Lean Back Electropositive

Ah lean back, lean back. Two seater three wheeler electric cruiser. It’s the Electropositive. It’s a tilter. It’s got an electric brushless motor in each wheel. Carbon fiber “exoskeleton”, photovoltaic transparent polycarbonate body panels. And it’s got a lean. It’s got the mad craziest lean you’ve ever seen.

How do I lean, you might ask? When I’m on my super-fast crotch-rocket ninja motorcycle I’ve just got to kind of -lean forward and left or right, right? Well with the Electropositive, you’ve got to lean back. I’m gonna see how many times I can say that in this post.

When the driver pulls the handlebar toward himself or herself, an electro-hydraulic servo lifts the gravity center by acting on the piston that connects the swing arm. When pulling on the handlebar is lessened, the vehicle stabilizes due to the lowering of the COG.

Got all that? Keep on cruzin. Lean back.

Designer: Ionut Predescu

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  • Design is Cool, it Would Be really good if it has Some good Speed Too,
    I even think Of safety If It would Have safety bags It cud be a safe to drive this too

  • M.S.W. says:

    Where is the shock absorbers on the front two wheels?

    As far as the jokes about the seating positions, well that’s too easy 😉

  • Confucius says:

    Zaha hadid on wheels.

  • cherry says:

    it is a noble design, i like it, and i think more and more people will be interested in it.
    it will appear in our lives someday.

  • J Dizzle says:

    Nothing new here. It’s a T-Rex trike with a roof. Interesting to look at. Nice job with the model. But this guy really needs to pick up the book “H-point” because he needs to work on his occupant packaging skills.
    Looks a like the passenger would be a little clostrophobic and the driver would be bumping his head on the roof a lot.

    • david says:

      @ J Dizzle : Does a T-Rex lean ?

      • J Dizzle says:

        Bah, the T-Rex is the one you sit in. Sorry. There’s one you sit ON and I confused it with the rex. The one you sit ON leans. It has to.
        There’s also a very old patent for a Harley Davidson three wheel where the driver leans. (It IS after all a motorcycle, that’s how you steer.)

  • Brickie says:

    Interesting styling if not new concept but I agree J Dizzle about the ergonomics. These type of vehicle survives on promise of agility and compactness with ample comfort and egres, ingress ability to allow the ease of use of a motorcycle with the security and safety of a small car. Both occupants look as if they will have extreme difficulties getting in and out whilst the driver will have vision problems due to header rail and upper a-pillar positions. Nice styling exercise but could be better thought out as a design.

  • ronson says:

    nice concept! but it looks like you treat the passengers like baggage. did a similiar design recently, all i learned so far is: your leaning mechanism won’t have much grip when going leaned over uneven surface since you use the parallelogram for suspension. take a look at http://www.tiltingvehicle.net/. ugly site, but there’s an explanation why it won’t work and a nice technical solution, too.

  • dustin says:

    seems a little cosy to me.. are there only skinny people in the future?

  • Beaux says:

    man I bet these things are freakin awesome in the snow!

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