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Transport Online - Semi-trailer e-cargo bike ePack is ready

Daniela Sawary-Kohnen
(published by LOGISTRA - Johannes Reichel)

8 Mar 2024

The e-cargo bike, designed in the style of a semi-trailer truck, offers four cubic meters of volume, 350 kilos of payload with 60 to 100 kilometers of pedal assistance. And the option to quickly change the superstructure. The highlight is the 43-inch QLED screens on the side that serve as mobile advertising banners.

The British start-up CityShuttle wants to revolutionize cargo bike logistics and has presented the ePack 4, a semi-trailer concept that is due to hit the market this year. The cargo pedelec has a four cubic meter bike trailer that can hold up to 350 kilograms of payload. Two sunlight-readable 43-inch QLED screens are mounted on the side, which can be used for advertising purposes and six-second spots. The entire train measures an impressive five meters in length, but with a width of 90 centimeters it is suitable for cycle paths and with a height of 1.96 meters it is also suitable for underground car park access. In addition, the recumbent bike concept enables a relatively compact turning circle. The side door has a height of 1.63 meters and a width of 68 centimeters. 

The basis of the concept is a powder-coated steel frame chassis. The chassis uses a double wishbone suspension on all 6 wheels, the brakes are designed specifically for cargo bikes, with 2 mm discs, braided hoses, reinforced pistons as well as discs and pads. The wheels use forged 20-inch aluminum rims with 2.6 mm wide tires. Two 250-watt motors provide chain-free and low-maintenance pedal support up to 25 km/h. The lighting is provided by LED lights at the front and rear, and there are also daytime running lights, indicators, brake lights and a driving sound to warn pedestrians. The company was founded in 2018 and has set itself the goal of sustainable, emission-free logistics for the last mile. The scalable solution should also be worthwhile for the user.

"My vision has always been for Cityshuttle to design and develop a range of sustainable, environmentally friendly urban transport solutions. By working with innovative designers, my ambition to make these products a reality is about to become a reality," explains Founder and CEO Keith Jones.

Source: Transport-Online.De

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