Mexican firm, Mastretta Bikes, has released a series of e-cargo trikes which incorporate a leaning mechanism and suspension into the front end. The MX3 e-cargo bikes are said to provide a ride that feels more like a two-wheeled e-bike but with the added stability provided by a third wheel.
Mastretta launched its tilting MX3 trike a while back and has clearly been working on a cargo version for quite a while.
This video, which gives you an idea how the bikes corner, is from 2018.
New Atlas reports that Mastretta has now released four different cargo models based around its central design.
These range from the Cargo 40 C, which can handle up to 40kg of cargo, to the Cargo 200 Remolque, which can tow up to 200kg.
The MX3 Cargo 40 C uses a 250W hub motor while the others sport 500W Bafang mid-drive units.
The Cargo 40 and Cargo 60 come with either a 360Wh or 720Wh battery, while the two larger trikes – the Cargo 80 and Cargo 200 Remolque – offer either 720Wh or 1,440Wh.
The bikes are designed so that the motor and battery are placed in the lowest position. This improves manoeuvrability and responsiveness.
The Cargo 40 and 60 are broadly similar in appearance, while the Cargo 80 is a longtail design.
The 200 Remolque is rather more striking in that it comes as a tractor-trailer setup.
There seem to be a few ways of configuring it as well.
What we don’t yet know is the price of any of these.