Gallery: Valentin Vodev’s Partially Electric Vienna Bike Can Carry a Tr...

 
We get the sense that the folks from Valentin Vodev Studio got so tired of hearing people say that biking is not practical for everyday activities like grocery shopping that they designed the Vienna Bike in response. Technically it is a tricycle that is both human and electrically-powered, but a unique suspension system makes the ride feel every bit like being on a bicycle. And even better, this elegant bike from Austria comes with a handy extension bar and cargo box that can carry a trunk load of groceries and stump the naysayers.

On a 3 hour charge, the Vienna Bike can travel as far as 37 miles, according to our friends over at Designboom. This is achieved when traveling at a rate of roughly 13.5 miles an hour, and with good old-fashioned peddle power mixed in with the electricity. Similar to Sanitov Studio’s Chinese-inspired cargo bike, the handy cargo box is situated at the rear end of the tricycle and can carry a load of up to 88 pounds. It’s easy to park, which is good for tight city spaces, and folds down to a size that is appropriate for the intrepid urbanite. Next question?

+ Valentin Vodev

Via Designboom

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3 Comments

  1. nana khunchukashvili June 22, 2013 at 4:27 am

    This is a great design – very versatile and practical for carrying kids or groceries, whatever is needed. I would like to see a picture of how this bicycle collapses. How much does it weigh?

  2. Arno Heller March 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Where and when can one buy the fantastic Viennabike and what is the price?

    The bike is great for older people!!

  3. Green Joy October 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Vodev’s work is impressive. This bike, along with his other design (The expanding rear wheels to provide storage) have great designs. I think I want one of his “Child Pullers”. Perfect when I go out with my nieces and nephews. I wonder how much these retail for.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (Going Green)

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