While it’s not technically considered a pedelec, Studio Lata has redefined the rules of urban mobility with its E-Trike Revolution concept vehicle, which features a minimalist yet stylish design that focuses on speed and handling, taking its cues from classic race cars that results in a retro-inspired, incredibly cool aesthetic.
“It seems to me that most electric vehicles these days focus on technology rather than on the actual purpose of the styling of an object. The focus of this quick concept is to concentrate and transform the mobility design queues into actual attributes needed to ride a vehicle, for example skill, danger, concentration, noise, speed, and freedom,” says Andre Fangueiro, founder of product design firm Studio Lata.
Trikes with their adaptable body tilt promise superior handling when navigating tight sweeping corners at high speed. The E-Trike Revolution is no different thanks to its swift suspension and the assurance of an extra wheel for stability, while power is conceptualized via an instant torque motor and next-gen electrical technology.
Additionally, Fangueiro says the E-Trike Revolution relies on the use of sustainable materials, making it appealing to both proponents of sustainable urban mobility and environmentalists alike.
“When designing the E-Trike, I wanted to ensure that the design is confident and minimalistic without being boring. We designed the shapes to be appealing to all genders but at the same time special, as we wanted to challenge ourselves. We envision our users to be early adopters and globetrotters that have the passion for discovering new and special things. They like to explore and get the best out of their lifestyle. Right now, we are working on launching the concept and learning more about all users that are interested in the E-trike and dialogue with potential development partners,” explains Fangueiro.
The development process began with Studio Lata extensively examining market gaps and opportunities and conducting interviews with end-users. In addition to its extensive research, the team created several mockup CAD models in conjunction with the Finite Element Method (FEM) to carry out proper engineering and mathematical simulations.
“Based on the inputs, trials and design thinking, we were able to run several exercises with the help of CAD until we finally arrived at the final design,” concludes Fangueiro.
It will be interesting to see if the E-Trike Revolution ever makes it beyond the concept phrase and into production.
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