Elektric CargoBike models
Who does not want that now; an Electric Cargobike, our Cargobike is the only original Dutch handmade brand. You will not find a better cargo bike anywhere, our bikes are checked and tested before they leave the factory to their new owner.
A selection of the models are available with a sophisticated but easy to operate crank driven electric assist motor, the battery can be rear rack or box mounted and is removable.
One of the big names in the cycling manufacturing world: Shimano, have developed a reliable light but powerful bottom bracket located motor which has a good range and long battery life. The handlebar mounted display is simple to use with a handlebar mounted toggle switch to change between the functions and power settings. There is even a walk function for pedestrianised areas when dismounted.
Steps is available in combination with different gear options
Sram Duomatic 2 speeds auto change hub with Shimano rollerbrakes Shimano Nexus 7 speed with Rollerbrakes. Shimano Di2 8 speed hub with electronic gear changer and Shimano rollerbrakes
NuVinci continuously variable hub gear with rollerbrakes
The Di2 version is fully integrated with the motor and by means of electronic control the motor automatically reduces power slightly to enable electronic gear shifter to make a smooth change, the system is fully adjustable so it can be set to change down when coming to a halt and ensuring that you are in the right gear to set off again or you can choose to manually select the gears with the toggle switch on the handlebar,
The combination of our drive unit and the Di2 internal gearhub enables you to use the fully automatic shifting function. Torque, speed and cadence are monitored to automatically and smoothly shift to the right gear. You can switch back to manual shift whenever you want.
How far can I go on a full battery? This is a difficult question to answer as it
depends many things;
- Weight fully loaded of the cargobike or trike including the rider
- The terrain to be covered–flat–hilly or mountainous
- City or country environments will have a big influence, stopping and starting especially, the effort that the rider puts in to pedalling.
- The level of assistance chosen from the motor,
- The temperature, low temperatures have an adverse effect on the battery performance.
Typically the range can vary between 25km and 70km (or 15 and 50 miles), once you have driven for a while the on-board computer will estimate and display the potential range based on the journey so far.
The Steps Battery is 36 volt, 418 Wh and has a seperate weight of 2,55kg. There is also an option for a 500Wh battery.
The standard battery charger is configured to load in 2 hours time 70% of the battery, battery is fully charged in 4 hours time.
The Display is also your cycle computer, gives knowledge about speed, distance, estimated range, battery condition and support status