We build human-powered electric-assist
front-loading cargotrikes and rickshaws. We are in the process of
reviving this project, which was put on hold in 2010 due to the
economic downturn. We will be running a Kickstarter campaign
sometime in the next 9 months (2015/16) and we need your help to get
the word out when it happens!! Our near-term goal is to raise approx.
$150K in order to complete the prototyping process. There are
some niggling challenges that will require hiring specialized
engineers, performing of computer dynamic-force modeling, along with
collision tests. This final prototype model will be reworked
until we are satisfied that it can meet longterm safety and durability
standards. The next step from there will be to go into
small-batch manufacturing of lots of 3-5 at a time, scaling up to
larger quantities from there. Contributions to assist in the
furtherance of this process gladly accepted at the bottom of this page.
Get on the Frankentrikes Announce List in order to be the first to hear when this Kickstarter campaign is scheduled. If you are on this list, you will not get more than about 10 emails a year. If you love all things tricycle, electric-assist and Frankentrikes, 'Like' my **new** Frankentrikes facebook page!
|Charging the trike with gasified walnut shells
at All Power Labs, Berkeley
Berkeley Spark 2015
2014 Berkeley Spark Interview by Paul Griffin
|Frankentrikes claims prime (albeit temporary) real estate with a new EZ-Up canopy!|
|Frankentrikes was showcased at the Opening Night Gala at the 2015 San Francisco Green Film Festival. The opening night film: "Bikes vs. Cars"|
former Seattle Mayor McGinn really digs Frankentrikes
|2015 Berkeley Bike to Work Day
Mayors of Copenhagen and Jena speak about cycling in the 21st century
While this product is still evolving, we welcome your inspiration, input and support. We are currently interviewing for partner investors and/or partner developer-builders who would like to become deeply involved in the growth of this enterprise. We would still like to take this project to the mass manufacturing level for the health and well-being of our country, people, and planet.
c/o Segue Fischlin
117 E. Louisa St., #356
Seattle, WA 98102
segue at frankentrikes.com
enterprise is still young, and growing a manufacturing operation is
resource- and capital-intensive. If you would like to see
this social enterprise succeed...
|2 August 2015||Special thanks to...|