Sigo is a full service provider from Darmstadt, Germany who developed its own electric cargo bike and charging station, which are both optimizied for sharing purposes. The charging station is fixed to the ground and connected to the electricity grid. When the rear wheel of the sigo cargo bike is placed between the two charging pillars, the bike is automatically locked and inductive charging technology charges the bike's battery wirelessly. The rental process can be controlled with their Sigo app for Android and iOS. Reservations can be made 30 minutes in advance of a rental.
Likebike is a full service provider from Schwarz Group (Lidl, Kaufland) and currently operates an electric cargo bike fleet in Tübingen, Germany. Likebikes can be rented using their app for Android or iOS. Likebikes can be returned to any likebike station. Likebike is currently a one year pilot project and its continuation will be decided in 2021. On the software side, Likebike uses Moqo.
Call a Bike is a bike hire system run by Deutsche Bahn in several German cities. Since April 2020 Call a Bike operates an electric cargo bike fleet in Stuttgart (Regiorad Stuttgart) and Hamburg (Stadtrad Hamburg). Cargo bikes are located at stations where they have to be returned to after a ride. Cargo bikes can be reserved one hour in advance.
Nextbike offers cargo bikes in Norderstedt und Konstanz with their TINK project. Their fleet consists of electric cargo bikes as well as cargo bikes without assistance. Beyond TINK, nextbike started to operate a cargo bike fleet in Ettlingen.
The following list contains manufacturers who have a track record of customizing cargo bikes for business customers.
- Berliner Lastenrad
Berliner Lastenrad is a cargo bike from PEDALPOWER GmbH. The bike frame is constructed in a way that enables it to be combined with a big variety of cargo boxes which are customizable. For this reason they can be tailored to the needs of different businesses, such as mobile craftsmen, gardeners and many other local businesses who are looking for flexible and sustainable transportation.
Bakfiets.nl cargo bikes are known for being branded and are widely used from "Freie Lastenräder" initiatives all around Germany.
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