OwnerMick Delaney
LocationReno, Nevada United States map
Vehicle2004 Catrike Road
MotorCyclone 500W Brushless DC
Drivetrain27 speed hybrid drive. Motor mounted mid drive train uses rear 9 gears.
Batteries32, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
Pack configured as 8S4P. Pack was reassembled as a flat pack to fit behind seat.
System Voltage24 Volts
Heaterpedal more.
InstrumentationWatts up.
Top Speed25 MPH (40 KPH)
25 on flat, 30 with Pedal assist.
AccelerationFaster than a diesel
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
With pedaling. I use the motor to help on hill climbs and scoot across intersections.
Watt Hours/Mile10 Wh/Mile
Since I don't rely on the motor exclusively, this is an estimate. I use around 70Wh to work and around 170Wh to get home.
EV Miles
Start:66 Miles (106 Kilometers)
Current:620 Miles (997 Kilometers)
Total:554 Miles (891 Kilometers)
    As of 9/6/2008
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight55 Pounds (24 Kilograms)
Bike around 35 lbs, motor ~ 7 lbs. Batteries ~10 lbs.
TiresHi pressure Primo Comet roadies.
Conversion Time1 month
Conversion CostAround $600
Additional FeaturesStereo - must have sounds.
This was my first EV. I use it (almost daily) for commuting - 18 miles one way, with an absolute elevation difference of around 500ft. The motor is underneath the seat mid drive train. The battery pack is configured as a flat pack and is mounted in the seat back.

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