niavis design evolves kaylad-e into hybrid electric tricycle
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dec 29, 2013
niavis design evolves kaylad-e into hybrid electric tricycle


niavis design evolves kaylad-e into hybrid electric tricycle
all images courtesy of niavis design

 

 

 

‘kaylad-e’ by niavis design is an electric tricycle made for commuting around city streets. wanting to remove any stress or discomfort of traveling by bicycle, the hybrid vehicle aims to help people shift to more active means of transport. the choice of durable materials and the design’s ability to adapt to new technology were of key concern, with features such as an integrated lock and removable battery also added. the mid-drive motor ensures a smooth ride is maintained, while contributing to a low center of gravity and even weight distribution. a GPS inserted into the seat tube enables the user to recover the vehicle and alert the police in case it is stolen. other key elements include lights for safety and a bag rack to conveniently store necessary belongings.

 

 


‘kaylad-e trike evolved’
video courtesy of dimitris niavis

 

 


the hybrid bike features integrated elements such as a bag rack

 

 


integrated lights help to ensure safety

 

 


the mid-drive motor ensures a smooth ride is maintained even when tilting

 

 


durable materials and a responsive suspension system are incorporated

 

 


integrated GPS and saddle lock

 

 


gear hub and removable lock

 

 


the battery can be removed when it needs to be charged

 

 


ergonomic study diagram

 

 


initial sketches of the bag rack concept

 

 

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