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Newsletter # 5 – May 2020 1

First VELOKS MK3 in the USA

Configured with 5.1 kWh battery, Mid motor, and Rohloff Speedhub Gear. The Trike was sent via ocean freight packaged in a wooden crate. I expect this to mark the start for more VELOKS trikes in the USA.

See photos of the trike here : https://veloks.com/trikes/veloks-mk3-mid-8/

New updated homepage

The VELOKS homepage has been refreshed / rewritten / extended. Many new and informative pages with detailed information and pictures of our trikes has been added. Have a look: www.veloks.com

New VELOKS MK3 Models

During these Covid-19 times, we are busy developing 3 new VELOKS MK3 models. These will be ready during the next 3 months.

(1)   VELOKS MK3-RWD

This model has a new rear hub-based drive system using the GMAC 10T geared hub motor (standard speed version). Available with either 1000 watt or 2000 watt of motor power. Max. speed is 45 km/h. Only chain gears are supported.

This model is well suited for leisure trips and commuting, and will require less maintenance than the MID model version, as there is no motor chain to maintain. Noise levels are also lower that the MID version. Torque is still quite good, and the trike will happily drive up a 10-degree incline without overheating. Can be driven using only the hand throttle from standstill.

https://veloks.com/product/veloks-mk3-rwd-electric-trike/#configuration

(2)   VELOKS MK3-FWD

This model has a two front hub motors and is using the GRIN-fst direct drive 20 mm through axle hub motor (fast version). Available with either 2 x 1000 watt or 2 x 2000 watt of motor power. Max. speed 60 km/h. Comes with special 2.4 kWh high current battery which will deliver up to 120 A continuously. All gear types supported.

This model suited most types of trips, and like the RWD version will require less maintenance than the MID model version. Noise levels are also lower than the MID version. Traction is much higher than the MID and RWD versions, as 70% of the weight are on the front wheels. Torque is high and the trike will happily drive up a 30-degree incline without overheating. Can be driven using only the hand throttle from standstill.

https://veloks.com/product/veloks-mk3-fwd-electric-trike/#configuration

(3)   VELOKS MK3-AWD 

This model is quite extreme and probably unique in the world.. It has a two front hub motors, using the GRIN-fst direct drive 20 mm through axle hub motor (fast version), and one GMAC 8T rear hub motor (fast version). Available with either 3 x 1000 watt or 3 x 2000 watt of motor power. Max. speed is 60 km/h. Comes standard with special 2.4 kWh high current battery which will deliver up to 120 A continuously. Only chain gears are supported.

This model suited all situations, and like the RWD version will require less maintenance the MID model version. Noise levels are also lower that the MID version. With 3 powerful motors, traction and acceleration are extreme. Torque is also extreme and the trike will happily drive up a 35-degree incline without overheating. Can be driven using only the hand throttle from standstill.

https://veloks.com/product/veloks-mk3-awd-electric-trike/#configuration

Best Regards,

Lars Oksbjerre

Come SPEZI 2019 booth A.44 and hear about the VELOKS MK3 trike and try to drive our demo.  The demo trike you can try, emulates the 3 different power and speed levels that you can buy, and you can switch between these to see which one fits your needs the best.  The demo has a 1.5 kWh battery and 11 SRAM chain gears, just like the base model.   

The base model (equal to the demo trike) VELOKS MK3 weigh 41 kg, and most of the weight is located below your body, so the trike has a low point of gravity and is therefore very stable.

The VELOKS MK3 has built in torque sensor hidden inside the front crank, which measures the human power produced. The human power produced (instantly, average and total) is displayed on the from display.

The human power can be multiplied from 0 to 50 times, by configuring the computer display in the front. Typically, a multiplier of 1 to 2 times fits the 250w option, 3 to 6 times for the 1000w option, and 5 to 15 times for the 3000w option. If set to high, the driver will get almost no physical exercise, and is set to low, the trike will feel heavy up hill.

The suspension is based upon a set of a-arms at the front (just like the formula 1 cars) installed with two adjustable string shocks, with single adjustable air shock at the rear, and has been designed to provide a smooth, stable and comfortable ride with huge suspension travel.

The steering is using a “tank” steering principle, and is designed to allow a turning circle down to 4 m in diameter. The steering geometric is according to the Ackermann principle, and the handlebars are adjustable to accommodate different arm lengths.

The VELOKS MK3, can be delivered with 5 different battery configurations, 1.5, 2.3, 3.3, 4.1 and 5.0 kWh capacity. The three “small” capacity configurations come in a narrow battery enclosure, and the two large capacity configurations come in a wide battery enclosure. The battery enclosure is removable and waterproof, and besides the battery cells, contains the motor controller, the battery management system (BMS), and optionally various power supplies for things such as mobile phones, lights, automatic gear shift, real time GPS, programmable horn, LED whip, LED strips, etc.

Please come and visit us at booth A.44 in the outside area (same place as last year)

See the link below for directions:

https://www.specialbikesshow.com/

https://mailchi.mp/e0183e0fa331/news-update-from-veloks

https://electrek.co/2018/06/08/e-bikes-are-efficient-but-nothing-beats-this-400-mile-range-electric-recumbent-trike/

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/07/danish-startup-creates-full-suspension-400-mile-range-electric-tadpole-trike-the-veloks-mk3/

http://mailchi.mp/8e8809790aed/veloks-mk3-trike-available

We will bring two of of news VELOKS MK3 trikes for you to see and try. Both with 2.7 Kwh batteries, one with 10 x 3 chain gear and one with Nuvincy Harmony 360 Automatic Gear.

Hope to see you there.

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