THE PACK has been contacted by Belgian industrial products designer Eric Vloemans who is quite enthusiastic about the “Feet Initial Concept”. In the past we have released a handful of posts about Royce Creasy and Robert Wagner with their visions on electric powered ability and two wheeler dynamics.
Eric: I guess every person studying this article is confident of the rewards of placing an electric powered drivetrain on a two wheeled car or truck. Despite the fact that present-day engineering and commercially offered motor vehicles have efficiency degrees shut to ICE run machines, the strategy of ft forward driving might deliver even a lot more light-weight in the darkness.
Raise of electric bike efficiency by driving “feet first”
Aerodynamic performances of the traditional bikes-biker mix, are quite weak. Convenience and weather conditions defense can be very Okay on higher-close touring bikes, but there is no this sort of machines with electric drivetrain but.
The “Feet First Concept” might pace-up the current market acceptance of electrical bikes and this is why :
Wind and rain safety are less complicated to integrate, semi or absolutely enclosed concepts by now exist, with gyro’s, landing equipment,…Comfortable seated positionFrontal spot can be considerably reducedCw worth can be optimised considering the fact that the rider is not ON but IN the vehicleWith a very similar battery-pack, the autonomy of a toes forward motorbike will be substantially greater because of to the aerodynamic things previously mentioned, undoubtedly at better speeds. Or, with a scaled-down battery pack and motor, (lessen price !) the FF motorbike can have the same functionality as a conventional electric powered motorbike. This of training course also has an ecological effect, significantly less Watt/km.
Alternatives enough to be genuinely creative, alternatively of replacing the ICE and fuel tank with a battery and an electric powered motor. Many thanks to the net, it’s straightforward to uncover exciting ideas from the previous, just search for “feet initially motorcycle”, two wheeled auto and so on.
So dear designers and engineers, get creative and start off wondering ft very first, like I did.”
You can abide by Eric’s undertaking here:
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