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.
The Bakfiets is derived from the word "bak" (= box / tub). It refers to a bike with a large crate and has become a popular family vehicle in Holland. With a pedelec drive it will also spread to hillier parts of the world.
>> Kindergarten pedelec
>> XXL load carrying
>> Fleet bikes
>> 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: Azor Bike B.V.
Online release: Angela Budde
6 December 2012
Last update: 4 January 2013