Of course, still in the offing is an etrike conversion. Schwinn Meredian with eZip motor added. Nice cargo space and hanging big SLA batteries below the rear axle will greatly increase stability."Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle"
, Front hub motor would work, but I prefer the re-gearing ability of the EZip gear motor.
I've had many requests as mobility devices for nearby Senior housing project.
Also, without the "need" for pedaling, a big comfy seat can be dropped down, further lowering the center of gravity, thus, enhancing stability.
Foot platforms w/outrigger skid pads, or "training wheels", could be added, for additional turning safety, in "Mobility Device" application.
Beats paying $2000-$3000, or more, for other "mobility devices".
Plus the bonus of higher speed, and a cargo basket, for runs to the grocery store, etc.
As a Mobility Device, crank, pedals etc. could be removed. This would allow the simple addition of floorpan, for setting feet on. The big advantage is that the EZip geared motor could be directly connected to the rear axle, and would act as an effective braking system, when throttle released! Making a regen controller feasible?
That was me, in my picture, a few years ago.
I've put on, a few, years, and pounds, since then.
I do have a mobility scooter, it did cost, more than, $2000.
The problem, is that, when I take it to the local store, or to my doctors appointments, it takes a beating on the sidewalks.
It moves pretty slow, so I am afraid to take it on the streets.
Several of my neighbors have the Schwinn Tricycles and seem happy with them.
They flaunt them, bragging about all the groceries they can carry.
Sadly, I don't feel I could pedal enough, especially will the small hill I have to get over, to use one.
If there was a budget, motorized, or pedal assist version, I would gladly get one.
I just wanted to chime in that I am hopefully anticipating further developments on this subject.