ElecTriCity Electric Tricycle Sharp In Design

News of a new electric tricycle created by Fernando Ponce, a Buenos-Aires industrial designer, has been making its way around the web for its sharp style.

Powered by a front-wheel internal hub motor, and batteries located within the center wooden body, the tricycle is controlled by a handle grip, and can pivot from side-to-side on the rear dual-wheel frame. Little other details have been released at this time.

image via ElecTriCity

On the product’s Facebook page, there are two videos, one showing the basic functions of the vehicle (in Spanish), and another showing the vehicle in action riding down an urban street. On that page, the designer notes that production of the ElecTriCity will start in August of this year, but that he is already loaded with back orders.

The clean, yet almost antiquated design of modern electric bikes seems to be a trend these days, as we’ve covered one model from Hammacher Schelmmer with large balloon tires, and another folding model based on the design of a Swiss Army Knife. There’s nothing wrong with being eco-friendly in style, right?

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Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

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