No need to be athletic with ecargo bikes thanks to the motor!

Do you want to make your daily trips on a cargo bike, but you are worried about not being athletic enough? Don’t worry we have the solution: ecargo bikes!

Cycling is the fastest and most convenient means of transportation for daily trips in the city. However cycling regularly is a physical activity that can, at first glance, discourage some people.

For this reason, we are going to talk about ecargo bikes. This version of the cargo bike is perfect for beginners or people who don’t want to struggle with physical activity.

We will explain how it works!

Ecargo bikes: perks and things to consider before buying one

As its name suggests, the ecargo bikes version is a cargo bike (a bike that allows you to carry loads) that has a motor and a rechargeable battery to store energy. This system helps you go further without struggling or over-straining! Isn’t that wonderful?

According to the EU regulations on e-bikes, the electric drive allows you to reach a speed of 15.5mph or 25 km/h and this has many advantages for everyday use:

  • Above all, the cargo bike itself is a bike that is easy to handle and to get used to: 10 to 15 minutes are enough.
  • Moreover, driving an electric one is easier and starting, loaded or not, is no longer a problem.
  • In addition, from a financial point of view, ecargo bikes are certainly more expensive than a “muscular” cargo bike. But they are much more affordable than a car, need less maintenance, no petrol, cheaper insurance, and they are easier to park at home.
  • You can also ride on bumpy or damaged roads without any problem,
  • Finally, it’s much less tiring so everyone can have fun on the tricycle.

The electric drive solution is suitable and easy for everyone! 

Things to consider:
  • Firstly, ecargo bikes are heavier but also longer than a normal bike. It can thus be more difficult to store at home or in your city if the infrastructures are not suitable.
  • Secondly, pay attention to the battery life and the distance you wish to cover each day. If you have a long distance to cover, you need to be able to ride the battery to and from your home. Then recharge your bike in the evening (you won’t find charging stations everywhere). And if you accidentally break down, your cargo bike will quickly become an extra load.
Electric cargo bike daily commute in the city center

Ecargo bikes: great for daily cycling and effortless traveling

How to use an electric cargo bike daily in a city or countryside

The purpose of a cargo bike is being an alternative to the car which means it should be able to transport substantial loads. In addition, the electric assistance will help carry those loads easily and it means your day-to-day life will be much simpler

But how exactly can ecargo bikes replace a car?  Well, with cargo bikes you can carry anything: your children, shopping, dogs, and even professional loads! The weight of these things may scare you but don’t worry, with the electric assistance you won’t feel a thing. You will be able to go from one point to another in your city in no time even with hills and bumpy roads! Furthermore, you’ll avoid traffic, help the environment, and basically just have fun.


Electric cargo bike transporting heavy music instruments

Most of the time, the only example given are in cities, however ecargo bikes also work in rural areas. For instance, you have recently moved to a little village far from the city. However you don’t want to change your good cycling habits. An electric cargo bike is a good option because most of the time there are many hills and damaged roads! You could even go to the closest city to go shopping or drop your children off at school. In short, no more need for sportswear for your daily bike trips, but don’t forget about wearing a helmet!
The advantage of ecargo bikes is that it has the same benefits as conventional bicycles and is a practical and active means of transport!

AddBike’s U-Cargo: a perfect example of a cargo bike

Our U-Cargo is a great example of ecargo bikes! It has been designed to be a safe, practical, and family-friendly bike. Children or loads at the back are protected by a real cabin made of a steel frame covered by waterproof and windproof textile. The door is on the right side and cannot be opened from the inside for maximum safety! The footboard allows children to climb up and down on their own.

You can also easily turn the seat into a space for heavy loads or shopping (up to 100 kg / 220 lb).

The electric assistance makes it easy to get around and gives you a range of 65 km/40 miles. There is also space to add a second battery for longer journeys!

You would think that a cargo bike is much longer than a normal bike but not this one! The U-Cargo is 2m/6.6 ft long and that’s much longer than a conventional bike.

To find out more, click here: U-Cargo AddBike

Electric cargo bike: an undeniable health benefit in daily life

Even if riding ecargo bikes reduces effort, it can still be considered a sport.

Riding with electric assistance offers moderate exercise and an adjustable degree of assistance without completely getting rid of pedalling!

By using it daily, you will be able to do a complete weekly exercise while limiting your effort. 

It has many health benefits: it helps with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, obesity, fibromyalgia, cancer, trauma (knees, ankles, hips), improvement of respiratory capacity and immune system, increased life expectancy, lasting fat loss, restful sleep…

It is important to note that the energy intensity produced can be reduced up to 30% during cycling and therefore reduces heart rates and all its related problems. Getting around on ecargo bikes is exercise that is good for both body and mind. For example, exercising before work improves concentration, reduces stress, stimulates neurons, and improves cognitive abilities.

This is how to enjoy exercise without getting too tired!