Veemo Velomobile | By VeloMetro

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About 60% of people living in the big cities say that they would like to pedal more to avoid the traffic jams, but they say that bicycles aren’t the most reliable means of transportation. Bikes get stolen easily and you’re exposed to the elements riding them. Car sharing is a good alternative but it’s still expensive and not eco-friendly. That’s why some brilliant minds behind the VeloMetro startup company from Vancouver have taken the best features out of both of these to create the Veemo Velomobile. This vehicle is a combination of a bike and an electric car and it’s a good solution for personal transportation in urban centers.

The Veemo Velomobile is actually a tricycle enclosed in an aerodynamic shell that protects the driver from bad weather. This solution isn’t as expensive as a new car and it’s designed for sharing. The plan is to establish a system where you could make a reservation on a vehicle via the mobile app. This makes the transportation system even faster and more efficient. In addition, this hybrid doesn’t run on gasoline so it’s as environmentally friendly as a bicycle.

Veemo Velomobile, green, on an indoor parking, tilted.

Veemo is a hybrid vehicle that combines the features of a bicycle and an electric car and it has the weight of just 120 kg

What makes Veemo so great is the fact that it’s an ultra light and comfortable vehicle that doesn’t require you to have a driver’s license to operate it. All you need to do is use the pedals and the handlebar. The target weight of the final version of the vehicle is 120 kg (265 lb.) so it would be a bit too much to think that a person should pedal it to work. That’s where the electric motor comes in handy to assist in pedaling and help achieve a speed of up to 20 mph (32 km/h). The lithium batteries should help you travel the distance of about 100 km (62 miles) per charge.

Veemo Velomobile, yellow, tilted, in the street.

The Veemo is a tricycle in an aerodynamic shell that provides cargo space and protection from the elements

The benefits of a vehicle like Veemo are so obvious that it’s clear that this is the ultimate vehicle of the future in urban areas. All it needs is some time for people to realize its potentials. At first, it will be available for sharing in certain areas but hopefully, in the future, it will be available for purchase. Let’s have a look at all the advantages of this personal transportation solution:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Easy to operate
  • Assisted by an electric motor so you don’t work up too much of a sweat
  • Aerodynamic shell that protects you from the elements
  • Ultra light and comfortable
  • Doesn’t require a driver’s license
  • Economic and shareable
  • No need for a helmet or cold and wet weather clothing
  • Automatic transmission including reverse gear
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Full LED lighting system for great visibility
  • Lockable with cargo space
  • Fun

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