Trike

  • ​We've seen a number of folding electric trikes over the years, including 2005's Rider, the adaptable Scuddy, the teeny Trikelet and the suitcase-sized eFoldi. That last one has just had a design refresh that sees it lose weight, gain speed and get a welcome range increase.​
  • While some people like the added stability offered by trikes as compared to bikes, the things can actually be tippier when cornering. The Italian-designed Tris Bike addresses that issue, with tilting front wheels that let it lean into turns. It's also got an electric-assist motor.
  • The shift to electric will open up all sorts of new vehicle categories - and we found this one super nifty. The Twike 5 is kind of like a pedal-assist ebike, except it's a fully enclosed car capable of 120 mph speeds and 310-mile range figures while letting you sneak in a bit of exercise.
  • ​While many people enjoy dirt-biking, they often can't afford the truck or trailer necessary to transport the things. That's why Stanford University aerospace engineering grad Dak Steiert created the Comanche. It's a gas/electric-powered recumbent trike that fits in the back of a hatchback or SUV.
  • The Intermot expo, held every year just across the Rhine from Cologne's gargantuan gothic cathedral, is a key date on the international motorcycling calendar. Enjoy a photographic walk through the latest, greatest and wackiest things on two (and three) wheels!
  • ​Utility three-wheelers are pretty common in much of the developing world. While many are powered by two-strokes, efforts to curb pollution have given rise to natural gas and battery-electric vehicles. Gaius Autos rolled into Paris this week to show off its Rapide 3 electric cargo scooter.​
  • ​If you find conventional bikes uncomfortable, you can always go with a recumbent. And if you want added stability, then a recumbent TRIKE may be more to your liking. I just finished spending a couple of weeks trying out one of the speediest models, the Catrike 700, and the thing is a hoot!
  • ​If you work in the city but live outside, traveling by train or bus can be much less stressful than taking the car. But the distance from train station to your desk might still be quite a trek by foot. Pim Bicycles is adding another option for the last mile, with the fast-folding Mylo e-scooter.​
  • ​Last month, Canada's Campagna Motors revealed that it was teaming up with Zero Motorcycles to develop an electric version of its reverse three-wheeler, the mighty T-Rex. Now more details and, perhaps more importantly, actual photos have been released.​
  • ​We first spotted the T-Rex way back in 2004, though the three-wheeler's development goes back much further. Then powered by a 1200cc motorbike engine for a top speed of 225 km/h, the car/moto/trike mash up is now going all electric – with some help from Zero Motorcycles.​
  • Take a mini-van and squish it to about a quarter size - that's roughly what you're looking at with the ZEV T3-1 Micro. This quirky, fully-enclosed, electric trike seats three if they're skinny, but we see it being much more of a hit as a cargo carrier.
  • ​Why power your bike with just your legs, if your arms can be put to work too? That's the thinking behind the Varibike, an arm- and leg-powered bicycle. Two-wheelers aren't for everyone, though. It's with that in mind that the recumbent Varibike Trike is now being introduced.