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The Twike 5 a 120mph electric bike car

Words by Stuart on 14/04/2022 20:53:00

It's a bird, no, it's a plane, no, it's a bike car…… it's a what?

Twike 5

Here's the Twike.

Designed to fill the void between cars and bikes, and as absurd as it might initially sound, the Twike makes perfect sense!!

The Twike is like a pedal-assist ebike; only it's an enclosed vehicle. According to the manufacturer, the electric bike slash car hybrid EV is capable of 120 mph and has a 310-mile range.

So now we have your attention!!

Twike has an unusual design in that it has three wheels instead of the usual four. In other words, the Twike is both a tricycle and a car, as it uses electricity to propel itself forward, but you can cycle during your drive if you want to add some range.

It's a great way to exercise and burn calories while driving. Now that's pedalling into the future!

Twike 5 Pedal

The Twike is properly engineered and even has a roof, unlike the Sinclair C5, which pretty much discredited electric transportation for twenty years.

Drivers sit in a twin-seat waterproof lockable cabin/cockpit and pedal away as they would on any eBike. The Twike is steered using a pair of push/pull levers instead of a steering wheel. There's even a boot, making the Twike very practical for commuting.

Twike can be driven with electric power only or with electric power and pedal power. In winter, pedalling warms the user, making electric heating unnecessary.

The aluminium frame allows the vehicle to be strong and lightweight at the same time. Lightness is essential in EVs, and Twike is a master at this. As a result, the car's total weight has been reduced to 1091 pounds (495 kilograms). Its extremely low weight and a few other technological advancements make it so efficient.

Twike 5 Frame

This little car also boasts a regenerative braking system which also helps control speeds, and a clever downhill cruise control system.

While the Twike does not yet have airbags, its seat belts and roll cage will make it considerably safer than a motorcycle. Additionally, the side windows are made of polycarbonate and can also be opened while driving from the inside.

The little three-wheel two-seater is street legal in America and Europe. It's been on the market for nearly 20 years and has just celebrated the completion of its 1,000th vehicle.

There is only one snag: the price. For most potential buyers, the initial outlay of €39,900 (£33,000), for the base model and the range-topping variant standing at €50,000 (£42,000) will stretch the bounds of eco-friendship to the very limit. Yes, at that price point, you certainly have a lot of other vehicles you can choose from.

But there is no other vehicle on the market like the Twike, so you are guaranteed to turn heads.

The Twike is as ambitious of a concept today as it was back when it first became that rare oddity in a world dominated by petrol-guzzlers.

But for now, we're sticking with our ebikes, but this fitness commuter class is one to keep an eye on.

Check out these fantastic eBikes in stock right now!!

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Features:

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