In a new joint venture between WAW Associates and Mission Cycles, trikes that carry the frames by leading brands Solo and Trilogy will be evolving into electric tricycles; the E-Solo and the E-Trilogy.
Following a series of lengthy negotiations where significant developments took place, the trikes will have Mission Cycle frames, which utilise the electronics that WAW Associates are renowned for.
Designed to fill a perceived gap in the market place as well as meeting current demand for trikes, these two models are expected to be particularly popular with people that may experience a barrier to cycling – such as a disability, those that need electric assistance to build their fitness levels, or anyone unable to ride a two-wheeled electric bicycle.
With over 10 years of experience in the electric bike industry, Keith Palmer, Managing Director of WAW Associates, explains that the new products have been designed to fill a perceived gap in the market:
“The demand for electric trikes has often outstripped product availability over the last three or four seasons, so I am very excited about bringing the E-Solo and E-Trilogy to the arena. The chance to combine WAW Associates’ electric conversion experience with long established Mission Cycles, to develop a new model based upon their current best-selling frames, is a great opportunity and a recipe for success”.
Dean Wilsher from Mission Cycles said:
“This is a very exciting move for us. Developing our best-selling trikes into electric tricycles opens up a new market as well as meeting current demand. We’re delighted to be working with WAW Associates who have a great deal of experience in the electric bike industry that we can build on to ensure the best reception for these two new bikes”.
The E-Solo and E-Trilogy will both be available in 20” wheel or 24” wheel versions, with throttle operation, brushless motors, LCD display and 36V lithium batteries.
The trikes will only be available to the cycle trade via Mission Cycles Ltd, from March 2013 and are expected to retail at around £1400.00 including VAT. For further information about the E-Solo and E-Trilogy, visit www.missioncycles.co.uk