The E-Drive Custom Cargobike has a silent, direct-driven motor in the rear that provides stronger, more efficient power
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Spotted Netherland-based Elian Cycles has produced its first handcrafted electric cargo bicycle. The e-bike’s removable rear motor runs more efficiently and provides nearly silent power, the company says.
The removable motor makes the e-bike unique on the market, according to Elian. It is a Neodrives motor, which makes it more efficient and powerful than other motors on the market. In addition, unlike most e-bike motors, it is placed in the rear. That means it can be removed for an upgrade or for motorless travel.
The Elian e-bike is handcrafted, like the company’s traditional bicycles, and is built to order. It includes a patented steering system and a digital display. The e-bike can go a maximum range of 120 km.
Elian Veltman, the inventor of the cargo bike, told Springwise: “This cargo bike is engineered the way every bike should get engineered, out of love for cycling. Just the way it goes in Automotive industry, out of love for cars.”
Springwise has spotted other innovations for e-bikes, including a kit to turn regular bicycles into e-bikes.