Flux Design Co. from Seattle launches a new type of vehicle for sale: the all-terrain off-road vehicle Track 1. The device does not know how to swim, but it’s easy to carry an adult in snow, sand, mud, gravel and other rough terrain. Plus, it looks like a futuristic rover to conquer other worlds.
The power plant of Track 1 is fully electric, the engine has a power of 5 hp, and the batteries for quick replacement are made quick-detachable. On one charge, according to the severity of the task, the car travels from 13 to 24 km. This combined wheeled-caterpillar unit is comparable in size to a fashionable electric scooter, but it exerts such pressure on the ground, as if it is on large 76-centimeter wheels. And therefore does not fall into the mud.
Control Track 1 is remote, but it’s better to get in the corners to help with the slopes of the body. Fortunately, it provides a leg fastener, and a wide caterpillar allows you to brake or move steeply, without slipping. The developers say that he can overcome the 50-degree bias, but only with one passenger on board.
The elements of the Track 1 design consist of a patented combination of polymer and composite materials , there is no plastic, only carbon, Kevlar, chrome and carbon steel. The device can travel on wet sand, but it is better not to lower it into the water. However, this can be corrected in the future – the Track 1 design is modular, and now there is testing of various versions of its equipment. The declared price: $ 3,5 thousand for a copy.