Pedicabs and electric assistance : What the law says in Europe & elsewhere

For several years, pedicabs have invaded our city centers for uses as diverse as tourist trips, delivery of goods but also waste collection or street food. The European regulation isn’t targeting specially pedicabs but electrically assisted bicycles that represent the essence of the market (several hundred thousand units sold per year). The European directive 2002/24/EC states the criteria for an …

Create a bike-taxi business: the essential checklist !

Before creating an activity of bicycle taxi in your town, here are few points that you will absolutely have to check. Do I have the profile to become an electric pedicab operator? Developing a rickshaw activity or transporting people in electric pedicabs requires a certain number of qualities. Here are the questions you should wonder before starting: – Do I …

Pedicabs at the service of sustainable transport for seniors

Some seniors find it difficult to get around, even for small daily trips. The most basic trips, such as going shopping, visiting family or going to the hairdresser can get complicated when we are not able to drive neither walk. Our elders suffer a dependance toward their families or friends which is far from their advantage. Solutions are existing such …

The 7 reasons to use a pedicab

You couldn’t have missed it, the news is bubbling concerning the state of our planet. Yesterday, Donal Trump announced that he was getting the United-States out from the Paris agreements (regarding climate changes), in the middle of the european sustainable development week… This week-end is also the bike festival in all of France !  That’s in this context that we …

Opportunities created by an electric pedicab

Eco Mobility: New markets linked with electric pedicab

What is an electric pedicab?  Halfway between a car and a bike, the electric tricycle (also called bicycle taxi)  is a three wheeled vehicle destinated to people or merchandise transportation. Nowadays, most of the trycicles are furnished with electrical assistance. Indeed, the electric pedicab is perfectly adapted to urban travels. Why is it one of the most efficient vehicle of …

Which government policies bring to an increase in the utilisation of a cargo-bike?

A lot of people nowadays really care about our planet and give a lot of importance into preserving it. Governments are starting to understand it. And some of them put in place policies that favorise the development of electric delivery bikes and cargo bikes. Let’s check together which are the most effective policies that governments put into effect. Close the …

In how many different ways can we use a cargo-bike?

Every day, more and more, we see the roads of our city filling up with cargo-bikes and delivery bikes. Have you ever stopped a minute and thought about how many different uses can you make of your cargo-bike? Well if not, we will tell you: the answer is… a lot! Let’s analyse some of them in order to see where …

Which place, will the cargo-bike hold in the future of delivery?

A lot of cities all over Europe, are restricting the access to their city centers for cars and vans. Therefore it makes it more difficult for delivery companies and neighborhood shops, to accomplish their daily tasks and deliveries. City logistic is a special sub-group within the logistic field. It has some criteria that need to be taken in consideration. By …

Electric vehicles: Are they really environment-friendly?

The necessity to protect the environment it’s an extremely sensible field. In order to preserve our environment some actions are implemented. Actions such as taking alternative ways of transports in order to limit the CO2 emission or harmful particles. Electric cars today are advertised as the main solution to improve the quality of the air in the city center. But, …