Friday, February 10, 2017

AsasarA Cargobikes - Designing for Winter

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Mikkel Bentsen is an industrial designer living in Nuuk, Greenland. He is developing a lightweight aluminium e-cargo bike which is designed to cope with the extremes of temperature and terrain found in the country, whilst still being able to carry a load of 150kg.


A unique aspect of Mikkel's design allows the bike to be adapted for use in heavy snow: an optional extra frame assembly with two jockey wheels allows the rear wheel to convert to a caterpillar track whilst a ski is placed underneath the front wheel. Mikkel hopes to develop prototypes of the design in 2017 and begin production in 2018.

 

Innovations: caterpillar, convertible, snow






Organisation: AsasarA Cargobikes

Sector: Private / Commercial

City: Nuuk

Country: Greenland

Bike Manufacturer(s): AsasarA

Basis: Pilot