The Minimal 4.1 

Minimal Mass, Power, Consumption and Cost
without compromising on Performance

 
Light and Heavy Quadricycle
Intellectual Property: Different
Status: in Prototyping phase
Market Availability: to be defined
Business Opportunity: Open startup
Data, Drawings and Pictures: reserved
Light and Heavy Quadricycle
Intellectual Property: Different
Status: in Prototyping phase
Market Availability: to be defined
Business Opportunity: Open startup
Data, Drawings and Pictures: reserved
Light and Heavy Quadricycle
Intellectual Property: Different
Status: in Prototyping phase
Market Availability: to be defined
Business Opportunity: Open startup
Data, Drawings and Pictures: reserved
Light and Heavy Quadricycle

LIGHT AND HEAVY QUADRICYCLES

How and What

We have already mentioned that Minimal Powertain AG arises from idea-desire perhaps illusory, to see many vehicles with four seats moving around the city thanks to a pedaling assisted powertrain.

This is because its DNA,  is to promote “real” mobility solutions for short range that favor the energy conservation, the reduction of environmental pollution and the maintenance of a good health with physical exercise, without compromising the user but instead improving his integration in the social context.

The studies and the architectural projects which have been carried out in order to meet different solutions of minimal power are been many and demanding.

Proceeding in this direction, it has become increasingly clear as it was easier and cheaper to design a vehicle with its powertrain of the traditional type, even though low powered, compared to an hybrid type which has side by side one classical power unit which works together with another powered by the human muscle.

The markets in rapid economic growth also want, and it is logical is be so, all that we have and we want, then pushing in the opposite direction to that to which the advanced economies begin to show, by changing their mind regarding the choices made, only now a timid interest.

In other words, those who had nothing, hopes to taste the flavor of the greatness, the power, the luxury that others devour both hands from many years.

These reasons have led us to formulate a preliminary plan of a flexible type, which alone will be difficult to realize, although absolutely convinced of its validity.

The hope therefore is to meet the interest of a third party who has the necessary commercial and financial capacities to gain the success and to see soon on the roads the Minimal 4.I in its different versions studied.

To the parties concerned, assess whether four subjects of height 1.90 m, comfortably and with good performances transported in a four-wheeled vehicle having the architectural design illustrated, configures whether or not a profitable business opportunity.

General sizing light quadricycle version
Overall dimensions: 2850x1300x1650 mm
Tread Interaxle: 1300 mm
Wheel Interaxle: 1800 mm
Unloaded Mass: 300 Kg. (without battery if present)
Seats: 4 (1.90 m hight passengers)
Doors: 3 with two lateral, aslant opening
Other Data and Pictures: View Table. More informations are reserved
General sizing heavy quadricycle version
Overall dimensions: 2850x1400x1650 mm
Tread Inter-axle: 1400 mm
Wheel Inter-axle: 1800 mm
Unloaded Mass: 400 Kg. (without battery if present)
Seats: 4 (1.90 m hight passengers)
Doors: 3 with two lateral, aslant opening
Other Data and Picture: View Table. More informations are reserved

Version/Characteristics

Step Pedelec

Hybrid Pedelec Step PAS

Pure Electric (LEV)

Hybrid Light Electric Vehicle (HLEV)

DrivelinePower (KW)Emission MechanicalDepends from the riderZero Mechanical with Electric AssistanceAs the previous+ 0,25 KW each riderAlmost zero Elettrical with High Performances CVT  con CVT2 KW-6/7KWVery Low Ibrida Elettrica-Endotermica con CVT ad Alte Prestazioni3KW-4/6Kw→Totale 7/9KWLow
Road circulation Permitted Permitted Permitted Permitted
Circulation in restricted traffic zones Permitted Permitted Permitted General Permitted in Pure Electric
Availabe seats (maximum) 4 4 4 4
Muscular effort required Function of the muscolar ability Minimal Zero Zero
Maximum speed Function of the andature type, riders number and capacity 25 Km/h in flat e 7 Km/h in uphill15% slope 45 Km/h in level road80 Km/h in level road 50 Km/h in level road100 Km/h in level road
Climbing ability Function of the number and type of the riders 20% and more 25% and more 30% and more
Energy consumptionsFuel type About.  8 Wh /Km in level roadMuscular Ca. 10-20 Wh/Km in level roadMuscular and Electric Energy Ca. 40-80 Wh/Km in level r.Electric Energy Ca. 40-80 Wh/Km in level r.Electric Energy and G/D
Driving licence Not required Not required CIG type licence Driving licence
Helmet use Not required Not required Not required Not required
Operating costs Very low Avr.0.25 € for 100 Km Avg. 1.20 € per 100 Km Avg.  3.00 € for 100 Km
InsuranceOwnership tax Not requiredNot required Not requiredNot required RequiredRequired RequiredRequired
ApprovalVehicle category Not required EN 15194 – EN 14764Directive CEE 2006/42/CE Directive CEE 2002/24/CELe6 Directive CEE 2002/24/CELe7