Frequently Asked Questions
What is Avocargo?
Avocargo offers e-cargo bikes in sharing. With the Avocargo app, you can rent a e-cargo bike near you at any time. Whether for your shopping, the transport of children, a trip with the dog or for the transport of the hardware store purchases: Avocargo offers you flexible access to electric cargo bikes at any time.
Where is Avocargo available?
At the moment we are only available in our Prenzlauer Berg business area in Berlin.
A detailed overview of our constantly growing business area can be found here. Take a look right now!
Who can use Avocargo?
Avocargo can be used by anyone over the age of 16. No driver's license is required.
What do I need to be able to rent an Avocargo?
How do I register for Avocargo?
Can business customers use Avocargo?
For commercial use, please send an email to email@example.com.
How much does it cost to register for Avocargo?
You can register with Avocargo for free.
What payment methods are there?
Currently, you can pay by credit card.
Where do I change my personal and payment details?
In the Avocargo app you can view and change your personal data and payment data.
Can I promote my friends?
When your friends register in the Avocargo app, they can redeem your discount code and you will both receive 5€ each. Here's how to get the discount code:
•Share your code directly via Whatsapp, mail, message, etc.
How do I lock my Avocargo?
Use the existing chain lock and attach your Avocargo to a fixed object. You connect the loose end of the chain to the metal bracket of the frame lock. Only when you have properly secured the lock, you can pause or end the rental in the Avocargo app.
Where can I go with my Avocargo?
You can go anywhere with Avocargo, of course also outside the business area. To end the rental, however, you have to be in the business area. You can see the business area in the map view of the Avocargo app.
How do I pause my ride?
To pause your avocargo during a rental, park the Avocargo in a good place and simply use the existing frame lock to lock it.
If you want to leave your Avocargo unattended for a longer period of time, please use the existing chain lock to secure it additionally.
How far can I go with my Avocargo?
However, keep in mind that electrical assistance is limited. You can check the battery level on the on-board computer at any time.
We do our best to guarantee you a fully electric, special driving experience at all times. That's why we replace the batteries at night so that you can drive carefree during the day.
But if the battery should go empty during your journey, you can of course continue to drive with your own strength.
How do I open my Avocargo?
Unlocking works via the Avocargo app. Tap on "Unlock" when you are at your Avocargo and the digital lock will open.
Can I reserve an avocargo in advance?
Of course, you can reserve your avocargo 15 minutes in advance for free.
After two reservations, you will not have access to the Avocargo bike for one hour, or you can rent it directly without a reservation.
Where can I park my Avocargo?
You can hand in and park your Avocargo in all public places within our business area. Please make sure that it is not in a driveway, in the middle of the sidewalk / bike path or in a no parking zone. The bicycles must not be in the way of pedestrians or road users.
When do I have to return my Avocargo?
With Avocargo you are not tied to any opening times. Therefore, you can end your rental at any time, 24 hours a week, within the business area.
What does a ride with Avocargo cost?
You can rent our cargo bikes for 1,90€ per 20 minutes.
The one-time unlock fee is 1€ and the registration and reservation (15 minutes) is free of charge.
We also offer hourly or daily packages.
Operation & Security
I've never ridden a cargo bike before. What should I put attention on?
Actually, our avocargos ride like your own bike. After a few minutes you get used to the special handling characteristics. But especially when going around corners, you should be careful to drive slowly. A great thing about our Avocargos is that you can just sit at the traffic lights without having to put your feet on the ground. Take a little more time for your first ride to get used to the new driving experience and always drive carefully.
Is there an limit for the weight?
Yes, the maximum weight for the box is 80kg. A maximum load of 180kg including the driver applies to the entire cargo bike
Can I transport adults?
Yes, adults can also be transported with our Avocargo
Are there also helmets?
Unfortunately, we currently aren't able to provide helmets. Nevertheless, we definitely recommend that you wear a helmet when driving.
Is my Avocargo insured against theft?
Our Avocargos are generally insured against theft. Therefore, please make sure to properly lock your Avocargo with both locks (frame lock AND chain lock) on a fixed object when you end the rental. This way you are always on the safe side.
Is my Avocargo insured in the event of an accident?
As with normal cycling, the biker is liable for any damage. We therefore recommend private liability insurance that covers trips with e-bikes or pedelecs.
I had an accident. What should I do?
In the unlikely event of an accident, please contact the police immediately and also us.
I can't end my rental. What should I do?
Please ensure that you locked the vehicle to a fixed object using the frame lock and the chain provided. To do so, please push down the small leaver on the left side of the bike behind the saddle.
Only once the frame lock is closed, the Avocargo app will allow you to pause or end your rental.
Do I have to lock the bike with the chain?
Yes, for insurance reasons, our vehicles must be locked to a fixed object (bike rack, lamp post,..) using the frame lock and the chain provided.
Please make sure that on the photo you provide at the end of your rental it is clearly visible the vehicle is locked safely.