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Swiss bike shop Obst & Gemüse team up with Elian Cycles to create "the perfect e-cargo bike"

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Jack Sexty

Jack is the news editor here at eBikeTips, and also edits the live blog and writes tech news over on our sister site Jack first became fascinated with e-bikes when an elderly gentleman breezed past him without a care in the world up a big old hill in North Wales - thus realising e-bikes are the real deal! Although he genuinely enjoys time trials and lung-busting climbs without assistance, Jack likes nothing more than cruising round town on an e-bike during his days off.   


4 years 2 months ago

Continued, because I can't find an edit button!
I see that a battery adds another £900.
However, I also see that Decathlon sells utilitarian e-bikes for £750 to 1,500 What would it take to persuade Decathlon (or Aldi) to commission an e-cargo bike?

4 years 2 months ago

It's another great long john at a price that puts it out of reach of the people that need it.
The Maxon motor alone costs £1,500. Someone needs to apply motor car manufacturing technology to e-cargo bikes. Sell them with accesories for under a grand and people will start to take them seriously as alternatives to cars and vans for doing the shopping*, going surfing, taking the dog to the vet, etc.
*and shops will use them to deliver goods to you.
I love, and I'm lucky to ride, hand built bikes, but they aren't going to save the planet!