Product / Service Description
The Organic Transit ELF was launched on Kickstarter in 2013 as a solar powered electric recumbent trike. This review showcases their version 1.5 edition which has a few improvements including direct drive motor, larger battery, suspension, larger solar panel and improved steering. It's built around a custom designed aluminum chassis that uses all 26" wheels and now has suspension bumpers to smooth out the ride. The plastic body includes a windshield, roof (with built in 100 watt solar panel) and has options including a Nuvinci hub, wheel caps and upgraded tires. The bike goes 20mph top speed and has a recharge time of ~6 hours with the solar panel in optimal conditions. It has lights, turn signals and a horn built in for safety and use as a neighborhood electric vehicle. There are new options that the company is working on for multiple passengers, child seats and extra cargo space.