generally, electric bikes follow the conventional bicycle layout, with motors, batteries and systems added to it. mexican automotive design company mastretta revised this idea in order to create the MX3 tricycle, a vehicle envisioned to be electric from the outset. its design places the heavy motor and the battery in the lowest position, generating great maneuverability and responsiveness. this layout also permits location of cargo at the front, middle and back of the tricycle, all kept low for stable behavior.
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designed for both human and electric propulsion, the MX3 tricycle by mastretta bikes takes full advantage of the higher power and torque it has available. its inverted trike layout permits a low and centered battery position which results in low center of gravity and up to three cargo areas. the backbone steel platform is light, strong, economical and versatile. the rider position is kept the same for visibility, efficiency and control.
the mastretta MX3 is available in four different models that allow for different features and payloads: from 40 kg (88lb) of cargo capacity, up to 200 kg (440lb). all models feature 36V systems. the first two models 40 and 60 come equipped with either a 360 Wh or 720 Wh battery. the two larger two 60 and 80 offer 720 Wh or 1,440 Wh batteries. price is currently unavailable.
name: MX3 tricycle
company: mastretta bikes
models: MX3 cargo 40: up to 40 kg (88 lb) of cargo capacity
MX3 cargo 60: up to 60 kg (132 lb) of cargo capacity
MX3 cargo 80 long tail: up to 80 kg (176 lb) of cargo capacity
MX3 cargo 200 trailer: up to 200 kg (440 lb) of cargo capacity
juliana neira I designboom
feb 23, 2021