Bakfiets: popular in the Netherlands for almost 100 years
As the name implies, cargo bikes were originally used to transport goods. In the Netherlands, the so-called bakfiets has been made by the Kastein family in Rotterdam since 1924. At the time, these were primarily bakfiets bikes for the transport of goods. A few years later, Kastein began producing cargo bikes with a design copied from cars. Until the bakfiets bike was completely replaced by cars by the mid-20th century, they were commonly used to transport baked goods and the post as well as to take the injured to hospital.
Cargo bikes are currently experiencing a revival. Many young families have discovered that such a cargo bike makes everyday life easier and richer. In addition, people are increasingly seeking ways to live conscientiously and sustainably. This includes as little driving or car sharing as possible. This is where the cargo e-bike comes into play, because it solves several challenges at once. The cargo e-bike is economical and environmentally friendly, while still getting you to your destination quickly. And a dailydose of exercise can be easily integrated into everyone's daily routine.