You may have first met Lee on the pages of utterpower
Following is a near live report from China, They have great hopes for EVs, and Lee shares what looks like a small service vehicle that has seen a lot of service, it must work pretty well 🙂
Do note the very narrow profile of those tires, it’s more than a repower effort..
Hi George, I am reporting from China.
I’d like to share these pics with you and your readers. Many are not aware that China has one of the highest rate in electric vehicle adoption.
The small tricycle is one of the workhorse found. It has a small DC motor chain driven directly to the differential axle. power come from a large truck starter battery behind the wooden seat compartment. underneath the seat is a charging transformer and some control gear.
Most bigger city in China ban larger truck going into the city to avoid congestion. so thousand of these will be used to deliver goods in smaller sizes zipping thru the traffic.
I will send you in my next mails on the chinese electric scooter.