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TerraTrike offers electric-assist recumbent trike

Published June 28, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike's new Rambler E.V.O., is an electric-assist recumbent trike based off the company's popular Rambler mode. The E.V.O. (short for Electric Vehicle Option) uses a 750-watt, 5-phase motor made by Falco eMotors. Integrated into the rear wheel hub, the motor provides a boost to pedaling through an embedded torque sensor. The company said the Falco design "is lightweight, whisper quiet, and gives extended range, high power, efficiency and torque."

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"The beauty of this trike is that you simply turn it on and ride," said Jeff Yonker, marketing director at TerraTrike. "We've figured out the ideal torque setting and assist level so that it's very predictable and optimized for assistance and range – up to 60 miles on a charge. However, if you want to tweak the setup, the additional accessories will let you unlock even more capabilities."

Additional accessories – the console, throttle, and plus-minus switch – allow the rider to adjust assistance levels, put the motor into a regenerative mode to charge the battery during long descents, or activate the "crawl" function, which is intended to get the trike rolling from a stop and engage a reverse gear for backing up. An Android-compatible app is currently available to customize the motor setup from your smartphone. The iOS app will be released soon.

"We've been working on this for over two years with the Falco team and we couldn't be happier with the result. The E.V.O. represents the next step for recumbents – getting our customers out for longer rides, taking the overall triking experience to a new level," Yonker said.

The E.V.O.'s MSRP is $2,999. It will be available through all authorized TerraTrike dealers in late July. More information at TerraTrike.com.

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