This Pet-Friendly E-Bike Has a Compartment for Your Furry Friends
Perfect if you need to bring your pet to the groomers!
Transporting a pet can sometimes be a hassle when you don't own a car. Sure, they're technically allowed on public transportation—but you don't really want to be carrying around a dog when you're commuting, do you? You can also book a GrabPet, but these rides are more expensive than regular forms of ride-hailing. If you plan on using a bicycle or motorbike, you'll need a proper carrier to mount, too.
If, however, you only plan on transporting a pet over shorter distances—say, to the local groomer or vet—there may be a viable alternative to what we've mentioned above. Check out the Yidi E-Bike, which comes equipped with a compartment that can fit small cats and dogs. In fact, it's being marketed as a pets-friendly transportation alternative.
Here's what it looks like:
The Yidi e-bike has a maximum payload capacity of 140 kilograms, and comes with front and rear shock absorbers, front disc brakes, and a 400W motor powered by a lithium battery. It weighs 28 kilograms without the battery, runs on 11-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and is capable of a top speed of 40kph—not bad provided you're taking side streets. It costs P34,000.
Take note, though, that e-bikes aren't allowed on major thoroughfares, and that less-disciplined cats and dogs might not take too kindly to being stuffed inside a moving two-wheeler. Sure, a car would be ideal for the job, but considering this thing costs a fraction of even the cheapest four-wheeler on the market, this pet-friendly e-bike option is not bad at all. The current shortage of public-transportation alternatives only makes e-bikes like this that much more enticing, and you'll never know when you'll have to rush your fur buddy to the vet on short notice.
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