Riding on sunshine: The latest cargo bikes run on solar energy

To make transport as easy and relieve the driver, manufacturers of cargo bikes have been working on ecargo bikes that run on solar energy.


The Suncycle

A bike is good to carry small items, so you thought. However, the path with purchases from the supermarket to the front door without a car is often a bit of a challeng and there’s only so much you can fit on a bikee.

For several years, companies like the Berlin Startup Urban-e tried to come up with designs for so-called cargo bikes that offer plenty of storage space thanks to the large loading areas, to fix this problem. Finally, the bike takes over, especially in inner cities are increasingly the object of the car as a means of transport.

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To make transport as easy as possible and relieve the driver, manufacturers of cargo bikes have been working on electric versions of their cargo bikes like these e-Cargo-bikes. With the help of the electric motor, the vehicle relatively easily and quickly be moved even at full load .

An American bicycle manufacturer, this concept has even extended to a more meaningful component. NTS Works , a specialty manufacturer of cargo bikes, has introduced the Suncycle a cargo bike, which produces electricity through a solar panel on his bed. It is powerful with its 60-watt, be it small and handy. The battery stores energy for up to 40 km range and gets charged on sunny days exclusively by solar energy.

The Suncycle in the video:

Starting this summer, the model should be available. Unfortunately, it is not quite as low as the variants without solar panel. The solar vehicle it there from the end of April for a price of about 3,000 euros in the manufacturer’s online shop .
This article was originally published by RESET.org.

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