I want to make a three-wheeled electric vehicle, a simple but futuristic style. The drive is on one rear wheel, and the two wheels in front to turn direction. Seats and navigation panels like cars in general, Would anyone want to help me?
Sounds interesting. Do you have any URL or something for your project here. Would love to collaborate!
Don't quite understand why would you have two wheels up front and one in the rear? Either it will be a complicated design to reduce the drag.
One rationale behind such a design would be better less turning radius which you could achieve by having coupling can disengage for two rear wheels or having two hub-wheel type motors and controlling the current via steering mechanisms.
Feel free to reach out I am always looking for some challenging assignments.
I have not created a URL or anything for this project.
This idea arose spontaneously, seeing the development of the current three-wheeled vehicle mode that began to reappear. Except that in my country Indonesia tricycle vehicle which in paddle (named BECAK) still preserved as public transportation. There is the thought of some people to change the vehicle using electric drive technology.
Therefore I am interested in experimenting, researching and developing this type of vehicle with a tricycle.
About wheels selection I do not want to use a wide wheel that has a large frictional force. But will utilize the wheels of two-wheeled motorcycles in the market. So this vehicle is relatively not too big.
To realize this idea I want to start with a simple experimental step, which is to design the vehicle chassis, build, and try the ability of the driving motor. I will try a hub wheel drive of china product with 4KW capacity which I already have.
Unfortunately the regulations in my country limit to import Li-Ion or Li-Po battery with a large capacity, this is another obstacle to carrying out this experiment.
Of course I need criticism and suggestion from you. thank you Ninad Kulkarni.
Great ideas. I saw one tadpole design some time ago where the front wheels actually tilted into the turns as well as turned. It was simple and effective. Has anyone else seen that? Would that be of interest?
Ok thanks Zephyr ...... the front wheel suspension structure like that makes the vehicle more stable and not easy to slip. But I am not sure if it is effective enough for a wide vehicle (front seat side by side), Will it be effective enough? But of course have to try applied to drawing design first .... thank Zephyr
Good electric vehicle design Mauricio Sampaio.... Yes in my opinion a three-wheeled vehicle like the one you got is better, because the static wheel's friction load is only one on the front, and the two rear wheels serve as an active driver. While the three-wheeled vehicle with active pushers only one behind, will bear the greater frictional load because of the friction that occurs to the two static wheels in front, of course this will rise when the vehicle turns. There may be opinions from other members ....
Would be happy to help. I am very interested in the project. I am on my final year of mechanical engineering. i hope to learn from all my fellow teammates as i presume they are a lot senior than me, and i hope to give my best in contribution to the team.
I can see the advantages of two drive wheels as opposed to one, but in my opinion, two wheels in front would make the vehicle more stable in turns. So, like everything else, it will be a design compromise, whichever way you decide to go. I think either way would be fun to develop and we should learn a lot along the way.
Also, the width (length) of an e-rikshaw axle will be more than I need i.e. single seater. One rear wheel drive requires higher power than centrally driven and pushes the handle on on side. In that case, the driver has to keep on pooling the handle to go straight. Instead, if I apply the trick shown in this video, what is your suggestion? https://youtu.be/gYIBFke0RnI
Hey guys, what was the end of this project? Did you manage to make the tricycle? I see that the last posts are from 2018... it's been a while. Time does pass very quickly in this era in which we live. Hug to everyone.