A compact tilting electric vehicle designed for last mile delivery in urban contexts, with Daniel Shorrock, Oscar Jackson, Zoe Lovell-Smith, Liam Avery and Fergus Salmon.
The trike offers a sustainable alternative to large delivery vans, with a cargo bed to hold medium-large parcels, and a strap to secure them. The tilting front wheel assembly allows the driver to lean into corners to improve handling, stability and safety, and the front and rear suspension protects cargo from bumpy road surfaces.
We won the 2019 National James Dyson Award with our Electric Cargo Trike. James Dyson Award judge Sir Ray Avery said:
“This is an urban ute. Nobody has applied disruptive thinking to this type of vehicle before. This could become a transportation game-changer from a global perspective. Having spent a significant amount of my life in the developing world, I see a real need and opportunity for this design. The Electric Cargo Trike has a place in every developing country and is a great example of Kiwi applied technology.”