While traveling through the Netherlands, the iglide car came across a new friend – a velomobile!
A velomobile is a human powered vehicle, many, like the example above use three wheels, and the frame is usually covered by a weather-protective shell.
Very similar to bicycles (which we went over in this post), velomobiles are able to take advantage of iglide bearing’s unique characteristics that set them apart from their competitors. In a weight comparison, an iglide® plastic bushing weighs approximately 80 percent less than a PTFE-lined bushing.
- iglide® G300 plastic bushing = 0.0144 pounds per piece
- PTFE-lined bushing = 0.0750 pounds per piece
Because of this weight reduction, less force is required by the velomobile’s driver in order to power the vehicle. Low coefficients of friction, coupled the the ability to absorb shocks from uneven terrain make iglide bearings a unique component solution for a very unique vehicle!
Learn more about iglide bearings with this free white paper, available here.