He looks like a somewhat stray cousin of the Renault Twizy, but he knows how to make himself respected.
Oh yes, why this Triggo, a nice electric quadricycle made in Poland, has some tricks that the French “relative” can not show off. First of all, the batteries, removable and replaceable, which is not common for this type of vehicle. Secondly, the solutions related to stability: when cornering its wheels bend to soften the trajectories. On fast straights, however, the front wheels of the electric quadricycle are distributed differently to increase the asphalt effect. That's not all, though: Triggo has more in store too.
When parking, the wheels of the Triggo can be pulled in with a solution that is halfway between the landing gear of the airplane and the stand of the Piaggio Ciao. How nostalgic I am today.
Triggo, electric quadricycle with the vocation of the pony
Developed for car sharing and package delivery, the Triggo EV has a top speed of 90 km / h (56 mph). In “standard” riding mode, the Triggo measures 148 cm (58 inches) wide. At lower speeds, up to 35 km / h (21,7 mph), a mechanism pulls the front wheels of the quadricycle towards the frame. In this configuration, the Triggo has a width of 86cm (34cm) and a turning radius of 3,5m (11,5ft) - great for parking or maneuvering. Whatever its configuration, the electric quadricycle weighs 530 kg (1.168,5 lb) and has a permissible total mass of 750 kg (1.653,5 lb).
Wide or narrow modes are activated by the steering control - a kind of U, flanked by screens showing the view from the left and right side cameras. A small digital instrument cluster completes the setup, while a physical control console is located to the right for activating other driving functions.
The Polish quadricycle which, of course, has already caught my attention, is also equipped with a tilt mechanism of up to 20 degrees which provides a feeling similar to that of riding a motorcycle. Sensation accentuated (?) By the fact that the quadricycle (like the Twizy, on the other hand) has two riding positions front and rear.
You get on board from a single door, in case you are wondering if the oddities are over. Open and close, like a roller shutter, with the push of a button. Quadricycle yes, but quite a bit eccentric.
Price and more? I didn't understand anything: try to take a look too on the site, then if anything you tell me. You like it?
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.