I built most of the vehicles are based on commercially available motorcycle or bike noisy and power hungry internal combustion engines. It was with one hand comfortably, and the other is very troublesome, as the quality of the engines met rarely and had a lot of energy, and most importantly, time to spend on their completion and debugging. That’s why you always attracted to the idea of use as power unit of electric drive. Knowing that there are pros and cons, first and foremost, difficulties with the power source, the version of electrocycle always left “for later”. But first the absence and then the high cost of gasoline has forced to revisit her.
The basis for the design was the frame and suspension of the Riga mini-mokik. As the engine used electric MN-1 consecutive excitation with a good combination of power (1.5 kW, 24 V) and dimensions. Unfortunately, the issue with light but long battery life remained unsolved, I had to take for this purpose a large heavy car, put it in a metal box-section and mounted on the frame instead of the tank. Understand: this “thing” does not paint the car, but there was no other way.