The Velomobile concept from designer Joseph Campbell, is intended for making the Velomobile “more American” and suitable for America’s current transport grid. Most of the velomobiles in action are European, small and aerodynamic; the new concept however, takes a different route in a larger, more agile velomobile suitable for mass production.
The overall size is comparable to a small car at about 9′ x 4-3/4′ x 4′; this improves visibility and helps it blend in with other vehicles in the transportation grid, rather than being a thing for the bike lane. Its construction consists of a steel tubular frame with replaceable ABS panels, while the suspension uses torsion springs inside pivot points of the control arms. Employing a rear drive system, the concept does away with having pedals and a crank in favor of a cassette and belt drive pulley.
Planned improvements to this model include electric assist, all wheel drive, a removable “truck bed” body, internally geared swing arm w/ reverse, head/ tail lights and a solar film wrap.