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Modern Quadricycle Design Featured

 Grecav EKE, an Italian-made light quadricycle (four-wheeled moped), equipped with a two-cylinder 505 cc Lombardini diesel engine. Grecav EKE, an Italian-made light quadricycle (four-wheeled moped), equipped with a two-cylinder 505 cc Lombardini diesel engine.

These popular four wheel motorized cycles are widely used on highways and roads. They are mostly covered or have a standard enclosure like a passanger car or small truck. Economy is important since energy prices are a factor. These small efficient vehicles are practical and solve transportation issues for many people.

Many have enclosed lightweight bodies, much like automobiles. Some are simple and others are luxurious. They have all the safety features such as head and tail lights. Many people in the younger generation are buying and using these vehicles daily.

Grecav EKE Light Quadricycle

These vehicles typicall have four wheels, unladen mass not more than 350 kg, not including the mass of the batteries. Maximum design speed is not more than 45 km/h and maximum continuous rated power does not exceed 4 kW.

Heavy quadricycles have four wheels, unladen mass is not more than 400 kg or 550 kg for vehicles intended for carrying goods, not including the mass of batteries. The design payload not more than 200 kg (passenger) or 1000 kg (goods) and maximum net engine power does not exceed 15 kW.

With two classes of vehicles most modern transportation needs are met for individuals and small businesses.

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