SolarEV Recumbent Trike


Recumbent Trike style

It is comfortable, fast and reliable.

Foldable Frame: Cr Mo Alloy
Size: Telescopic Leg Length Adjustment
Colours: Red or Black
Wheels: Front 20", Rear 26", Kenda tyres.
Braking: Front Disc Brakes, Rear V-Handbrake
Suspension: Central Frame Shock Absorber.
Derailleur Gears: Shimano Acera 7 speeds (single front gear on crank drive)
Maximum PAS Speed: 25 km/h with no pedaling on flat road.
Range: 120 km (with light pedaling & two batteries)*
Power Options: Pedal/Throttle/Pedal assist
Motor: 250 W Brushless Crank Drive Motor.
Battery type: 36 V Lithium (lockable & detachable)
Battery Capacity: 16 Ah (Optional 2nd Battery)
Charger: 2 A.
Battery recharge time: 3-5 hours
Max no. of recharges: 800 to 2000.
Battery Weight: 5 kg.
Vehicle Weight: 30 kg inc battery frames & exc battery.
Load Capacity: 120 kg.

Model: SolarEV: Features Foldability, Adjustable Seat Angle, Central Suspension, Telescopic Front Crank Drive, 7 Rear Gears, Front Disc Brakes (Mech), Rear V-Handbrake, Optional Throttle, 5 Level Pedal Assist, Dual Battery Switchable Dual Battery Optional.

Extras Included:

Strong Rear Rack (25 kg).
Throttle Switch (throttle overrides pedal assist) On/Off.
Pedal Assist Switch 5 levels.
Rear View Mirrors.

* Based on full charge. The range depends on stop/starts, road conditions, manner of use and total weight of riders.


2 year Electrical Parts-Only Warranty on batteries (battery subject to pro rata replacement if capacity is less than 70% of rated Amp-hour capacity within 2 years of normal use), motor, controller, and other electrical parts except charger which has 6 month warranty. We recommend using surge protected powerboard.  See website FAQ for more details. See website FAQ for more details.s.

Detailed Photos

Take a closer look at our product through these detailed photos...

This is the SolarEV: EV stands for Electric Vehicle, it is 'Solar' because there we have a solar charging kit for it (we are prototyping a solar panel roof too).

It is an electric 'recumbent trike'. Recumbents have the pedals out in front of the seat. Red frames are available.

It is like a little sports car to drive. It is fun and functional.

One 26" rear wheel and two 20" front wheels.


The seat cover is completely open weave. This keeps your back cool, and does not stay wet if it rains. The lacing helps absorb road bumps.

The frame is made from Cr Mo Alloy (aircraft tubing).

Your SolarEV comes with a light and reliable lithium battery. This latest-technology battery handles vibration well e.g. on gravel roads. It plugs into the bike at the bottom end when you slide the battery into place.

You can easily check the state of charge of the battery by pressing the meter button on the top of the battery. See the FAQ for a detailed comparison of this type of battery with others.

It is a 36 V Lithium Battery. The 16 Ah capacity gives 50 to 120 km range depending how you use it.  You switch it on with the key; and the battery is lockable/removable. You can remove the battery if you need to charge it somewhere else. 

A 36 V system gives you better acceleration and hill climbing.

battery top

You can easily check the approximate state of charge of the battery by pressing the button on the top of the battery.

battery connector

The battery plugs into the bike at the bottom end when you slide the battery into place in the same manner as on an electric bicycle. This is the most robust method available for supporting a battery. 

This battery will take you about 60 km with light pedaling, or 50 km with no pedaling. Your battery will still charge to 80% of its initial capacity after at least 800 deep discharges, and if you keep it topped up it can last 2000 charges. The cost of lithium batteries is reducing every few months, so by the time you need a new one they will be pretty cheap: especially from! :-) .

A full recharge takes 5 hours using the included charger which is like a laptop charger. We recommend you switch to Green Power renewable electricity using some of your savings on car running costs (eg. sign-up for 100% wind power for your home's electricity).


2 Amp [AC] Battery Charger. 

Hub Motor, etc.

    The battery is protected from over discharging, initially by reduction of power to the motor, followed eventually by protective shut down of power. This is done by a sophisticated Battery Management System inside the battery case.

You activate the motor by pedaling, then you can take over control of the motor with the hand throttle, if you wish. You have the choice (details below).

Not only that, when you want more exercise then you can switch to LOW pedaling assistance. When you are feeling exhausted after a long day then you can switch it to MEDIUM or HIGH pedaling assistance!


The high torque motor combined with the lithium battery provides plenty of power. It feels like the power of one or two other people helping you pedal whenever you need it. You will pedal up hills as if they are flat. It makes riding a pleasure.

The beauty of a hub motor is that the power is directly connected inside the wheel with few moving parts. This makes them very reliable, durable, and energy efficient. Unlike gasoline motors, modern electric motors with powerful rare earth magnets have excellent torque over a very wide range of rpm and speed. This is why it is unnecessary to have selectable gears on an electric hub motor.

A hub motor saves the chain and gears from wear and tear, and that saves you maintenance hassles.

The Legal Maximum power of a powered bicycle in Australia is 250 Watts for a Pedelec, and 200 Watts for a non-Pedelec. A Pedelec will not provide power to the motor unless the pedals are being turned.
(We have 350 and 500 Watt bikes and conversion kits available for use on private land and outside Australia).

contact info

Now take a closer look at the features of this bike:

Note: Lights are not currently provided, but may be ordered separately.

You can control how much motor power you use to assist your pedaling (PAS)! So when you want more exercise then switch it to LOW assistance. When you are feeling exhausted after a long day then switch it to HIGH assistance; otherwise MEDIUM may be just right.

Using this control panel and red on/off switch on the throttle you can select any combination:

1. No throttle or PAS: for serious exercise.

2. PAS and Throttle Operation: keeping the throttle available in case you need it.

3. PAS-only Operation: conserving power with out having to think about it.

4. Throttle-only Operation: when you want complete control.

Note: When using any of the Pedal Assistance (PAS) modes there is a short delay in the operation of the motor when starting and stopping to pedal. There is no delay in the throttle-only mode.

Note: Often Pedelec bikes only have PAS and do not have a throttle. The Pedelec Standard EN15194 allows use of a throttle at low speeds. We provide a throttle in the carton and a link to our 'How to' video on throttle installation.

Also note the small light to warn you when the front and rear lights are on.

21 speed Shimano gears included: that gives you quality and reliability.

Front Teeth: 28, 38, 48. Rear Teeth: 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 34.

Front gear shifter.

Rear gear shifter. Quality Shimano gear shifters.

The handlebars and steering configuration allow precise control of the SolarEV. 

It handles like a small sports car. 

 Steering tie rod end ball joint.

The steering linkages are solidly built and the tie rod can be rotated for setting the "toe" of the wheels. 

The handlebar position is fixed, but the pedals can be telescoped in or out, depending on the rider's leg length. In some cases it may be necessary to remove or add links in the chain. 

Also the angle of the seat back can be adjusted to a more or less laid back position. This is done using the small clamps and tubes between the seat and the battery(s).

Central frame suspension enables a smoother ride.

V-brake on the rear wheel.

The V-brake on the rear wheel serves as a hand brake for parking. The handbrake lever is shown above, under the seat.

Front disc (not servo) brakes: good braking in the wet.
"The major problem with servo-type brakes is that they can cause unintentional wheel lockup." --Sheldon Brown

Robust twist grip throttle (Hall effect, brushless: very durable), and a red button to turn the throttle on or off. This enables you to start the motor without having to pedal. For example, this can be very useful for starting off when going up a steep hill. Strictly speaking a throttle can only be used below 6 km/h on a Pedelec. You can switch it off using the red button.

This bike has an electronic brain called a controller which controls the hub motor. It is hidden below the battery, in the controller cabinet. The wiring in here is not for the faint-hearted.

 The black disc beside the smallest sprocket turns with your pedaling. The turning is monitored by a PAS sensor [where the cable starts] beside the disc, which feeds info to the controller about your pedaling. This controls the Pedal Assist System [PAS].

Robust pedals. 

The chain runs through tubes so you clothes will not get oil marks.

 The chain guide disc keeps your clothes clear of the sprockets.

You don't have to remove the battery to charge it.
The battery key has three positions [1 to 3 going clockwise]:
1. Unlocked: the battery can be removed.
2. Locked but OFF.
3. Locked but ON.
The key must be pushed inwards slightly to go from position 2 to 1.

The high torque motor combined with the lithium battery provides plenty of power. It feels like the power of one or two other people helping you pedal whenever you need it. You will pedal up hills as if they are flat. It makes riding a pleasure.


At our rock bottom price, this electric trike is a steal.

And guess what...? We’re giving you $130 worth of FREEBIES, too.

Strong steel rear rack is included FREE.

Twin rear view mirrors are included FREE.

Last but not least, if you request, we will also send you a Riders Raincoat and a tyre pump FREE.

*FREE* Extras Included with Bike:

Steel rear rack, typical price $25 
Twin rear view mirrors $40
Tyre pump $20
Riders raincoat, typical price $45

Total Saving: $130 ! Undoubtedly a bargain.

Depending on current stock, a battery upgrade from one 16 Ah to two 16 Ah may be available. This does not increase power; it only increases range.

At Beyond-Oil we are dedicated to:
            Electric green transport.
            Exceptionally low prices.
            Enthusiastic service.
          Excellent quality.

We deliver Electric bicycles to your door anywhere.

Approved by DOTARS (Fed. Dept of Transport, etc) for use on Australian roads, and complies with EU standard EN15194 for use on EU roads.

Caution: A bicycle or tricycle with a higher power motor than 250 W (electric or fuel) on public roads is viewed as a motorcycle and can result in a fine for riding an unregistered motorcycle, and a fine for riding a motorcycle without a licence.

Go to more places faster,
No Sweat.

Choose when to exercise.

Cruise up hills with ease.

Cut your car costs, and

Have Lots of FUN!

Includes $130 worth of extras FREE!


Your SolarEV will be delivered to your door unassembled, in a carton. We provide a link to step-by-step video which shows you how to assemble the trike. Anyone familiar with, and in possession of, screw drivers, spanners, Allen (hex) keys, and electrical connectors can do the assembly. Make sure all other screws and bolts are tightened: especially those on the frame, wheels, steering and handle bars.

Then get the brakes adjusted and the spokes checked for tightness, and ride away.

The safety and final assembly of the bike is your responsibility. Do not ride the bike until you are certain it is safely assembled. You may prefer to ask your local bicycle mechanic or handyman to assemble it for you.

Key Points

Excellent Quality.

Strong Cr Mo Alloy Frame.

21 Speed Shimano Gears: great on hills.

Sealed Bearings in bottom bracket: durability.

High Quality Taiwanese Stainless Steel Spokes: minimises corrosion and breakage.

Powerful & Light 36 V 16 Ah Lithium Battery.

Durable High Torque Brushless Hub Motor: no worn out brushes.

Hall Effect Throttle provided.

Adjustable 3 level pedal activation PAS: easy to use and reliable.

Powerful & Light 36 V 10 Ah [or 16 Ah] Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery: best value, safest & longest life span lithium: including 30 month Warranty.

Computerised Battery Management System: no damaging voltage extremes.

Free Extras, Great Price.

Two Year Non-Wearing Parts Warranty and Caring After-Sale Service

Fast Delivery to Your Door Australia-Wide

Delivery of Orders outside Australia take about 8 Weeks.

As a Beyond-Oil buyer you get a massive discount. Normal retail price for an electric trike of this quality ranges between $2,500 and $4,500. So buy from us and $ave 100's.

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