Electric cargo bike with a twist: A field test of two innovative bicycle concepts
Poster (konferens), 2018

Electric cargo (e-cargo) bikes have superior carrying capacity compared to conventional bicycles. Consequently, both scholars and policymakers have proposed that e-cargo bikes might be the answer to realizing car-free living. This study aims to identify their potential to replace car-use from the user’s, the manufacturer’s and the city’s perspective. Two versions of an e-cargo bike concept, equipped with weather protection, were field tested across four professional organizations in Gothenburg, Sweden. In short, the data show that the demonstrated e-cargo bikes can replace certain car travel. Still, this modal shift seems contingent to strong organizational and managerial support.

business trips

electric cargo bike

transportation planning

user study

light vehicles


Anne Yu Faxer

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Ellen Olausson

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Linda Olsson

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göran Smith

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap

Stefan Pettersson

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

EVS 31 & EVTeC 2018
Kobe, Japan,


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