Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Update Velove Armadillo

The Velove Armadillo cargo bike combines qualities from the velomobile and cargo bike world, and also adds some new dimensions. The aim is to make a bike that can replace as many relatively short car/delivery van trips as possible by providing driving pleasure, comfort and cargo capacity, in any weather.

​Three prototypes have been built and thoroughly tested in real-life conditions between​ 2012 and 2015. The third prototype was built in co-operation with Flevobike in Holland. Here is an article on prototype 3:

Velove has just started production of a batch of 10 pre-series bikes, that will all be used in a mobility project in Gothenburg, Sweden. Some of these bikes will have weather protection for both rider and passenger/goods.

The plan is to officially launch the cargo version of the bike, without weather protection, on the International Cargo Bike Festival in Nijmegen in April: