"A mix of go-kart, bicycle and van" - Berliner Morgenpost
The Berliner Morgenpost called the cargo bike Armadillo “A mix of go-kart, bicycle and van.” We couldn’t agree more with that description. The Armadillo is a pure pleasure to ride.
For our customers, uptime is critical in their last mile delivery solutions. Carefully designed maintenance checklists, local service partners, switch a wheel in a few minutes and 24-hour delivery of spare parts ensures maximum uptime.
with one battery, without modules
Travel safely and comfortably at 25 km/h on uneven surfaces, even with sensitive cargo or passengers.
The Armadillo electric cargo bike has high cornering stability thanks to its four wheels and relatively low centre of gravity, so that speed can be maintained in corners.
Maximum leg muscle output is possible thanks to the support of the backrest. The turning circle is surprisingly small, making it easy to make u-turns even on narrow streets. It is easy, just put your feet down (yes, Flintstone style) in the ground to reverse. For really tight spaces, and for parking, you can easily lift the Armadillo by its bumper to move it around.
The rider has high control over the electric cargo bike in all situations. It stops efficiently even in challenging situations such as breaking hard on an uneven surface while cornering, thanks to the suspension and stability.
The rider sits at the same height as cars and has rear view mirrors, so traffic overview and visibility are comparable to cars.
The rider sits in a comfortable, quick adjustable seat, in a position that does not give bottom, back, neck or hand pains or numbness, even if riding for long periods.
The seat in combination with the advanced suspension makes for one of the most comfortable cycling experiences on the market.
The seat is positioned high enough to make it easy to stand up. The front boom is positioned as low as possible to make it easy to step in and out. The electric cargo bike is placed above the wheels, putting the cargo at a convenient working height. The doors, placed on the side, gives easy access to all goods.
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Almi Invest's GreenTech fund invests appr. € 0.4M in Gothenburg-based Velove Bike's energy efficient and city friendly solutions for city logistics. Idealist and a number of private investors also participate in the total investment of appr. € 1M.With proven hardware and the recent award "International Cargo Bike of the Year", Velove Bikes can, with the investment, now expand its operations.
E-commerce and field services, where vans and cars are used are increasing congestion on already crowded streets in city centers. However, many of the deliveries and service assignments do not really require heavy motor vehicles, but can be carried out by significantly smaller and more energy efficient vehicles, such as cargo bikes. Nordstan and Velove now facilitate the use of light vehicles by establishing a city hub. With safe areas for parking, changing rooms, traffic management, transhipment and maintenance and repairs, it will now be easier for Pling, Best and DHL Express to use to replace small deliveries in central Gothenburg, which is today made with vans, with nine of Velove's cargo bikes.