Publication Date

Fall 2015

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

The ultra-light, collapsible street-legal moped combines the desired qualities of a motorcycle, a bicycle, and a skateboard. This innovative design allows the user to travel distances with a speed up to 30 miles per hour on a standard street, but also to navigate safely around a pedestrian-dominated college campus. Weighing less than 30 lbs, this moped allows the user to carry it wherever without the being burdened by the bulk or size of the vehicle. The user can fold up the moped in less than 60 seconds to fit under his or her arm for easy transportation and storage. Like a bicycle, this moped can be easily locked and stored on any bike rack, but if needed, can also be carried into lecture halls and classrooms with ease. Moped IV provides functionality and transportability without sacrificing convenience.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)