BMW PCX Tricycle is a sustainable vehicle for Nigerian roads
As the population grows world over and the major cities across the globe are witnessing the flux of people to the cities, the increased population outnumbers the infrastructure available. Consequently, the space in the cities and on roads is increasingly cramped. This is happening in Nigeria too, which is the largest populated country in Africa.
The roads in the country are narrow and in dilapidated condition, which not only damages the vehicles but result in congestion thereby affecting the mobility every day. As a result, most of the Nigerians generally use bicycles; motorbikes and tricycle for their regular commutes. These vehicles have multiple benefits: they occupy less space on the road, offer easy maneuvering in thick traffic and consume less fuel, which makes them economical too.
Keeping all these things in mind, Nigerian designer, Uji Terkuma, has come up with BMW PCX Tricycle, which blends the bike-riding thrill with the comforts of a car. Its small size allows the easy maneuverability in cramped roads and through heavy traffic. On the top of this, BMW PCX Tricycle has eco friendly traits as it gets power from the four electric motors.
Apart from this, the vehicle for two bears the minimum weight, thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). In order to increase the aerodynamics efficiency and optimum weight performance, the vehicle’s tires are made of Carbon fiber disc. The cell of the car is made using the high strength steel (HSS) to ensure the safety of the occupants from the external impact forces.