Billing their product as compact, lightweight and agile, the creators of the e.Yoonit mini e-cargo bike have successfully hit their £22,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.
The aim seems to have been to create something that can fit in lifts, train compartments or the back of a car.
At 177.5cm, the e.Yoonit is a similar length to a regular bike and it weighs around 26kg with the Shimano EP 8 motor and STEPS 504 Wh battery.
A system of three quick-release clamps means various carriers can be mounted or swapped out without tools.
“It only takes a few seconds to transform the Yoonit from a family vehicle into a loadmonster,” say the designers.
There are three main carrier options.
The ‘smart’ carrier serves as either a basket sort of thing or, flipped the other way up, a load-bearing platform to which you can strap larger loads.
The ‘family’ version can accommodate two small children. There are five-point belts and a storage compartment behind the backrest.
The backrest can also be pulled out to convert the carrier into a loading box.
The ‘job’ version “for urban professionals and companies” features a flat platform that takes Systainers – a brand of containers with their own fittings that lock them in place.
The bikes feature Magura hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano’s 8-speed Alfine gear hub, Busch and Muller front and rear lights and a kickstand.
At the time of writing, the crowdfunding campaign had raised £26,000.
You can get the e.Yoonit for a faintly alarming ‘early bird’ price of €3,795 (around £3,400), which apparently represents 20% off.
There’s also a motor-free Yoonit available for €2,295.