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Electric Bakfiets – The Car of Tomorrow

Electric Zigo

Electric Zigo

With the electric bicycle craze taking off globally, the electric Bakfiets may be the next big thing. An electric carrier bike or cargo bike truly makes this category a practical car alternative for the mass market. Without the limiting requirement of sturdy and tireless thigh muscles, a large number of casual cyclists are expected to embrace the carrier bike category. An electric carrier bike or bakfiets opens up the market to those needing to cycle longer distances than their legs will allow and those in hillier regions. Carrier bike market leader Zigo is reported to be developing an electric Zigo for launch next Fall. Several electrified Zigos, modified by dealers or consumers from aftermarket kits, have already been showcased on the Zigo Facebook page.

There are already a number of electric bakfietsen available, or able to be built from aftermarket kits. For example, Sparticle Electric Bikes in the U.K. offers a converted dutch bakfiets, though at a hefty starting price of £3,140 (US$4,116), plus the cost of any accessories. The U.S. sales price of the electric Zigo is expected to be $2,999. Gloworm in Australia offers a converted dutch bakfiets for Australian $4800 (US$4,839). On Bakfietsweb one can find an electric bakfiets listed as low as €849 (US$1,113), featuring a 36V 9ah Li-ion battery. However, this sounds a bit too good to be true. The rest of the specifications of the electrical components and the supplier are not listed.

Regardless of the brand and components, we expect the electric carrier bike/bakfiets/cargo bike market to boom in the next several years.

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Zigo unveils eZigo (electric bakfiets) at Eurobike

eZigo Electric Carrier Bike

eZigo Electric Carrier Bike - Cycle Portion

Zigo at Eurobike last week unveiled a prototype of the new eZigo electric carrier bike.  Using the TransX battery, the eZigo was reported to be a pleasure to ride.  The styling is expected to be updated to a more integrated look before a final eZigo is released, possibly as early as mid-2012.  The eZigo, and electric bakfietsen in general, open the carrier bike market to those in hilly regions, those less fit, and those doing long commutes.  This product is expected to be a success in Europe.  Even in the United States, the eBike trend is taking off.  We expect to see many electrified bakfietsen in the future.  What a great, economical way to save on gas and transportation costs. At around $3,000, an eZigo would pay for itself in no time. Note that the picture shown is just the Cycle component of the eZigo Carrier Bike.  It couples to the ChildPod in the same fashion as the Zigo Leader.  So it can be used as a regular electric bike, an electric carrier bike, or a regular stroller, jogger or trailer. Other electrified Zigo Leader units have been reported in Europe (see links below) but the eZigo is the first one produced by Zigo.

Electric Zigo Link 1 | Electric Zigo Link 2

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Zigo Bakfiets Carrier Bike - Converts to Bike and Stroller