DC-Tri: The First Truly Universal Stand-Up Electric Trike

Launched yesterday by an Australian startup on Kickstarter the DC-Tri is a universal lightweight e-trike that doesn’t require pedaling, is maneuverable and has zero turning radius. It is engineered to be totally battery-powered using green energy.

With the DC-Tri you can use the electric motor or ride it like a regular scooter using self-propelled power. The battery can be recharged via any standard power outlet in about 4 hours, and you can travel up to 30 miles on a single charge, depending on use.

The backlit LCD screen on DC-Tri clearly displays distance, speed, charge level, travel duration and features a USB port, so you can charge your phone and other devices on the go. This is a great feature especially the USB port; now a days everyone seems to need a USB port. Using the backlit LCD screen display you can also choose between 5 speed levels with the mode controller.

DC-Tri’s design provides riders with a low center of gravity, which makes riding safe, stable and virtually untippable. The untippable feature makes me want to do a review of the DC-Tri. I’m a self-proclaimed klutz and I bet I could tip it!

The chrome molly frame has passed all stress tests and weight ratings. With the same width of a standard bike, DC-Tri easily fits through standard doorways, walkways and more for ease of storage and travel. That is ideal because for most trike or bike commuters ease of storage is key, especially in San Francisco.

They have a Kickstarter campaign goal of $50,000 with $1,781 pledged so far with 43 days to go. Below are the packages being offered throughout their campaign.*

  • Pledge $10 or more – Virtual High Five!
    • Thanks for your support – every dollar counts, and we can’t do this without you. Keep an eye out for campaign updates.
  • Pledge $25 or more – T-Shirt + Sticker
    • Back this reward for a DC-Tri t-shirt and sticker. We’ll be in touch once the campaign ends to collect your preferred size. You’ll also receive updates throughout the duration of the campaign.
  • Pledge $1,533 or more – Early Bird Rider
    • Back this reward for ONE DC-Trike at 27% off the future retail price of $2100. You’ll also receive updates throughout the duration of the campaign. Add an additional $40 to add tire sleeves to your pledge!
  • Pledge $1,650 or more – Single Rider
    • Back this reward for ONE DC-Trike at 21% off the future retail price of $ 2,100. You’ll also receive updates throughout the duration of the campaign.Add an additional $40 to add tire sleeves to your pledge!
  • Pledge $2,840 or more – Early Bird Duo
    • Two is better than one. Back this reward for TWO DC-Trike at over 30% off the future retail price of $4200.00. You’ll also receive updates throughout the duration of the campaign. Add an additional $40 for each set of tire sleeves you’d like to add to your pledge!
  • Pledge $3,150 or more – Duo DC-Tri
    • Two is better than one. Back this reward for TWO DC-Trikes at 25% off the future retail price of $4,200. You’ll also receive updates throughout the duration of the campaign. Add an additional $40 for each set of tire sleeves you’d like to add to your pledge!
  • Pledge $7,750 or more – Elite Fleet
    • Back this reward for FIVE DC-Trikes at 30% off the future retail price of about $10,500.00 You’ll also receive updates throughout the duration of the campaign. Add an additional $40 for each set of tire sleeves you’d like to add to your pledge!

Hopefully DC-Tri will make their Kickstarter goal so I can do a product review! If you would like to back their campaign or purchase one of their packages click here.

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Source: DC-Tri

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