Using electric cargo trikes is an environmentally friendly option when it comes to making deliveries in urban areas. However, it can be unstable and a little off on balance when faced with turning corners. Tilting trikes has come up with a solution for this issue and Lastkraftflitzer is an example of it.
The machine is at its porotype stage for now and it was designed by a German mobility company ZF Friedrichshafen. The name of the vehicle is in the German language, and it translates to “truck speedster.”
It comprises a 4-kilowatt rear hub motor without any pedals. This motor enables the machine to reach the top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph). The company stated that it will be possible for the vehicle to reach higher speeds on occasions.
Like other tilting trikes, the Lastkraftflitzer’s two front wheels tilt into corners which keeps it balanced and prevent it from becoming tilted or tripping over. The dual LED headlights are installed in an astute way that they stay put and steady even when the vehicle is making turns around the corners.
The vehicle is stopped by disc brakes. They are present in the front and there is a motor-integrated brake at the backside. When it is in parking mode, a parking brake, anti-theft immobilization system and a tilt-lock mechanism are all automatically enabled. This helps the vehicle to stay protected from theft and to stay straight without turning.
The date of availability of the Lastkraftflitzer is yet to be revealed. The functionality can be seen in on a video the ZF website.