Saturday, 5 May 2018

Veloci-velo design philosophy

veloci velomobile ©2018

The design philosophy for this velomobile are low vehicular mass, aerodynamics, ease of manufacture, cost and minimal environmental impact.
Main benefits are...
  • Non-polluting - 65% of all carbon monoxide emitted into the environmental is from road vehicles.   Veloci-velo is a Zero Emission Vehicle.
  • Healthy and Fun - Easier than riding a bike, get fit commuting, shopping or just out cruising.
  • Easy to park and store - Requires no wall or object to lean it against, takes up less than 1/6 loadspace of average automobile.
  • Secure and safe - Stable and nimble tadpole trike design. Built in frontal crumple zone.

To understand my vision you really need to understand the problem...
The problem with most of todays personal transport options comes down to one thing - MASS!
Everyday 66% of vehicle journeys are under 6km in distance are taken by just one person!
This seems incredible especially when drawn to the fact that the single occupant only makes up 2-8% of the total mass being transported. So why do we need a 1000+ kg machine to transport one person such short distances? Is it for convenience sake?


  1. I just discovered this blog and am having a blast. How is your open wheel project going? I'd love to see more work put towards most easy-to-produce low-cost velomobile designs.

    I regularly commute for work in the United States by an upright A-frame. I was able to pickup an older recumbent bike for a song to try and get used to the riding position. I'd love someday to construct/purchase a proper tadpole trike/velomobile, but that is a long ways off.

    The car traffic where I live makes anything besides A-frames less practical (the recumbent is for long-distance country rides for fun), but I hope someday that there are more velomobiles on the road. I think there are maybe 2 within a 30-40 mile radius from where I live.

    Keep up the good work!

    Paul from California

  2. Hi Paul,
    Thanks for your feedback. Very close to finishing Beta version. My big vision is to see more human powered vehicles on the roads. I think this can only be achieved by lowering the price and maybe more local production ie. differnt spec for different countries. I hope to have more info on my blog by December.
    James McLeod