Cargo Bike

Sanitov Cargo-Bicycle - © Sanitov

Sanitov Cargo-Bicycle - © Sanitov

The latest cargo bike is the C-Type Cargo Bicycle by Sanitov that fuses Chinese and Scandinavian bicycle design. It comes with a battery-driven engine and a GPS tracker system to log your miles and help locate the bike if it’s stolen. The stylish bike appeared in the 2010 London Design Festival last fall. 

Sanitov says its mission is to “provide mobility to the urban dweller at low costs for the health, the heart and the environment. The website doesn’t include the cost. ( 

To see a video they’ve made showing bicycling as a much better way to get around London than the underground, driving or walking, go to:


  1. Mike
    Posted 20 May, 2011 at 20:52 | Permalink

    “It comes with a battery-driven engine”

    So it is a motorised trike…

  2. Smokey Dymny
    Posted 16 September, 2011 at 16:52 | Permalink

    I’ve been researching batteries and electric bicycles for some time now. As far as I’m concerned batteries are a dangerous, polluting item that needs to be avoided as much as possible. You must understand the whole production and disposal cycle, “cradle to grave” as we call it.
    The “electric car” is the biggest scam in the world and is being handed to car drivers as a solution to their urges to go “vroom, vroom” in the absence of oil. Most models being shown are advertised according to their speed and acceleration. Why? This is not what electric motors do best.

    As for the batteries. After one of my letters to a magazine I was told 90% of batteries in the U.S. are recycled. I pursued that research and found that 90% of U.S. batteries are sent off-shore to be recycled by poor people in their ponds and streams. Their children are dying as a result and their food fish are contaminated. 90% off the 10% of batteries that remain on this continent ARE recycled. But nobody follows up to ensure that these are recycled properly. WE have to take the recyclers’ word for it.

  3. Amoeba
    Posted 3 December, 2011 at 10:04 | Permalink

    I was interested, until I realised about the batteries.

    I’m not interested any more.

  4. microhousehold
    Posted 13 December, 2011 at 07:22 | Permalink

    Nice bike.
    Would be nice to get rid of the battery.
    Nothing new though.

    As for cycling in London:
    -the cycling is fine
    -finding a place to store or park a bicycle can be a problem.

    A foldable transport-bike could be a good innovation.

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