Discount Electric Trikes for Sale - Q & A
How can an electric-assist upgrade help?
Electric motors give the trike experience a little added ease. This is wonderful for those recovering from an injury or who may have a disability. For these individuals, it's a special kind of added cycling adaptation. Using an e-trike offers a nice balance between traditional cycling and full-on electric mobility you would have on a scooter.
Even for those who don't require the extra help, using an e-trike is a lot of fun. You can typically cruise up to 15mph depending on the style of battery and size of the tricycle. On a full charge, you should be able to go a distance from 10-30 miles.
How do electric tricycles work?
E-trikes typically have 3 key parts. There is a motor that fixes the hub of the front wheel, a battery (SLA or lithium ion) that attaches below the seat, and a throttle on the handlebar. Many trikes of every style - upright, recumbent and even tandem - can be outfitted with electric-assist function. It is essentially the same process to set it up.
Of course, you can simultaneously pedal yourself and use the throttle however much you want. You can pedal by yourself and turn the throttle up at any time for that extra little push.
Which of your trikes can be upgraded to electric?
Most of our tricycles can be upgraded! If you would like to get a trike from Belize Bike or Trailmate and want to upgrade to electric, just check the product options section near the top of the page. You will see an option to add the electric kit to your purchase. Of course, for trikes that have a compatible kit, you can always come back to purchase the kit separately if you like!