Best Electric Tricycle For Adults and Seniorsstaff
Best Electric Tricycle for Adults and Seniors in 2018/19
This year we are seeing a huge growth in electric trikes, moreover it has never been as popular to own and ride an electric tricycle for adults and seniors.
It is very easy to see why a motorized trike bike is a great choice for all age ranges, they are amazing fun to ride, it’s easy to zip to the shop for groceries, give your dog a little outing, or importantly an electric tricycle is the ideal mode of transport for the disabled or indeed anyone and anybody who needs to get around without a car.
We believe the foremost reasons for owning an electric tricycle is that they offers a safe platform for all ages of rider, research shows that electric trikes are becoming popular with a 25+ age range. You don’t necessarily need to be super fit and healthy to own and ride a trike, also for people like me who have a disability they provide an awesome way to get out into the fresh air and enjoy town, commuter, grocery getting or open road cycling.
Which leads me onto mentioning that although the electric trike is growing in popularity it seems that it has been hard to get your hands on one for several reasons; most bike shops don’t stock electric tricycles and you find that online stockists seem to sell out of the popular models really quickly and getting information on many e-trikes can be difficult to say the least.
So, here at ‘eBikeShopper.com’ we wanted to write this blog post, which incidentally will be updated on a regular basis, to give all our perspective electric tricycle buyers a useful resource on the ‘6 best electric trikes’, you should definitely take a look at these trikes below if you are either thinking about or ready to buy an electric tricycle.
An electric trike for adults is definitely an awesome transport solution and you should seriously consider buying one today, if you can ditch the car for some journeys then you are helping to save the planet which is a big bonus for the environmentally conscious of us.
We have listed our 6 best electric trikes for adults based on buyer feedback and real world testing, the ‘Addmotor Motan’ trike came out on top with the other 5 trikes being on a similar level in respect of build quality, ride, and safety.
So if you want to know more about our top 6 picks for best electric tricycle for adults then please continue reading.
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The Addmotor motan electric trike for adults: (#1 Choice)
The Addmotor Motan M-350 P7 electric tricycle for adults is one of our best-selling electric trikes, it’s suitable for anyone from young adults to seniors alike which is thanks to it’s strong frame and fat tires. The Addmotor M-350 electric tricycle is great for carrying those heavier loads, commuting to and from work, or just general cycling for fun.
This electric tricycle is powered by way of a 750W motor which reaches speeds of 23 mph, you will get a range of 40-55 miles per charge, you have a motorbike style twist throttle and pedal assist modes to help you whilst cycling.
The Addmotor Motan trike is a very sturdy tricycle, having tested a lot of other models of electric tricycle in the past, this trike rates amongst the best. The fat tires and tubular frame give it amazing rigidity, the performance is simply stunning, and it delivers an extremely comfortable, fun and satisfying ride.
The power from the 750W (48 volt) motor is smooth and produces good torque (at all speed ranges), the pedal assist modes come set to deliver just the right amount of assist for any terrain, I was impressed with the grunt of the motor going up a steep hill.
We absolutely love that the Addmotor electric tricycle features an all electric mode (twist throttle) which allows you to ride the trike without the need to pedal or alternatively choose one of the pedal assist modes, the motor adds electric power to your own pedal power, allowing the trike to zip along the road and get you to your destination in no time at all.
I also really appreciate the large carrying capacity of this trike, you get a good size basket on the back of the frame which is more than capable of holding parcels, groceries, stuff for your commute and you even get a dog friendly recommendation from my ‘Dexter’ (a cocker spaniel) who loved his ride.
The Addmotor Motan M-350 is a very competent package, we believe it offers value for money, albeit this is the most expensive trike by far, however the M-350 is a worthy winner of our best lightweight electric tricycle for adults in 2018/19.
Color : Black
Max load: 350 lbs
Max speed: 23 mph
Distance per charge: 40-55 miles
Charging time: 3-4 hours
Motor: Bafang 48V 750W Front Hub Brushless Motor
Battery: 48V 14.5 AH Lithium Batteries (Sealed Removable Pack)
Brakes: Mechanical MD300 180mm Front
160mm Rear Alloy Disc Brake
Freewheel: Pro Freewheel 7 Speeds
Front: 24″ X 4.0″ 60 TPI Fat Tire
Rear: Kenda 20″ X 4.0″ 60 TPI Fat Tire
Fork: Aluminum 60mm Travel Suspension Fork
If you have a smaller budget then you may want to look at the Goplus electric trike reviewed below.
Goplus Electric Trike 500W 20″ Fat Tire Electric Tricycle:
The Goplus electric trike is a great alternative to the more expensive ‘Motan M-330 or M-350’ tricycle, it has a big rear basket for carrying larger loads and has a respectable carrying capacity of 330lbs which rivals all the 5 trikes reviewed.
This electric tricycle by Goplus is robust and made to withstand the rigors of daily use, it can travel up to 25 miles on a single charge and reach a top speed of 18.5 mph which makes it ideal for a personal or even commercial use including grocery getting, commuting, courier, or just for fun times.
You have 5 operating modes and twister throttle for variable power, you can use solely the 100% electric power by just twisting the hand throttle, or you can also combine pedaling and electric power at the same time, the motor is capable of riding fairly steep inclines or hilly terrain with medium load capacity.
The Goplus fat tire electric trike also features an electric battery indicator, a 500 watt motor, various operating modes, large rear basket, disc brakes, and 4″ tires mounted to 20″ rims allowing a very smooth ride.
We really like the Goplus trike as it has everything you need in a good e-tricycle and it has a much lower price than all it’s direct competitors but it still has top performance, comparable carrying capabilities and premium build quality.
Net weight: 99lbs
Max load (Additional): 330lbs
Max speed: 18.5 mph
Distance per charge: 25 miles
Charging time: 5 hours
Motor: 48V/500W Precursor Motor
Battery: 48V/10AH lithium battery
Brake: front and rear disc-brake
Tires: 4″ x 20″
Overall size: 56″(L) x 31.5″ (W) x 29″ (H)
The eWheels EW-29 tricycle / motorized trike bike (Cargo):
The latest version of the eWheels EW-29 electric tricycle is amazing for carrying cargo, it has both a large rear basket and a smaller basket at the front and has the largest load carrying capacity of all the 5 trikes we have reviewed.
This electric trike by eWheels feels and looks very well made and has a robust frame, it can travel upto 25 miles on a single charge and reach a top speed of 15 mph which makes it ideal for grocery getting, commuting, transporting your pet, or just for fun rides.
You can operate this electric tricycle with 100% electric power by just twisting the hand throttle, you can also combine pedalling and electric power at the same time, the strong motor is more than capable of hill climbs whilst under maximum load capacity.
The eWheels EW-29 electric trike also features an electric battery indicator, a forward/reverse switch, LED front electric light, electric horn, and oversized seat with backrest.
Weight Capacity: 400 lbs
Distance: 20 miles
Front Seat Type: Oversized with back rest
Power: Electric 48 volt
Watts: 500 -750 watt power peaks
Braking System: Front V Brake, Rear Expansion Brake
Dimensions: 67” x 29” x 38” (LxWxH)
The RMB EV Libert-e electric tricycle for adults motorized:
The RMB EV Libert-e is probably the most fun and easiest to ride of all the electric trikes for adults and it’s vintage styling makes it stand out from the crowd. However don’t be fooled, this RMB electric tricycle combines all the latest features of a top e-trike at an affordable price making this a great option for all riders requirements including commuting, leisure or grocery getting.
The RMB Libert-e is a lightweight tricycle for adults and has a low-step mounting allowing easier step on/off for women, adults, seniors or the disabled. It has an 18 inch rear wheel and 20 inch front wheel with rugged wide tires making it safe and sturdy to ride on any type of roads or terrain.
This electric tricycle also has an awesome rear end differential transmission which means it has dual power drive to both the rear wheels which gives it more pulling power, traction and better road handling than other electric trikes within this price range.
Maximum speed: Up to 11 mph (19 km/h)
Single charge: Up to 15 miles (25 km)
Max capacity: 286 LBS (130 kg)
Net weight: 99 LBS (44.9 kg)
Tires: front tire 20, rear tire 18
Power control: 1:1 booster + Pure electric
Motor: Motor Power 36V 350W
Motor Type: DC Brush Motor
Battery: Type Li Battery
Battery capacity: 36V 10Ah
Charging time: 6-8h
Suspension: Suspension Aluminum alloy fork
Brakes: Front and rear disc brakes
Size: 71″(L) x 26″(W) x 45″(H) (180 L x 65 W x 115 H cm)
The Doohan iTank EV electric tricycle trike for adults:
The Doohan EV3 iTank EV3 is the first electric trike that features side-deflecting dual front wheels giving it amazing stability and eye-catching looks.
The iTank electric trike has some serious credentials; it has been awarded 17 patents for it’s revolutionary ground breaking functionality and design.
It comes with a powerful 18650 Bosch lithium battery and a big motor which is rated at an impressive 3000 watts, you get a big range of 60 kilometres at full power of 70 km/h.
This Doohan EV3 iTank is the perfect electric trike for people wanting to do daily journeys, commuting, courier, grocery getting or just a fun trike for weekend use.
Max Load: 160kg
Max Speed: 70 km/h maximum speed
Power Consumption: 1.7 kw/h
iBattery Type: 18650 Ternary Lithium Battery
Voltage: 60 volts
Motor Type: QS/BOSCH
Rated Motor Power: 3000w
Range: 60km (70 km/h)
Front Tires: 90/90 – 12*2
Rear Tire: 120/17 – 12
Size: 1780 mm * 730 mm * 1030 mm
The E-Wheels EW-21 chopper trike / scooter for adults (1000W 60V):
When we got hold of this eWheels EW-21 chopper trike for testing we could not make our mind up if this is more identifiable as a scooter, a chopper or an electric trike, we will leave you to make your own decision!
The eWheels EW-21 has a striking appearance (it has room for 2 on it’s dual seats), it immediately looks like something that is fun to ride and could be ridden by any age range, the performance of the EW-21 really does live up-to its image.
The EW-21 electric scooter is powered by a 1000 watt electric motor (brushless type), it has a weight and carrying capacity of 400 lbs, a Lithium ion battery (60 Volt) giving a respectable top speed of 18 mph and a distance of 30 miles per charge.
Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
Distance: 30 miles per charge
Front Seat Type: Extended Bicycle Style Seat, 2 Rider Capacity
Power: Electric 60 volts
Watts: 1000 Watt
Motor Type: Brushless Transaxle
Amps: 12 AH
Volts: 60 Volts
Batteries: (1) 60v 12 AH Lithium Ion Battery
Front tire size: 18.5″ x 9.5″
Rear tire size: 18.5″ x 9.5″
Charger: 60 volt Smart Charger Included
Throttle Type: Variable Twist Throttle
Dimensions: 71″ x 37″ x 42″ (LxWxH)
Heavy Duty Electric Trikes:
The two new trikes by Addmotor which go under the ‘Motan’ brand are high specification models that you may want to take a look at – see our Addmotor products page by clicking the banner below.
It has been both fun and interesting for us to test out each electric tricycle for adults listed above and we hope the information will be useful for you to make any buying decision, each one of the electric tricycles listed has its own niche in the trike marketplace and will therefore suit different types of riders. Please check out the corresponding links on the header of the tricycles or click the buy button for the Amazon sales page for more information on each of them.
We will be updating this post on a regular basis to update any information on the products or related price changes.
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