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If you want to pedal a generator to power a motor to power your trike you would have a series of efficiency losses in each conversion of energy.

You would have a better efficiency if you wer to just pedal a chain drive to the drive wheel(s) and forget the motor and generator. It would also save you a fair bit of weight.

If you want an electric drive then the system could work with a battery pack.
But how are you going to charge a 48v pack running a 48v motor when you are only generating 12v?

Again it may be better to have a direct chain drive with a motor assist.
Can your 48v motor regenerate?
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