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Say the words ‘felt tote’m electric cargo’ to your average passerby in the street and they’d probably think you were speaking Swahili. The California-based bicycle manufacturer felt has released what it calls the ‘ultimate ebike’ for 'carrying stuff'. Two cargo carriers supply ample storage space, so if it’s shopping or a weekends' marking (respect to teachers), you’re covered. A little bit extra wattage (350W) than the UK electric motor limit give a slightly higher speed at 20mph, and it’s Shimano throughout (from disc brakes to shifters). Source

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While the idea of flying drones delivering our purchases realistically sounds a few years off, the idea of a few electric cargo bikes zipping around town all day from a base van doesn’t. UPS is piloting delivery by electric bike in Portland, Oregon, in which couriers are using electric trikes rather than full-sized trucks to deliver parcels. IN a big city, the ability to get in and out of traffic, and at times simply go where a van can’t, is huge. Hopefully the couriers are wrapped up well, as being outdoors all day on an e-bike could get a bit...

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