Many people think of the bicycle as rather limited in transport capacity. But unnoticed by most of the population of Europe and many other regions worldwide, a very interesting new category of bike has been evolving.
Worldwide, according to ExtraEnergy estimates, there are already over 100,000 pedelecs in daily use in bike fleets. As pictured here for pizza delivery in China, but also for postal deliveries, for couriers, as tradesman service vehicles etc.
>> Kindergarten pedelec
>> XXL load carrying
>> Hire Pedelecs
Copy: Hannes Neupert, prepared within the EU GoPedelec! project: GoPedelec! Handbook (German version)
>> Go Pedelec! Handbook in Czech, Dutch, English, Hungarian, and Italian
Translation: Peter Eland (www.electricbikemag.co.uk)
Picture: Chen Din Wu
Online release: Angela Budde
6 December 2012