At a time when customer demand for same-day service and delivery is increasing, alongside expectations of sustainability, light electric freight vehicles such as electric cargo bikes (otherwise known as e-cargo bikes) are an appealing option to many businesses.
E-cargo bikes fill the gap between traditional bicycles and delivery vans, and are a perfect option for transporting work equipment, light freight or completing 'last-mile' deliveries. With electric pedal assistance, they have the capability and power for transporting significant loads with the benefit of being able to move freely through congested areas, avoid parking tickets and truly achieve a door-to-door service.
E-cargo bikes are easy to charge, with removable batteries that can be plugged into any ordinary wall socket. Charging generally takes around 4 - 8 hours, depending on the size of the charger, and most bikes will be able to provide at least 20 miles from a single charge, although many can achieve much more than this. Exact mileage depends on a number of factors, including weight of load and the terrain, but even if the battery does run flat the bikes are still able to be used normally without electric assistance.