New Pedal-Less Micro EV Allowed on Streets and in Bicycle Lanes

Netherlands-based EV Mobility has introduced a new pedal-less micro EV called the LEF. The LEF micro EV has all the advantages of an enclosed vehicle, but in the size of a pedal car.

To enter the LEF, the individual simply opens the fighter jet-style top to allow access to an upright seat where they can engage the throttle. The handlebars inside the micro EV’s cabin retract allowing drivers to exit and enter the vehicle easier.

The absence of pedals makes the LEF a fully electric vehicle. The LEF is rated to carry up to 200 kg (440 lb) with up to 50L of storage space behind the rider, so don’t let its small size fool you.

The company company claims that the three-wheeled LEF is safer and more comfortable compared to that of a traditional bicycle and scooter. The company claims the stability of three wheels, along with a fully-enclosed design, allow for better and more effective protection in the event of an accident.

Although some can argue the tricycle setup with two rear wheels can be dangerous, especially when faced with high speed turns. Luckily, the LEF’s legally-mandated top speed is only 25 km/h (15.5 mph), so high-speed turns aren’t exactly in any LEF driver’s near future. In the case of acceleration, its peak rating of 1,000 watts should be sufficient enough to make it up steep upgrades as well as provide acceptable acceleration.

The LEF comes with a standard 48V and 10Ah battery which gives it up to 30 km (18 miles) of range. The LEF can also support two additional battery packs upping its range to 90 km (55 miles) from the combined 1.44 kWh of capacity. Interestingly, EV Mobility claims that the LEF can be ridden in bicycle lanes as well as on the streets. Check out the video below to get an up close look at what it can do:

The base model LEF has a starting price of €4,380 (approximately $5,300).

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