With 600 lbs of payload, a top speed of 18 miles per hour and 18 to 20 miles range, the Truck Trike could be a game changer when it comes to last-mile, urban delivery. Compared to traditional delivery vans, this e-bike with human assist does not have tailpipe exhaust, is much quieter and especially good in tight quarters.
In the above video, Bill Stites, the visionary behind this human-electric hybrid vehicle, explains that UPS is testing these units for a role in their delivery fleet. He also hints at some of the other uses that enterprises might find for the relatively inexpensive electric-bike chassis platforms Stites Design has enabled.
Hmmm, this could be a great platform for a next generation ice cream or food truck.