As I age and heart and lung function goes down hill a bit, I’ve started looking at adding an electric hub motor to my somewhat heavy trike. I got a small hub motor in a trade and bought a couple of 12 v 20 ah batteries and just like that I’m rolling on flat ground at 15 mph. One hill on my daily ride is quite steep and I struggle to maintain 3 or 4 mph. With the hub assist I’m now running 10 mph with about 50% of my effort. I’m pleased for the investment I’ve made. I’m under $100 in this setup. Eventually plans are for a 750 watt motor and 48 v 20 ah LiFePo4. When my boat comes in.
New handle bars in prepparation for velomobile body.
Today I turned the DelaWold into more of a utility vehicle with addition of a somewhat heavy duty bed. Also putting on a temporary shade cover to get me through the rest of the summer.