Fledgling Californian bike brand Blix have smashed their initial crowdfunding target more than three times over since launching the Packa e-cargo bike on Indiegogo. Described as "an actual car replacement", it can go for up to 70 miles on a single charge thanks to its dual battery capacity and is one of the most affordable e-cargo bikes we've seen to date.
The Blix name comes from the Swedish word Blixt (meaning 'lightning'), with the brand aiming to "make short distance travel more enjoyable, fast and easy.” The Packa is capable of going up to 20mph with pedal assist... and yep, that means it's not EU-legal unfortunately.
With a total length of 81 inches (206cm), the Packa isn't much more cumbersome than a regular bike. Blix say the 24” wheels and low step-over frame allow for a low centre of gravity and easy handling, and the front and rear racks are equipped with mounting points which allow you to carry up to 90kg of cargo.
The pedal assist system allows the riders to choose between five levels of assistance, and the 750 watt motor is rear hub-driven.
Other additional features include USB ports, an odometer, an integrated rear light charged by the battery, and even a 'walk mode' which allows you to set the bike at walking speed while you trot alongside it.
The dual-battery version of the Packa is currently available on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo for £1,221, while the single-battery version can be bought for just £1,030. Blix also offer an accessory package deal for £1,450 which includes a large basket, rack cushions and a smart pannier bag.
Unfortunately the bike is only available in the U.S and Canada. If you are based in North America and order one now, Blix promise that the bikes will ship out in it June 2019.