The Velove Armadillo is a unique pedal-assist cargo vehicle. This vehicle consists of a four-wheeled platform that supports a cargo box or semi-trailer on the rear. Indeed the capacity here -- estimated to end up between 275 and 300 pounds -- is so great that the Armadillo is fully capable of replacing a cargo van when transporting smaller loads across relatively short distances.
Moreover, the bike is surprisingly quick when you consider how much cargo it's intended to carry around. It is fast enough to keep up with cycling traffic whilst also being low-set so that it doesn't obstruct other cyclists' view of traffic.
The Velove Armadillo is currently being tested out by DHL Express in the Netherlands, and could prove to be a great way for package delivery services to save on fuel costs.
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