At this year’s IAA in Hanover, Bosch is presenting a Cargo E-Bike at its booth. This tricycle is not built by Bosch itself. However, in addition to the drive (there are five variants for this), it contains various smart additional functions that make use of it in logistics over the last mile easier and safer.
Some technical information
With a voltage of 36V the cargo bike has a capacity of 13.4 Ah. The frame battery weighs approx. 2.6 kg, with a battery carried on the back rack it would be 100 grams more.
The range of the Cargo E-Bike is given with 20-80 kilometers, depending on whether one is riding through flat streets in London, or in the Bavarian alps.
The charging time for a full charge is approx. 3 hours, charging with a so-called ‘Fast Charger’.
Two special technical features on the cargo bike are exciting
First of all the Intuvia on-board computer. It is operated from a separate control unit, which can also be removed from the Cargo E-Bike. This can be used to call up information such as distance travelled or time.
The second technical delicacy is located on the loading boxes. This is where Bosch plays on the digital experience it has gained in the commercial vehicle class. Each of the transported crates can be provided with a digital identification. This allows goods to be tracked out of the warehouse and particularly valuable goods to be protected. Or information about the condition of the goods can be obtained, for example if they are frozen or refrigerated goods.
Interesting sharing option
According to the friendly Bosch colleague at the stand at the IAA, one of the first two variants of this Cargo E-Bike is already in sharing use in Munich. This is an interesting digital extension, because for a load transport by Cargo E-Bike, which would have to be carried out 1-2 times a month, one does not necessarily have to purchase such a vehicle, but can share it sensibly with other part-time users by sharing.
A cargo e-bike for use on the last mile in urban centres. This is how modern mobility works today.
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