E-Cargo Cycling – Establishment of an E-cargo cycling infrastructure in Stellenbosch South Africa

The project has set out to develop a locally adapted solution for establishing an E-cargo-bike scheme for transporting small goods. The pilot phase is implemented in Stellenbosch, where the prerequisites for logistics are in place and the use of motorcycles is proving to be a growing problem. The bicycle manufacturer Lark Cycle, whose headquarters are in Stellenbosch, will further develop the e-bike prototype to meet the requirements and provide two cargo bikes for a three-week test phase. At a workshop attended by political, private sector and civil society representatives, participants will identify needs for the E-cargo-bikes. The South African partners will undertake a study and networking trip to Bavaria, in which they will visit examples of e-mobility projects and connect with experts. At the wrap-up workshop, the developed system will be presented in Stellenbosch and a roadmap drawn up to demonstrate the sustainable establishment of the system in Stellenbosch and other places in South Africa and beyond.



Supported by BayFOR:

Research Focus:

  • Climate
  • Environment / Natural Resources / Biodiversity
  • Mobility

Project Coordination:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Partner:

Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection
Government of Western Cape
Innovationsmanufaktur GmbH
Lark Cycle
Stellenbosch Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development Trust


Germany (Bavaria), South Africa

Funding Agency:

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


- 31/03/2023