Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) student Oscar Fehlberg recently participated in the 2016 Green Innovators competition organised by the university, submitting his concept for an ecologically-friendly cargo motorcycle to be used in urban areas.

Somewhat resembling traditional Dutch cargo bicycles, Fehlberg looked at the crowded city transport infrastructure, and wondered if there was a solution for businesses and individuals requiring delivery of small cargo.

Designed for point-to-point deliveries in dense urban areas, where cargo volumes may be too small to justify the use of a full-sized commercial car or van, and too heavy or too far for a bicycle, the EsCargo uses a 15kW electric motor mounted on the swingarm.

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The chassis is a ladder-frame, capable of carrying loads up to 150 kg, larger than the carrying capacity of regular motorcycles.

Designed to be easily adapted to various loads and jobs, the design of the EsCargo is kept simple, with a lightweight cable steering and basic suspension rolling on 13-inch wheels. As consumer expectation of delivery times changes with the increasing adoption of on-line shopping, there might just be a place for the EsCargo on city streets.

What do you think? A good idea for city streets, or pie-in-the-sky hope? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions below.