The 10 Best Electric Tricycles For Adults
This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Whether you're taking a leisurely weekend cruise on three wheels, using the extra power and cargo space to do some shopping, or whizzing around a factory floor, we've selected a range of adult electric tricycles to suit. Just remember to take it easy on turns so as not to tip over, wear a helmet when you're traveling at speed, and follow the manufacturers' instructions on battery care. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
December 15, 2020:
It's essential to realize that although electric tricycles offer more stability than an e-scooter or an e-bike, due to the fact that they don't need to be supported when stationary, there is somewhat of a learning curve to understanding how they balance and ensuring that they don't tip over as you take a corner. Additionally, riders need to be aware that on all of our picks the rear of the vehicle is wider than the front; which is important to take into account when squeezing through crowds, doorways, or around any other obstacles.
If balance might be an issue for you, or you don't have sufficient strength to stabilize yourself, we recommend choosing a model on the low end of the speed spectrum. The Shoprider Echo 3 and the Pride Travel Pro Premium have top speeds of 3.8 mph and 4 mph, respectively, making them ideal for those who struggle to walk for prolonged periods of time and just need a little assistance to complete daily tasks in the community. If this sounds like you, it may also be prudent to look into some four-wheeled scooters to ensure you're finding what's best for your needs.
The same as you would never ride a bicycle without a helmet, it is essential to wear one when operating the following models; as their speed and usability make them liable to occasional accidents.
For a swift way to traverse large indoor areas, the MotoTec MT-TRK-500 offers an upper limit of 22 mph and can be ridden whilst seated or standing. This selection is ideal for security guards, or workers in large warehouses, but you really need to be able to control and steady this trike as its speed combined with its tight turning radius makes tipping it over quite easy. The TopMate ES31 and the Glion Snap-N-Go 3 are well-suited to city life as they fold up quickly and you can pull them behind you like a suitcase. The former is more compact and more suitable for carrying on public transport, whereas the latter offers greater comfort.
Those who intend to transport a large number of goods will appreciate the sizable storage areas of the Emojo Caddy Pro, the Addmotor Motan M-350, and the 3Score Cruiser, all of which boast a minimum of 300 pounds load capacity and are nippy enough to get you from A to B in a decent time. They each have two 20-inch rear tires and 24-inch front ones, all of which are 4 inches thick. These fat tires serve to absorb much of the vibration of riding and handle bumps in the road well. All three of these models have pedal-assist functionality too, meaning that you can get some exercise while still being aided by the motor.
January 12, 2019:
Versatility, safety and ease of use are the hallmarks of a good e-trike for adults, so top marks go to those with a tighter turn radius, good traction, low, step-through frames, plenty of power to go the distance, shock absorbers for a smoother ride, and reliable braking systems. Extra storage capacity is always a plus, and there's even a folding option that's easier to take along on vacation or longer-distance errands.
Pedego Trike The Pedego Trike has a built-in storage compartment that not only offers plenty of space to put your cargo but also incorporates rear fenders to help keep you clean and dry. Its low center of gravity helps to keep it stable on turns and it has bright lights front and back for safety. pedegoelectricbikes.com