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TW560: Party supplies vehicle!

Who said a TWIKE was unable to carry lots of goods?

TWIKEs are exceptionally well adapted to carrying loads!

To prove this, I used TW560 to buy some supplies for a (smaller) office party we have every first Thursday of every month.

Let’s see how this went, shall we? 🙂

Pat (another long-time reader of emissionless.ch), came with me to my local cash’n’carry outlet to buy some supplies in bulk.

After placing about half of what we eventually bought on the trolley, Pat was getting increasingly incredulous that we would be able to get everything into my TWIKE. At double the volume I was still convinced it would work – expecting a snug fit 🙂

Bulk purchase of party ingredients

Bulk purchase of party ingredients

Will it fit?

Will it fit?

We start with some beers (as the party organizer and resident Canadian at our office i get to choose what everyone gets to drink *grin*) and some exceptionally tasty Tonic and Ginger Ale from a local Zürich brewery called Gents (definitely TRY IT!)

Step 1

Step 1

Then we add some Cachaça, energy drinks and Vodka for those young at heart, two bottles of fine Gin, local beers, sweet fizzy drinks and water.

Step 2

Step 2

We finish by adding everything else, limes, snacks etc.

A total of 120.3kgs! (including 3kgs of limes)

A total of 120.3kgs! (including 3kgs of limes)

Wow! Everything fits. We add a 15kg bag of ice and we’re ready to go.

...and 15kg worth of ice-cubes!

…and 15kg worth of ice-cubes!

Follow us! You know we're going to have a good time today!

Follow us! You know we’re going to have a good time today!

We slowly and cautiously start driving back towards the office. This TWIKE is certainly at max. load right now! As you can see, even though it’s November, we’re driving with an open canopy and light jackets. Very unusual for Switzerland!

The image below shows us in an exceptionally good mood – looking forward to our party!

Thanks, Pat for shopping with me and being part of this crazy TWIKE testing!

On our way to the party!

On our way to the party!

Even though we’re not able to accelerate as fast as usual, we’re not slow. Only thing I’m very careful about is cornering: don’t want this to happen again!

I thought you might be interested in what exactly was in TW560 during this shopping trip and what total weight we had.

TW560 shopping trip:
 Molson   24*.355    8.52kg
 Gents     3*30*.2  18.00kg
 Fanta    24*.5     12.00kg
 Alien    24*.5     12.00kg
 Cola     24*.5     12.00kg
 Cachaça   6*.7      4.20kg
 Troika    6*.7      4.20kg
 Ittinger  6*.33     1.98kg
 Geneva    1*.7      0.70kg
 London    1*.7      0.70kg
 Water     2*24*.5  24.00kg
 Other stuff         7.00kg
 Ice cubes          15.00kg
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 Total             120.30kg
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Total weight calculation:
 TW560             272.60kg
 2 passengers      192.00kg
 Load              120.30kg
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 Total             584.90kg
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This means that we were at a whopping 115% load! Try this with a normal car 🙂