A human-powered vehicle enclosed for aerodynamic advantage and/or protection from the elements and collisions is known as a velomobile, velo, or cycling car.
Electric Velomobiles are similar to recumbent e-bicycles, pedal go-karts, and tricycles, but they have a full fairing. They should not be confused with streamliners, which are specially designed mobiles with two wheels that are fully faired for racing or setting speed records.
Streamliners have set many speed and distance records. Velomobiles are far more regarded as fit for the street than two-wheeled streamliners, despite the fact that they are fast in and of themselves.
For everyday use, having three or more wheels can be beneficial for things like being able to stop and start on your own, being more stable, handling crosswinds, etc.
However, there are some who claim that multiple track machines have aerodynamic disadvantages because of the drag of the additional wheels and the surface contact points.
Nonetheless, in actual use, the performance of velomobiles is still comparable to that of their two-wheeled cousins.
The electric velomobile rider may nevertheless outperform an unfaired cycle with an aerodynamic fairing because of the decreased aerodynamic drag. The fairing of a velomobile protects the rider and the drivetrain from the elements.
The Global Electric Velomobile market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2024 to 2030.
The electric assist human powered velomobile with the following attributes is what ENVO aims to build and produce. Lightweight enough to be propelled solely by human strength; electric power will be added as a backup.
It is portable and easily disassembled, making it convenient to store and move. The velomobile needs a sturdy, long-lasting frame that won’t rattle or make noise.
The bike must shield the rider from all forms of weather, including subfreezing temperatures, rain, and snow. Collision safety must be provided by the velomobile.
To be allowed to use bike lanes, the velomobile must be categorised as a pedal-assist bicycle. The electric assist human powered velomobile with the following attributes is what ENVO aims to build and produce.
The body of the ENVO velomobile is made of plastic, inflatable material, and acrylic composite. The effort will be concentrated on the design aspect rather than on inventing new manufacturing techniques because the objective is to reinvent mobility solutions utilising well-established manufacturing techniques.
However, in order for the velomobile to be sustainable, it must incorporate as many components from electric bicycles as feasible, such as the powertrain, handlebars, pedal assist sensors, and hub motors.
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