Welcome to EcoCycle Human Powered Vehicles!
Thanks for your interest in EcoCycle Human Powered Vehicles! The seed of this dream was planted long ago. Ever since my first "BIG WHEEL" I have been inspired to design and build all manner of Tricycle concepts.
The cumulative result of this experience is the EcoCycle EPOD, a human powered, electric hybrid.
The Ecocycle EPOD draws inspiration not only from that "BIG WHEEL", but from hi-performance vehicles from every genre: Snowmobiles, ATV's, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, RC vehicles and even boats served to provide the basis on which the EPOD has been designed. As both a powersport user and enthusiast, I could appreciate all the unique features and rider perspective these vehicles had to offer.
The best of breed attributes of these vehicles forms the DNA of the EcoCycle EPOD.
One look at the EPOD, and you will quickly notice how much emphasis has been placed on the suspension. The current Ecocycle EPOD features 8" of suspension travel! The suspension has been engineered to provide maximum comfort for the rider in the most extreme terrain.
The ultimate focus of the EPOD IS the rider experience.
The vehicle is built around the rider. A low step thru floor allows simple ingress and egress for riders of all ages. Steering controls are readily at hand, and thanks to thoughtful attention to suspension design, steering is light and straight line stability confidence inspiring.
Of course corners are even more important, so vehicle handling has been the subject of incredible attention. Center of Gravity and Roll Center heights have been optimized to make the vehicle turn as well as it tracks and steers.
So why would you want an EcoCycle EPOD?
I saved the best parts for last...
The EcoCycle EPOD is classified as an EBIKE! That means, In Ontario at least, there is no license, insurance or registration requirements! This vehicle could replace the car for a lot of people! Google says a car can cost over $9000/yr to operate. We think that could make the payback on an EPOD in far less than 2 years, while eliminating many of the recurring costs.
And the very best part?
It can get you into better shape! Don't forget the EcoCycle EPOD is designed first and foremost as a human powered vehicle. That means you can pedal it, just like your bicycle. What a great way to get some exercise to and from your destination, in a green and environmentally sustainable solution.
If any of this intrigues you, please reach out. We'd be happy to speak with you.
The EcoCycle EPOD: It's good for you, It's good for the Planet.
Arne Pelkonen- Inventor/founder, Ecocycle Human Powered Vehicles