Go bold: Johanson3 trikes are as industrious as they are weird

Personal transportation is a hot item in the 21st century — and why wouldn’t it be? More and more manufacturers are striving toward a sustainable method of getting people from point A to point B, whether it be using streamlined cars, motorized skateboards, or electric tricycles that are as efficient at self-balancing as they are procuring the cursory glance from the everyday passerby. The latest line of cargo bikes from Begium’s Neerman Transport, the Johnason3 series, falls in the latter category.

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Each of the five cycles in the upcoming lineup feature a design that, on first glance, closer resembles a Mars rover than a traditional cargo bike. The company designed each of the new-age electric trikes to accommodate heavy payloads, with passenger capacity ranging from a single rider to up to three adults and two kids. Drivers can either sit or stand, too, and move  forward and tilt by applying gentle pressure to the built-in foot plate housed on the bottom of the vehicle. Moreover, the versatile build of the various models allows you to swap out the rear seating for additional cargo space, letting you carry as much as 660 pounds with the larger models (i.e. the Rhino).

However, the Johanson3 trikes are designed for brief commuting ventures more than anything. The dual, hub-mounted motors on the back of each offering will top out at a mere 28 miles per hour, while averaging around 40 miles on a single battery charge. No word on when the American-made bikes will hit the U.S. market, but each of the five models is currently available for pre-order if you’re willing to pony up the $2,260 for the baseline model or one of the more industrious bikes in the cargo-centric commuter line. Sure, they may not bask in subtleties, but sometimes its good to go bold.

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