The eBike Delivery Van #VERGE16

With 600 lbs of payload, a top speed of 18 miles per hour and 18 to 20 miles range, the Truck Trike could be a game changer when it comes to last-mile, urban delivery. Compared to traditional delivery vans, this e-bike with human assist does not have tailpipe exhaust, is much quieter and especially good in tight quarters.

In the above video, Bill Stites, the visionary behind this human-electric hybrid vehicle, explains that UPS is testing these units for a role in their delivery fleet. He also hints at some of the other uses that enterprises might find for the relatively inexpensive electric-bike chassis platforms Stites Design has enabled.

Hmmm, this could be a great platform for a next generation ice cream or food truck.

3 responses to “The eBike Delivery Van #VERGE16”

  1. RogerB Avatar

    Will be interesting to see what happens with bike lanes and routes in future – will they continue to have access as an e-bike. Madison recently added signs that say no motor powered vehicles. I’m still considering since range has gotten up to 50-60 miles (my 1st one was 12-15). Hadn’t thought about getting a mini-truck e-bike, but now… Hmm.

    1. Ken Pyle Avatar
      Ken Pyle

      Yeah, you could have a portable brewery on the back of one of those eBikes and combine two of your favorite things!

  2. Ken Pyle Avatar
    Ken Pyle

    Congratulations to Truck Trikes and its partnership with Silver Eagle Manufacturing to scale the manufacturing for commercials entities, like UPS.

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