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Velomobile ShopBy Velomobile Shop
First created
Velomobile ShopBy Velomobile Shop
First created
$186
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 11 2015 5:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

What is it?

Is it an electric bike?  Is it a velomobile? Is it a recumbent trike?  Is it a pedal car?  YES.

Efficiency doesn't have to be boring.

The Picar is elegant, stylish, and efficient.  It's a hand crafted piece of art from the body down to the wood dash, chrome exhaust and synthetic leather seat.  But it doesn't stop there, it's functional too.  This car is made to ride.  www.velomobileshop.com

Picar
Picar

Specifications

  • Dimensions: Length - 8.2' wheelbase - 3.9'
  • Weight: 130lbs / 154lbs with electric motor.
  • Finish: panel - wood, veneer, edge trim - leather.  
  • Extras:  LED lights, reflectors, mp3 system with speakers, USB port to charge your phone or tablet, and a micro SD card slot.
  • Seat: automotive synthetic leather. Adjust the seat to from 51" to 72".
  • Load: weight up to 250lbs
  • Front Suspension
  • Housing: Composite.
  • Drive chain, three-speed planetary hub Shimano Nexus; In addition, there is an electric assist option:  Electric motor: 750Watt
  • Brakes - Disc brakes on all 3 wheels for production versions.
  • Battery:  7AH for electrical system.  Electric motor version includes a 48v, 18AH LifePo4 battery.
The Picar is Elegant
The Picar is Elegant

Colors:  Each car will be painted to a color of the backer's choosing.  5 color options will be available, along with basic stripes and numbers at no charge.  If you'd like something extra, just let us know.  For an extra fee we can paint the car with custom graphics, your company logo, whatever you want!  Remember, your car will be hand crafted for you.

Picar interior
Picar interior

 Classic looks require a classic touch.  Faux engine and exhausts add to the brilliance of this machine.

Picar front
Picar front
Picar Shifter
Picar Shifter

It's made to ride, remember?

Riding the Picar
Riding the Picar

Risks and challenges

If you've looked through our pictures, you can see that a fair amount of work has already been done. But we still need to coordinate the manufacturing process, packaging, and shipping. We want to provide a volume of product, without losing the individual hand crafted quality of each machine. Maintaining the art of the car will be crucial to our success. Help us meet our goal!

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Support the Picar! Do you want to see these on the roads and trails near you? Help make it happen!

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    T-Shirt! Specially designed shirts featuring the Picar. Design to be revealed later! Free shipping anywhere in the U.S. Size can be selected after the campaign.

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    Ticket to Ride! Get a ride in one of the first production cars when they are complete. We will schedule an exclusive event in Grass Valley, CA when the first production units are ready. Come kick the tires and see what all the buzz is about!

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    Vanity Number Plate - A hand painted number plate made especially for you. Choose the colors and text. Hang it on your wall or on your Picar! Free shipping anywhere in the U.S.

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    Swag package! Get the following items together:

    Exclusive Kickstarter Picar T-Shirt
    Ticket to Ride (Event to be held in Grass Valley, California when first production cars are ready)
    Vanity Number Plate - A hand painted number plate made especially for you. Choose the colors and text. Hang it on your wall, or on your Picar! Free shipping anywhere in the U.S.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    Congratulations, get your very own Picar! Not only will you be first in line to receive your car, you'll get a deal. How's that for having your cake and eating it too?

    This is the basic pedal option, but it's not lacking in the style department! Perfect for cruising the local scene.

    Shipping is extra and will be determined based on your location. Pickup in Grass Valley, CA is optional.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    Congratulations, get your very own Picar! Not so sure about pedaling? No problem! This comes with a 750 watt electric assist. Power up those hills or just cruise on the flats!

    Shipping is extra and will be determined based on your location. Pickup in Grass Valley, CA is optional.

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    Pledge $4,999 or more About $4,999

    Congratulations, get your very own Picar!

    This is the basic pedal option, but it's not lacking in the style department! Perfect for cruising the local scene.

    Shipping is extra and will be determined based on your location. Pickup in Grass Valley, CA is optional.

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    Pledge $5,499 or more About $5,499

    Congratulations, get your very own Picar! Not so sure about pedaling? No problem! This comes with a 750 watt electric assist.

    Shipping is extra and will be determined based on your location. Pickup in Grass Valley, CA is optional.

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Funding period

- (43 days)