’s not all, the e-trike also comes with an innovative regenerative braking mechanism that fuels up the onboard battery during braking. The Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec is expected to hit the markets next year with a price tag of around $7495.

Via: Gizmag

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