The Transporter e-cargo bikes from Riese & Müller are a simple design – but simple isn’t a bad thing! A tough ladder frame supports a flat platform, which can have various different boxes and covers, or be used flat to carry really big things. Bosch Performance Line motors are powerful and reliable, and they have belt drive and Enviolo hub gearing for reliability.
Two sizes are available, the 65 and 85 – the 65 is more suited to carrying kids and shopping (there’s optional child seat, cover and side-opening box), the 85 is more suited to business and commercial use (there’s a couple of big lockable box options).
I’ve got demonstrators of both the 65 and 85 in the shop to try out. Prices start at £5465, the R&M website has a configurator so you can price up your bike.