Thursday, April 18, 2024

VOOK launches a long-range adventurer electric trike

Trike means the tricycle, which features two wheels at the back that eliminates the rider’s need to maintain balance even if it’s stationary. Hence Trike is safer than a bicycle as it has less risk of injuries related to loss of control. Trikes allow riders to enjoy riding without needing constant balance, making the ride more relaxed and less physically demanding. If powered by electric motors, these vehicles can be a great alternative for eco-friendly city transport.

With this in mind, there is a number of startups popping up with their e-trike design and innovative features in recent years. One of these is a Delaware-based startup, VOOK, that has released its E-trike, a feature-packed, long-range adventurer electrical trike. It generates zero emissions, paving the way toward a sustainable and eco-friendly future.

VOOK features an unbeatable range, lasting up to 110 miles (180km) on a single charge, allowing you to enjoy longer and further rides with less frequent charging.

The VOOK is a beast on the road with its impressive (3,000W nominal / 6,000W peak) combined motor power output and 145 Nm of torque, providing the Trike to go from 0 to 100 meters in just 7 seconds.

VOOK E-Trike Bike
VOOK E-Trike Bike. Credit: VOOK bikes

The E-trike is 85cm wide, 158cm long, and weighs 80lb (40kg). It has two power options that provide the E-trike an extended range of up to 110 miles (180 km) with a 50Ah battery. Another variant of this trike comes with a 30Ah battery that provides a maximum range of up to 80 miles (128kms) on a single charge.

The Li-ion battery can be removed for charging indoors or can serve as a mobile power bank for gadgets when out and about, and the battery again offers a 3-year warranty. The battery power bank provides 120W Type-C output, 32W Type-C outputs, and a 20W USB-A port.

The e-trike motor can regenerate energy while riding by signaling the brake system. Like any other electric scooter, the motor automatically slows down. It starts restoring the energy, which converts it back into electrical power to recharge the battery. This regenerative system increases the overall range optimization of the vehicle while providing an additional braking method.

The Trike has four riding modes and can do a top speed of 40mph (65mph). A Safe Drive mode can go up to 10 mph (17 km/h), an Eco-level tops out at 15 mph (25 km/h), and a 20 mph (32 km/h) in Sport Ride. Moreover, there is also a reverse function and cruise control is available. Both versions are similar with the same components; the only difference is the battery specifications and price.

VOOK etrike application
VOOK SMART app. Credit: VOOK Bikes

In addition, VOOK’s Trike can be easily connected via the VOOK app, where the rider can customize and adjust the motor’s power output and drive modes that allow you to set speed limits for the VOOK.

The Trike can be easily tapped via the VOOK Smart app and is ready to hit the road. The keyless access system can also operate by scanning fingerprints.

Moreover, VOOK is equipped with susceptible motion sensors that detect any unusual movement and immediately warn you of unauthorized access through the VOOK Smart App. The alarm system sounds if suspicious activity is detected, providing additional security.

A GPS tracker attaches to the VOOK’s frame and battery, so the rider can locate if it’s lost or stolen.

The rider can add 1080p quality front and rear cameras to their Trike so that he/she can record all the fun moments. The VOOK has a water-resistant LCD screen that can work in any weather. You can also get a camera view of your surroundings with just one tap. Furthermore, you can detach the screen and attach your phone.

VOOK’s trunk is made of durable fiberglass, which keeps the vehicle’s weight well without compromising strength. The trunk is designed to fit the Trike’s battery, as well as a 14-inch laptop. The trike also has many additional accessories.

E-trike is currently available on Indiegogo with prices starting at $2300 for a 30Ah battery and $2500 for a 50Ah, and shipments are expected to begin in late 2023.