|Only very slightly different to look at|
This is a TrailRider with an electric motor that I spoke to you about a few months ago. This chair will make it much easier for visitors with disabilities and their sherpas to explore some of our more hilly trails in parks and will reduce the number of sherpas needed for pushing and pulling the chair.
|Close up of the battery pack|
It is an electric hub motor with a lithium battery adding just over 4kgs in weight to the chair and was trialled by Parks Victoria with a 73kg passenger (PV staff member) rider.
|Here are the controls - Keith take note!|
The motor showed a lot of torque going up steep hills and was used on hilly trails for over 2 hours. There was plenty of charge left in the battery.
We are looking forward to doing some further trials using the chair in the Grampians at the upcoming SVP (Sherpa Volunteer Program) training session.