Comfortable and Stable – The IZIP E3 Go Upright Trike

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If you’ve spent time in many retirement communities, especially in warmer climates, you know a major form of neighborhood transportation is the electric golf cart. But for seniors who might like to stay in better shape, an electric upright trike may provide a healthier alternative.  You can tool around the block, or carry home groceries from your local supermarket. Our friends at Electric Bike Review took a look at one new offering in the market, the E3 Go from IZIP, and you can see what they found here:

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  1. Two problems for the older/disabled crowd. ONE: You must press a button on the battery, under the metal cart. This means bending way over to find it, almost each time you want to ride. The control on the handlebars stays on for some 10 min after you stop pedaling before it sleeps, requiring pressing the battery button again.
    TWO: THERE IS NO THROTTLE ! You MUST pedal to start. There is a throttle button option available for $50, not sure how that works. The right grip is for changing the internal 3 speed drive. That 3 speed drive and the 350W mid drive is nice. Just like a car, in first gear you get plenty of torque for going up inclines, but you must continue to pedal without that extra throttle. If you stop pedaling, you stop without that extra throttle. This trike is not made for distance without pedaling with an 8.7W battery, and hills will eat up more of the battery. It has “spare” battery slot for a $499 extra battery.

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