Could these cute little electric quadricycles be the next big e-cargo bike solution?, Via electrek
Light electric vehicles are increasingly falling into favor for use in cargo and delivery applications. Now a new company from the UK has unveiled their own solution: electric quadricycles.
The new company, Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV), made the announcement today at the eBike Summit currently underway in Oxford.
EAV’s new vehicles are known as the Project 1 eCargo bicycle, or the “P1” for short.
The P1 is an electric quadricycle designed for carrying cargo. The designation “quadricycle” is an EU vehicle classification that includes microcars and other small four-wheeled vehicles.
The operator of a P1 rides and steers it like a conventional bicycle. The electric pedal assist helps multiply the rider’s pedal input to provide more propulsion power. There is also a thumb throttle that can power the P1 up to 10 km/h (6 mph) without any pedaling input. That mode is likely helpful in warehouses or narrow alleyways where the operator is more focused on maneuvering the vehicle than covering greater distances.
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