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How Fast Can an Electric Tricycle Go? | Etrike Top Speeds

Hey everyone, I'm Dustin. I have nearly 20 years of experience in the E-bike and bike industry, and today I'm going to answer the question, how fast can an electric tricycle go? Stick around.

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All right, so you're in the market for an electric trike, and you want to know how fast they go. Well, the reality of all E products, E-bike, and E-trikes in the US, is a lot of them are limited and limited in speed. Generally in California, you can't go faster than 20 miles an hour with a throttle, or 28 miles an hour with pedal assist.

Now for an electric tricycle, you're going to see a lot of the trike on the market are limited to about 15 miles an hour. The reason they do that is that on three wheels, typically there is a little bit more risk of tipping. Now, I've done a lot of videos on how to train and how to ride, but you don't want to be cruising around on this thing at 25 miles an hour, 30 miles an hour. So a lot of the speeds are limited for safety with tricycles, and you're going to see most of them at 15 miles an hour and under.

On this trike in particular, if you just use the throttle you can hit about 15, and, if you use the pedal assist, the most I've gotten up to is about 15 or 16 as well. And typically if you're a trike rider, you're not looking to hit 20, 25, or 30 miles an hour. In some cases, you could if you wanted to, but again, I wouldn't advise it. So this E-trike in particular is going to go 15 miles an hour. This is a 250-watt front hub motor.

You're also going to see bigger motors on a lot of these E-trikes, you're going to see 750-watt, 500-watt. And in some cases, that may benefit you if you're going to do a lot of hills, but even the 750 watts are going to be limited to 12, 13, 14, and 15 miles an hour. There are some competitors out there that have tricks and they're all limited to about that range, 14 miles an hour, 15 miles an hour. And again, the motor size doesn't matter.

In some situations, it may benefit on bigger hills, but if you just have moderate hills and you're doing a lot of flat riding, having that extra 500 watts or 250 watts isn't going to be of big benefit to you because you're not going to experience the top end speed. After all, the tricycle's going to be limited anyways.

So again, 15 miles an hour on this trike, and most trikes are going to be 15 miles an hour and under. I have seen some that allow for more. They're a little bit more industrious looking, off-road looking, that you could be probably hitting close to 20 miles an hour, but again, going to be a very specific tricycle and most brands would just advise against that, to be honest with you.

So if you're in the market for a trike and you want to do trike riding, my thought is that you don't need to go 20 miles an hour. But again, I guess that's totally up to you and the riding habits you're going to want to do.

And when you're pedaling a tricycle, on some of the E-bikes, two wheels, you can go faster in pedal assist, with a trike, because you have three wheels on the ground, it's harder to get it moving with the pedals. So that's why the top-end speed in the pedal assist isn't going to be that much greater than it's going to be with just a throttle. And so when you hit 15 miles an hour, you're going to feel the motor kick out until you maintain the speed level that, again, is set in the controller of the E-bike. And that's going to be typical for most E-trike companies.

So if you see different E-trikes out there, again with different motor sizes and they're all limited, it's a safety feature. Most trikes are going to be in that 14 miles an hour to 16 miles an hour range.

If you have any other questions at all, this is the sixthreezero EVRYjourney electric trike, by the way, you can check it out on our website, And if you have any other questions, please comment below or email us at or call us at (310) 982-2877. And if you're in the market for an E-trike or E-bike, you can also take our proprietary body fit quiz on our website, and answer a few questions about your body and your life. We'll recommend the perfect E-trike or E-bike for you.

In addition, we have a 30-day test ride E-bike policy. If you don't love it in 30 days, send it back, no questions asked, no money out of your pocket. Lastly, join our Facebook pedallers group and download our app. Great places to connect with existing riders, ask them questions and see how they like their bike. And after you have your bike, make new friends, post in the pedaller's group, and of course track your rides on the app and compete on the leaderboard.

So thank you for sticking around and don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.


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