No, it’s not an expensive Christmas gift your kids will want in 2020. It might just be your hands-free ride to work one day.
A team of students and interns, led by Affiliate Professor Tyler Folsom, ’80, ’94, built this prototype trike with a $75,000 grant from Amazon’s Catalyst program.
They envision a final product that costs $10,000 and travels up to 30 mph—that’s faster than a car in city traffic, and with lower carbon emissions. By creating a lighter, more environmentally friendly vehicle, they hope to change the way people think about transportation.