niavis design evolves kaylad-e into hybrid electric tricycle
niavis design evolves kaylad-e into hybrid electric tricycle niavis design evolves kaylad-e into hybrid electric tricycle
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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