Best Electric Cargo Bikes for 2020

Best Electric Cargo Bikes for 2020

We have been fortunate to be working with electric bikes and cargo bikes since our inception in 2011. I’m really excited to share this solid lineup of electric cargo bikes for 2020. We hope you enjoy our list of best electric cargo bikes for 2020. If there is something you think we missed please let us know and we will consider it when we update our list.

1:50 Benno Boost
3:55 Butchers and Bicycles MK1E
5:00 Riese and Muller Load
6:25 Riese and Muller Mulitcharger
8:38 Riese and Muller Packster
9:55 Tern GSD
12:00 Tern HSD
13:42 Urban Arrow Family
16:20 Xtracycle

Below are links to the bikes and their reviews:

Benno Boost:
Video review:

Butchers and Bicycles:

Riese and Muller Load 60:
Video review:

Riese and Muller Multicharger:

Riese and Muller Packster:

Tern GSD:
Video review:

Tern HSD:
Video review:

Urban Arrow Family:


Readers Comments (50)

  1. It’s interesting that you don’t show them being used to deliver things.

  2. My Urban Arrow Cargo XL that I bought from your shop in Brooklyn is a dream, it does exactly what I need it to do and then some. ( .^_^. )

  3. Jakarta menyimak…keren

  4. 16:42 le comió la boca!

  5. At the end of the day, these electric bikes cost too much, they continue to be one more thing out of the reach of Americans that need them…Bring your price point down, and your volume will increase in units sold…

  6. Chris another wonderfully done video. I was wondering your opinion of Yuba cargo bikes? I saw a past review on EBR and you were in it. Any issues with them? Thanks and Ride Safe!

  7. What is your take on the Yuba Spicy Curry?

  8. TomaszNowy Piotr November 25, 2020 @ 7:16 pm

    Dobre pomysły Tylko czy Pojawi się na Polskim rynku .. i kwestia ceny .. Jak by można było przetestować ,, choć jeden .. Proszę o kontakt mailowy / dla osoby z kłopotami z kolanami / …Miłego Dnia ..

  9. Hi Propel team, do you guys deliver to Ontario, Canada? Thanks for the great video

  10. Thailand should be a good market area , why no feet first bikes ?

  11. I saw bikes on the teach. That is a realy bad idea. Sand gets in the chain and it will grind the grease away and it can block it.

  12. Вадим Зиганшин November 25, 2020 @ 7:19 pm

    А почему не прицеп? )

  13. Best for a tall rider? A lot of these seem to be "one size fits most," which is crap, generally, for someone 6" 4" tall.

  14. Enjoyed your presentation, thank you

  15. I ride a Bike Friday Haul A Day and its my favorite cargo bike out of the three I have owned. I just put an e-assist system on it, but even before that its the best. I had an Xtracycle with Bionix kit (5,000 miles on it) and Surely Big Dummy with same (put 5,000 on that too). The Xtracycle was great for really loading it up, but the length and overall size were drawbacks. Really firm frame, but wouldn’t fit in the elevator at work. The Big Dummy was a nice riding bike with no load, but once loaded, say with a 120 pound passenger, it was difficult to keep straight. The frame was too flexible.

    The BF is light and easy to maneuver. With a heavy load it is not wippy or flexible and feels very stable. Will fit on a standard bus bike rack too by turning the front wheel backwards.Without a load it rides very nice too and doesn’t feel bulky at all.

  16. I watch your videos , I bought an lectric XP fat tire !!
    Cant afford most of your reviews
    But I can watch !@
    I thank LECTRIC (Arizona mom n pop) for breaking the 1k price barrier. !!
    Smaller battery w option to buy additional battery makes this bike affordable!!
    Love the pizza /cargo
    Reminds me of the paper boy bikes from childhood in queens
    Sunday papers had the bike overloaded, man if that was electric in the 70s !!
    Many cold sundays delivering those huge NYTIMES ,
    An EBIKE would make it easier!!

  17. look left….look right…repeat

  18. $4000 for a tiny bike!. Sure it gets you around town, but at that price I’ve heard of something else that gets you around town: a car!

  19. I wouldnt put my young child on ANY bike!!!….

  20. I see people pulling huge loads by hand , but most use motorbikes. Foreigners having business is not easy here.

  21. Almost makes me want to start a family to justify owning one or two of these bikes, they are so cool.

  22. Thorbjørn Kühl November 25, 2020 @ 7:25 pm

    Oh my, all those rear carrier bikes look like tanks, so ugly.

  23. Filip Vandekeybus November 25, 2020 @ 7:27 pm

    Hi Propel-team! I’m wondering what your opinion is about the brand new Ca Go FS200. Probably the most expensive long john, but is it as good as they say?

  24. Traveling Kaspers World November 25, 2020 @ 7:28 pm

    This is a great video..(compliments to the editor too). We sent you a lead from the Hamptons. Have a super wonderful Autumn

  25. Love the overview. Do you know if it’s possible to easily upgrade the kickstand and the lighting system of the Tern HSD S8i? Because I really like the kickstand of the GSD S00 and the boosted lighting system with the brake light functionality, but the GSD is just a bit too heavy and long for what I’m looking for

  26. It is no mystery that I’m cargo-dicted, please let us know If you ever start selling “Carla Cargo” trailers at your shop(I’m looking to maybe purchase one but, I haven’t found anybody who sells them here in the States.).

  27. I’m a guy and If I had someone to ride me around I would ride in the front of a R & M Load with no shame. True story. But I’m in the market for a cargo bike so thanks for this. Awesome video.

  28. Bisamiller mode. That’s the name I hear him call the second one. Never any text to see it spelled.

  29. No Yuba Supermarche?

  30. Les Voyages De Louis November 25, 2020 @ 7:37 pm


  31. Do you know if any are available in Thailand?

  32. Mr Wobbleknocker November 25, 2020 @ 7:38 pm

    Excellent Video.

  33. Why no Rad Wagon? 😢

  34. Awesome 👍👍👍

  35. I’m surprised that Bullitt didn’t make the cut.

  36. Jessica Forsgren November 25, 2020 @ 7:43 pm

    Do any of the cargo ebikes that you carry have a torque sensor? (Instead of a cadence sensor)

  37. anxiousappliance November 25, 2020 @ 7:46 pm

    Bike Friday has interesting and lovely machines. In the end, I went with a cart a long time ago (travoy) because getting the weight off the bike mad for a more easily manageable situation, bth while riding and at the destination. I kind of question a midrive with heavy loads – must be a lot of drive train maintenance. All lovely machines though.

  38. What about the tags 2.0 family-cargo bike duo seater with electric kit are you familiar with them

  39. Great video…thanks

  40. Mande um Brazil?

  41. That’s an expensive list. What do you think about the Blix Packa?

  42. 📌 3000 km📌 Norway -Spain
    Me and a friend of mine are planning to go 3000 km next spring on electric cargo bikes. We are gonna have cargo like tents, clothes, ++
    What do you think is gonna be the biggest challenge to the bike’s qualifications? We dont have any experience are both over 50 years old and are just thinking all different stuff we did young and "stupid" and managed it all. Can we mail you ? What bike would you take on a long trip like this ? Thank you for sharing 🥊

  43. wild woods warriors November 25, 2020 @ 7:52 pm

    It be nice if u can combine a fat bike style for off road cargo for hunting,camping and survival with a fast and long range motor with solar charger

  44. And how exactly do we get these pricey things to where we are going. Do I rent a tow truck or does it come with one?

  45. Sure would be sweet seeing how well cargo bikes handle getting on the Blue Line. Sure they say no, but it can still be handled at times. Pal of mine used to take a bike and trailer on it at times.

  46. Hi, what do you think of the Sortimo Pro Cargo CT1? I am interested in transporting Tools and Materials not children.

  47. Those frames are way too beefy build even for cargo purposes. It just makes bike extra heavy and they handle bad.

  48. No Bullit? 😢

  49. R+M Packster 40 it will be. I’m already excited about it! Only days from getting it.

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