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All-Electric Horizon Trike Gives Off-Road Mobility to the Disabled

Posted By Lori Zimmer On March 26, 2014 @ 3:00 pm In Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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Designer Jesse Lee has created an all-terrain electric tricycle [2] that gives extreme mobility to adventurers with disabilities. The three wheeled [3] Horizon [4] bike can be controlled with hand or foot pedals, giving riders the freedom to travel across gravel, hills, grass and dirt.

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The Horizon electric trike [6] can be operated in three adaptive configurations. The all-electric mode uses the bike’s on-board battery to dive the wheels, while mode two can be operated with hand pedal power, and mode three with foot pedal power. Modes two and three can also be boosted by the bike’s electric drivetrain, ensuring a safe and relaxing ride for people with varying ranges of physical abilities.

RELATED: Hand-Operated WISB Bike Converts from Wheelchair to Sport Bike in a Jiffy [7]

The electric motor drives the bike’s rear wheel, and it can reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour. The bike’s 48 volt high power lithium ion battery can run for a distance of 30 miles before having to be recharged. For comfort, the seat height and angle is adjustable, and it provides a low center of gravity while riding.

Related: Retired Couple to Travel Around the Wold on Solar Powered Electric Tricycle [8]

The Horizon [4] trike is currently raising funds via a Kickstarter campaign [4], with the goal of an official launch later this year. Interested backers can donate to receive their very own trike before they hit the market!

+ Horizon Trike Kickstarter [4]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/pedal-and-electricity-powered-horizon-trike-gives-off-road-mobility-to-the-disabled/horizon-bike1/

[2] electric tricycle: http://inhabitat.com/the-kaylad-2-0-electric-tricycle-promotes-eco-friendly-commuting/

[3] three wheeled: http://inhabitat.com/valentin-vodevs-partially-electric-vienna-bike-can-carry-a-trunk-load-of-groceries/

[4] Horizon: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/587439462/the-horizon-electric-bike-adaptive-all-terrain-awe

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/pedal-and-electricity-powered-horizon-trike-gives-off-road-mobility-to-the-disabled/horizon-bike3/

[6] electric trike: http://inhabitat.com/the-spark-recharging-station-turns-the-xkuty-one-electric-bike-into-a-solar-powered-bike/

[7] RELATED: Hand-Operated WISB Bike Converts from Wheelchair to Sport Bike in a Jiffy: http://inhabitat.com/hand-powered-bar-claudia-wisb-bike-converts-from-wheelchair-to-sport-bike/

[8] Related: Retired Couple to Travel Around the Wold on Solar Powered Electric Tricycle: http://inhabitat.com/retired-couple-to-travel-around-the-wold-on-solar-powered-electric-tricycle/

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