Pedal Trikes (Velomobiles)
The Pedal Trike or Velomobile is the cutting edge of aerodynamics and pedal power. People chasing the highest speeds and longest distances in a pedal powered machine. Although this website is not particularly about Pedal Trikes, I am often inspired by the aerodynamic designs that are being built. As I come across interesting ones I will post them here.
Leonardo Leuci Pedal Trike
Leonardo Leuci is from Italy. He has developed this Pedal Trike himself. The frame is welded then covered in fiberglass. He says it would be better if the body was done in carbon fiber as it would be stronger and lighter.
Firefly Pedal Trike by Geo-Space Studio
The Firefly Pedal Trike was designed by Geo-Space Studios. Unfortunately it seems that they have gone out of business as their website is down. I particularly like the design of this for two reasons. One, it is really light and two, you can light the whole shell with LED's to make it perfectly visible at night. Great effort.
Elf Pedal Trike
The Elf is classified as a bicycle in all 50 states of America, ‘ELF’, the three-wheeled solar and pedal powered electric assist velomobile by American Organic Transit, morphs the advantages of bicycle and automotive transportation into a waterproof body. Fully equipped with lights, signals, and mirrors, the one-seater vehicle incorporates 60 watt roof top solar panels that charge the vehicle’s 480w lithium battery to provide up to a 30 mile range when full.