While I was rather dismissive in my blog post from 2015 about the Begorett velomobile, it seems they took their time and came quite a long way since then.
From the looks of it, the Begorett design might even be more practical than the Scheffler Bio-Hybrid, the Podbike, or the Eurocircuit Quadvelo. Much better looking too!
Since Begorett recently started to build a prototype, I’m pretty sure they might change a thing or two, though. The huge angled visor will be a problem in rain (especially at night!) Riding 7,500km in the Milan taught me a thing or two about visors. The rear disk brakes seem awfully exposed to water and dirt flung at them from the front wheels, as well.
the Begorett prototybe
They might also find out, that its just a bit too wide (they initially stated an overall width of 1.08m in 2015) to be practical when riding on a bike path.
I’m also not sure how they want to fit a 7″ touch screen display inside (like stated here). There is simply no physical space available for a big display in a velomobile.
Anyway, I wish them well and hope they get production-ready in the near future. If I find myself riding around in Catalonia with my Milan, I will definitely try to visit them in Reus (near Tarragona). According to Google Maps it would be a 2,001km ride, though. :))