National Second prize winner

Podbike

A really cool e-bike with four wheels & weather protection.

Pitch

Podbike® is a human powered vehicle with electric assist, four wheels and weather protection that seats one adult plus a child inside a filtered air cabin.

With an empty weight of less than 50 kg and record low air resistance, it consumes only 1-2% of the energy compared to a car per km travelled.

The Podbike® will be made from easy recyclable materials that together with high efficiency results in personal transport with minimum environmental impact.

By replacing traditional bicycle chains and gears with motors, putting one on each rear wheel, and using one motor as pedal generator, the four wheel pedal vehicle becomes cheaper and less resource demanding to make in volume.

The vehicle can be parked on its tail, fitting eight Podbikes on a single car park space.

 

Quick facts

  • 2016 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Urban Transitions
    Theme
  • Norway
    Country

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Team

  • Per Hassel Sørensen (Founder and R&D Manager), Anne-Lise Heggland (Co founder and CEO)
  • www.podbike.com

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