Butchers & Bicycles Custom Build Electric Bike 'SUV'
A Range Rover it isn't. But in some respects its better than your average sport 'ute. Hand-built by Butchers and Bicycles in the meat-packing district of Copenhagen, this cargo bike introduces a couple of interesting innovations: mid-motor electric assist and a leaning frame.
Bakfiets, as such cargo bikes are called in the Netherlands, are a common site on the streets of Amsterdam and Copenhagen. They are the Dutch and Danish equivalent of a family pickup truck or station wagon - remember those? Moms carry kids in them, shopkeepers transport goods. In the case of the B&B bakfiets, it incorporates a neat leaning system for stability, along with a mid-motor electric-assist drive them; presumably 250W (1/3 hp) the legal limit in Europe and adequate for the flat terrain of Denmark.
What grabbed the interest of Altantic Cities was the slick promotional video designed to enhance the coolness factor of what is a pretty utilitarian machine. Enjoy.
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