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Quadricycle, with an i, was a popular term for human or motorized four wheel bike-like vehicles around the turn of the 19th to 20th century

Quadricycle refers to vehicles with four wheels.

In 1896 Ford called his vehicle the "Quadricycle"; it ran on four bicycle tires with an engine driving the back wheels.[1]

In modern-day France, a quadricycle is a 4-wheel car that cannot go faster than 28 mph and weighs less than 770 pounds.[2] See also the USA's Low-speed vehicle class

Additional motorized four-wheelers:

Quadricycle, quadracycle, quadcycle, quadrocycle and quad all refer to vehicles with four wheels. More specifically these terms may refer to:

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  1. ^ a b Brinkley, David, Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, (New York: Penguin Group, 2003), p.22
  2. ^ WIRED – France Is Letting 14-Year-Olds Drive This Tiny Electric Car at wired.com, accessed 8 May 2018
  3. ^ Manufacturers/ Burnard Jarstfer/ 1896 Burnard Jarstfer Quadricycle at conceptcarz.com, accessed 8 May 2018
  4. ^ 1899 Orient Autogo: Is it a bicycle? A motorcycle? An automobile? at thefinishingtouchinc.com, accessed 8 May 2018
  5. ^ The 1901 Buchet Powered Truffault Quadricycle April 13, 2013 at theoldmotor.com, accessed 8 May 2018
  6. ^ 1890s Tandem Quadricycle at oldbike.eu, accessed 8 May 2018
  7. ^ De Dion Bouton 1900 at classicdriver.com, accessed 8 May 2018
  8. ^ a b 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout Archived May 13, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Quadricycle Peugeot Type 3 at arts-et-metiers.net, accessed 8 May 2018
  10. ^ Page 56 on The Automotive Manufacturer, Volume 54 Trade News Publishing Co., 1912 at books.google.com, accessed 8 May 2018