Electrical Assisted Pedal System
Our original multifunction tricycles can be equipped with an electrical motor kit which helps the pedaling.
What EAPS means ?
It means an electrical motor / battery kit which adds propulsion to the human action.
The Italian Road Law defines "the bike a pedal vehicle with two or more wheels", consequently the tricycles
and four-wheels-cycles follow the same regulations of a bike.
An electrical kit, consisting basically of an electrical motor and a battery plus accessories,
must however respect the following limits:
The motor is activated by the pedals movement
The maximum electrical power is 250 watts
The motor is active within 25Km/h speed
By respecting such limits its homologation, plate and insurance are not required, since they are not considered a motorcycle.
The kit components are the following:
An Electrical Motor, normally a DC motor, installed in a wheel or centrally in the pedal mechanism.
A Litium battery with power capacity ranging from 9 to 15 Ah, which can grant a power authonomy varing from 40 to 100 Km, but of course at cost and weight increases.
A Control Unit which distributes the signals to the components. It can be incorporated in the battery box or it is an additional small box.
A Monitor Unit , available with LED or LCD display, which operates on/off mode and presents various information ( from 1 to 5 level of power support, greater the number higher is the power support, Battery status, Trip data..)
A Speed Sensor, named PAS, which activates the motor and stops it over the 25 Km/h or when the cyclist stops to pedal definitely.
Finally a portable Battery Charger
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In our vehicles the motor is installed in the front wheel.
The CityCargoBike can operate with battery ranging from 9 to 15 Ah, which is located in the bottom level of the rear frame.
In the QuadCargoBike a 9 Ah battery is located below the saddle of the bike, so that can be operative also without cargo frame.
The batteries can be keylocked onboard and taken out when has to be reloaded at any domestic wall-socket.
Beeing the Low different in each country, upon request our tricycles can also equipped with Motor kits accepted in the specific nation.
Battery in QuadCargoBike
Motor in the front wheel
Battery in the CityCargoBike