Our ambition was not to reinvent the cargo bike, but to bring the existing one to the next evolutionary stage through technical finesse. Thanks to the latest generation of electric drive systems from BOSCH, even the fully loaded NC1 can be ridden effortlessly and smoothly even by untrained people and over longer distances and inclines.
When developing the Cargobike, the NICOLAI designers paid special attention to areas that seem contradictory at first glance. The NC1 should be stable, resilient & safe, but also light & agile. In practice, the whole thing looks like this: Two battery compartments are sensibly placed under the cargo area. They bring more weight towards the front wheel, which has a positive effect on the driving style due to the lowered centre of gravity. The robust steering linkage with double end stops prevents turning over when steering on the one hand, and on the other hand enables the smallest possible turning circle through a large steering angle. In other words, NC1 riders turn very smoothly even in tighter bends and keep their balance well.