Volkswagen presents Cargo e-Bike
At the Micromobility expo last week, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presented the new Cargo e-Bike, which will be launched this year.
The Micromobility expo in Hannover was the first of its kind, and contained both a conferende and an exhibition to promote urban micromobility, the answer to the urban traffic needs and challenges of today and of tomorrow.
Among the exhibitors was Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the independent brand of the Volkswagen Group responsible for the development, construction and sales of LCVs, with the Transporter, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok in its portfolio.
Product of today, vision of the future
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles not only presented its Cargo e-Bike, but participated in the conference as well by holding discussions and presentations related to innovation, best practices and possible micromobility solutions. The aim of every participant was to both outline their vision of micromobility of the future and present a new and innovative micromobility product of today.
The Cargo e-Bike belongs to Volkswagen’s last mile vision, as one of its zero-emission drive concepts. The aim is to bring the Cargo e-Bike on the market before the end of the year. ‘The aim is to change the face of urban mobility and achieve a significant reduction of emissions,’ said Thomas Ludewig, Cargo e-Bike Project Manager.
The fact that the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles department brings an own zero-emission cargo e-bike says a lot about their mobility vision of the future in particular, and about where (last mile) mobility is heading in the future in general
The Cargo e-Bike by numbers
- Power assistance to manual pedalling with 48V motor
- Maximum speed: 25km/h
- No need for driver’s licence or insurance
- Battery capacity: 500Wh
- Range: up to 100km
- Tilt-levelling technology to keep the cargo horizontal when cornering the bike
Image: The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Cargo e-Bike. (credits Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles).