Van Raam electric transport bike for passenger transport


Van Raam electric transport bike for passenger transport

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Van Raam electric transport bike for passenger transport

Are you looking for an electric transport bike for transporting people? Then you've come to the right place at Van Raam. We have several electric transport bikes. Check them out in this article.

Electric transport bikes from Van Raam

Van Raam is a manufacturer of adapted bicycles. We offer a solution for people with mobility restrictions to cycle on their own (again), or together with a companion.In addition, we also produce transport bikes for transporting people. These are a rickshaw bike and two types of wheelchair bikes. Our (electric) transport bikes have several advantages:

  • They can be used right up to their final destination
  • There is social contact between the people
  • You are not dependent on third parties for transportation
  • Transport bikes are environmentally friendly
  • Meets all legal (safety) requirements

Read more about our transport bikes below.

Van Raam electric transport bike for passenger transport
from left to right: OPair and VeloPlus wheelchair bikes and Chat rickshaw bike

Chat rickshaw electric transport bike

The Chat is a rickshaw electric transport bikeon which one driver can transport one or two people in the front of the bike. The passengers are seated in an ergonomic and suspended tub that is fitted with seatbelts. The driver is seated behind them and therefore has a good overview of both the passengers and the road.

As the name suggests, people can comfortably have a chat while out on a cycling tour.

  • The bike has pedal assist (Smart E-Bike) by default
  • A comfortable and safe seat on the front with seatbelts
  • Easy to get on and off due to the retracting footrest
  • Cheaper than transportation by bus or taxi
  • Very easy to drive

More about the Chat

Van Raam electric transport bike rickshaw chat

Van Raam wheelchair bikes

With Van Raam's wheelchair bikes, people who use a wheelchair can be transported by bike. On the OPair, the passenger takes place in the seat at the front of the bike. On the VeloPlus, the passenger can remain seated in their own wheelchair.

OPair wheelchair bike

The OPair is suitable for cycling together with someone that can not cycle themselves. A comfortable seat is positioned at the front of the bike. However, your own custom seat can also be fitted.

The depth of the seat and the backrest can be adjusted to the passenger. The driver of the bike has a good overview of both the passenger and the road. The passenger can enjoy the unobstructed view.

The OPair is also available with a divisible frame. This way the front of the bike can be used as a wheelchair on location.


  • Stable cycling due to the slightly angled front wheels
  • Easy to drive due to the regular steering angle
  • Suspension for extra comfort for both the passenger and driver
  • Ergonomic cycling position for the driver
  • Adjustable and foldable footrests for the passenger

More about the OPair 

Van Raam electric transport bike opair wheelchair bike

VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike

The VeloPlus is a bike on which you can transport people that remain seated in their own wheelchair. The wheelchair with the passenger can easily be pushed onto the tilting platform. This doesn’t require a lot of force or any additional equipment. The VeloPlus is suitable for a wheelchair & passenger with a total weight of max. 140 kg.

The wheelchair is safely secured on the bike with a wheelchair locking mechanism and a seat belt. The low centre of gravity and the wide wheelbase in the front give the bike its stability. This makes the bike an ideal solution for making bike rides with wheelchair users.


  • The passenger can remain seated in their own wheelchair
  • Tilting platform to easily load the wheelchair and passenger onto
  • Stable and easily manoeuvrable due to the steering front wheels
  • Three fixing hooks and a seatbelt to secure the wheelchair
  • Suitable for nearly all hand-driven wheelchairs (max. 72 cm wide)

More about the VeloPlus

Van Raam electric transport bike veloplus wheelchair bike

Transport electric bikes

The Chat rickshaw bike comes standard with pedal assistance. The OPair and VeloPlus transport bikes for wheelchair users can also be optionally equipped with pedal assistance. Van Raam's electric transport bikes are equipped with the Silent system. The body of the motor, batteries, controller, software and the Smart display are specially designed by Van Raam for adapted bicycles.

Features Silent system:

  • Three different levels of support, and a starting aid

  • Easy to use

  • Noiseless, yet very powerful motors

  • ExtraEnergy test winner for many years

  • Forward and backward pedalling support

More about pedal support

van raam Smart E-Bike transport electric bike

Smart E-Bike App

All electric bikes from Van Raam are Smart E-bikes. This means that they are connected to the internet, and you can access your bike’s data from your phone. The free app can be downloaded from your device’s app store, and can be used as a comprehensive cycling computer.

More about the app

van raam Smart E-Bike App for transport electric bike

Customer experiences of electric transport bikes

Are you curious how others experience the electric transport bikes Chat, OPair or VeloPlus? Read below some customer experiences:

Customer experience Chat Rikshaw Bike Van Raam Riksja Harderwijk
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Customer experience Chat Rikshaw Bike – Riksja Harderwijk
Jan-Willem is a volunteer at Riksja Harderwijk in the Netherlands, where he cycles around with people who cannot cycle independently (anymore). Riksja Harderwijk now owns a Chat Rickshaw Bike of Van Raam and Jan-Willem likes to go out for a ride with passengers. Read all about the Chat and Jan-Willem's experiences in this customer experience.
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Customer experience OPair wheelchair trike Ford Family
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Customer experience OPair wheelchair trike - Ford Family
Van Raam dealer Bike-On from the United States checks in on a local family in Rhode Island that has been using the OPair wheelchair trike for over a year. The Ford family is a real biking family and son Jack joins them in the OPair. In this customer experience, Meghan Ford answers some questions such as: Why did they choose the OPair wheelchair trike? And how has it changed their lives? Watch the video below.
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customer experience veloplus electric wheelchair bike angelica malinverni
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Customer experience VeloPlus electric wheelchair bike - Angelica Malinverni
My name is Angelica Malinverni (49), I come from Italy and I’m the mom of Caterina (24) who has a disability since she was born. We recently purchased the VeloPlus electric wheelchair bike and it has changed our lives! Read more about our experiences here and watch the video of Caterina and the VeloPlus.
Read this customer experience

Test ride an electric transport bike

Are you curious whether an electric transport bike is for you? Take a test ride at Van Raam in Varsseveld and try out the various electric transport bikes. You can easily make an appointment using the online planner. Are you unable to come to Varsseveld? It is also possible to make a test ride at some of our dealers. Contact your local dealer and ask about the possibilities. 

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