Urban Transport

Electric Mountain Cart takes disabled riders off-road

The EV4 Mountain Cart was developed with input from a disabled extreme athlete, and has been tested in snowy Polish mountains and on jump tracks
The EV4 Mountain Cart was developed with input from a disabled extreme athlete, and has been tested in snowy Polish mountains and on jump tracks
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The EV4 Mountain Cart rides on four 20 inch wheels wrapped wrapped in 20x2.125 Kenda tires, with four bicycle shocks to help smooth out the bumps
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The EV4 Mountain Cart rides on four 20 inch wheels wrapped wrapped in 20x2.125 Kenda tires, with four bicycle shocks to help smooth out the bumps
The Ev4 Mountain Cart's 36 V/23 Ah battery pack is mounted under the front rack for easy access
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The Ev4 Mountain Cart's 36 V/23 Ah battery pack is mounted under the front rack for easy access
The racing seat in the EV4 Mountain Cart can be adjusted to fit different rider sizes
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The racing seat in the EV4 Mountain Cart can be adjusted to fit different rider sizes
The EV4 Mountain Cart features two 1,000 W BLDC rear hub motors controlled by an electric throttle on the handlebar
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The EV4 Mountain Cart features two 1,000 W BLDC rear hub motors controlled by an electric throttle on the handlebar
The Mountain Cart is the first EV4 vehicle not to make use of a tilting mechanism
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The Mountain Cart is the first EV4 vehicle not to make use of a tilting mechanism
The 160 x 138 x 90 cm EV4 Mountain Cart can accommodate a maximum rider and cargo weight of 130 kg
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The 160 x 138 x 90 cm EV4 Mountain Cart can accommodate a maximum rider and cargo weight of 130 kg
The EV4 Mountain Cart can be used by all, but has been designed with disabled off-road adventurers in mind
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The EV4 Mountain Cart can be used by all, but has been designed with disabled off-road adventurers in mind
The EV4 Mountain Cart was developed with input from a disabled extreme athlete, and has been tested in snowy Polish mountains and on jump tracks
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The EV4 Mountain Cart was developed with input from a disabled extreme athlete, and has been tested in snowy Polish mountains and on jump tracks

Jack Skopinski's rivet-packing electric trikes and four-wheelers like to tilt. It's become something of a signature for EV4 machines over the years. But now the Polish engineer has created an off-road electric trail hugger that doesn't sport a tilting mechanism. The EV4 Mountain Cart is designed to allow disabled riders to cleanly and quietly zip down dirt tracks, up grassy hills and through forest trails.

Skopinski has retained the industrial aesthetic for the aviation-grade aluminum frame with welded steel swingarms and head-turning color schemes, so the new member of the EV4 family won't look too out of place in an identity parade.

The Mountain Cart features two 1,000 W BLDC rear hub motors controlled by an electric throttle on the handlebar. Top speed is reported to be 40 km/h (25 mph), and there's a 36 V/23 Ah battery pack under the front rack that offers a range per 3-4 hour charge of 50-80 km (30-50 mi).

The 160 x 138 x 90 cm EV4 Mountain Cart can accommodate a maximum rider and cargo weight of 130 kg
The 160 x 138 x 90 cm EV4 Mountain Cart can accommodate a maximum rider and cargo weight of 130 kg

Each of the four 20 inch wheels wrapped in 20x2.125 Kenda tires has hydraulic disc braking, and the 160 x 138 x 90 cm (63 x 54 x 35 in) EV4 Mountain Cart has four bicycle shocks help smooth out the bumps. An LCD display allows user to keep tabs on remaining charge and track trip info.

The seat – with seatbelt – is adjustable for different sized riders, and the vehicle can accommodate a maximum rider and cargo weight of 130 kg (286.6 lb).

The EV4 Mountain Cart isn't road legal though, so you'll have to find a suitable adventure trail to take it for a spin. It's available now, prices start at US$5,285. The video below shows the vehicle in action.

Product page: EV4 Mountain Cart

Moutain Cart Electric Vehicle during testing jumps.

2 comments
christopher
Cool - roll bar looks pointless though - maybe attached to the seat instead and rising above driver head might actually offer some protection?
PAV
How exactly does a disabled person get in and out of this?
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