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Armadillo Cargo Bike With Fuel Cell, 300 km Range

Swedish Velove is testing a cargo bike with fuel cell with a 300 km range.The Velove Armadillo is a high capacity cargo bike that is narrow, agile and fast enough to be used on bike lanes, with great ergonomics and that is a pleasure to ride.

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Useful features for city logistics such as silky smooth suspension, 1 m3 safe box with container system and semi-trailer. Designed to endure everyday, heavy-duty use.

The Armadillo is a four wheel, fully suspended cargo cycle that not only looks great and is super smooth to ride -it also gives higher productivity in last mile delivery and fits better on bike paths. Somebody called it a “mix of gokart, bike and van”, which we think pretty much nails it!

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Specifications

  • Width: 86 cm
  • Length: 305 cm
  • Height: 160 cm (cargo versions), 156 cm (mobility versions)
  • Weight (with battery, without modules): 60 kg
  • Cargo capacity: 150-200 kg (depending on rear suspension setting). 300 kg with semi­trailer
  • Suspension: Individual double wishbone on all wheels, steel spring shocks
  • Turning circle: 5,8 m
  • Brakes: Hydraulical disc brakes front and rear
  • Parking brake: Mechanical disc brake
  • Frame: Aluminium, 6060 (50S) and 6082 (51S) grade
  • Standard colour: RAL 9010 Pure White
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Plus, 20 inch
  • Seat: Ventilated, quickly adjustable seat
  • Wheels: Aluminium five spoke wheels with one bolt wheel release
  • Gear: Rohloff SpeedHub, 14 gear
  • Gear ratio range: 526 %
  • Distance per crank revolution, lowest gear: 1,07 m (4-5 km/h at normal cadence)
  • Distance per crank revolution, highest gear: 5,63 m (25-30 km/h at normal cadence)
  • Power distribution to drive wheels: Double freewheel
  • Electric assist: Bafang Max
  • Electric assist rated power: 250 watt
  • Electric assist torque: +80 Nm
  • Electric assist speed limit: Assisting up to 25 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 0,6 kWh (extra battery mount can be fitted)
  • Energy consumption on max assist: 0,15­-0,2 kWh/10 km