Cannondale jumps full steam into the cargo ebike market with the new Cargowagen Neo and Wonderwagen Neo. Pick from a more compact long tail cargo ebike (not so dissimilar to Globe’s new Haul LT), or go all-in with a big box out front to haul more kids and bigger objects out front. Either way then, it looks like two more reasons for urban & suburban families to seriously consider adopting the #onelesscar concept..
Cannondale Cargowagen & Wonderwagen Neo cargo ebikes
Cannondale is fully embracing (small) two wheels and e-mobility as alternative transportation with their two new cargo ebikes. No matter where you stand on the ebikes on the road & trail debate, cargo ebikes are awesome – that is assuming you have somewhere to park these behemoths.
Ditch the car, and go for a ride instead!
Both the new Cargowagen Neo & Wonderwagen Neo cargo ebikes start with heavy-duty SmartForm C2 alloy step-through frames, wide tires on burly 20″ wheels, and short-travel 80mm cargo forks to smooth out the road.
The Cargowagen opts for a long tail rear end with an extended structural rack to haul up to 80kg of groceries, gear, or a kid out back. Total load rating of 200kg/441lb including ebike, rider & anything you can strap on.
The Wonderwagen takes it to the other extreme, bolting a giant plastic box up front that can carry 100kg, plus another 27kg on the burly rack out back. It also uses cable-driven steering instead of a linkage to keep the cargo box and all that weight low. All-in, the Wonderwagen can haul 3 kids in addition to the driver/rider – with a max total load rating of 250kg/551lb (ebike, rider & load).
Powering it all, Cannondale gives these two e-cargo setups Bosch ebike motors to get ’em moving. In Europe, that’s the 25kph limited high-torque Bosch Cargo Line. On the other hand, in the US, it’s the high-speed 28mph-limited Bosch Performance Speed electric motor.
Both get powerful integrated lighting – check out the cool headlights on the Wonderwagen, full-coverage fenders, dropper seatposts, kickstands, a built-in glove box, and integrated locks. Plus, then there’s lots of other accessories to choose from, including optional dual-battery setups and even a trailer hitch. The rear racks are designed to clip on a traditional kids’ seat, a cargo cage, or pannier bags. The Cargowagen can even add an extra min front rack. And the Wonderwagen can opt for an extra integrated rain cover, too
2023 Cannondale Cargo eBikes – Pricing, options & Availability
Out of the new Cannondale cargo ebikes, the long john box Wonderwagen Neo & long tail Cargowagen Neo are both available now across Europe, both at 2 spec levels.
The Wonderwagen Neo 2 retails for 6500€ with Shimano Deore 10sp & a 545Wh battery. Then, the Wonderwagen Neo 1 goes for 7500€ with a stepless Enviolo HD internally geared rear hub and a bigger 725Wh battery for extended-range.
The Cargowagen Neo 2 retails for 4700€ with Deore LinkGlide and a 545Wh battery. And then, the Cargowagen Neo 1 sells for 5500€ with a stepless Enviolo HD hub gear and larger 725Wh battery.
In North America though, Cannondale will only carry the $4300 Cargowagen, coming this winter in the level 2 spec.