In 2022 CIN ran a feature highlighting a partnership between Toyota France and French eCargo bike manufacturer Douze . More than 12 months later industry colleagues at French cycling publication Weelz! have actually ridden the bike, and tested the purchasing experience. A brief introduction for readers outside of France: Douze Cycles , a French business that specialises in modular and configurable bikes, typically sells into France, Germany and Switzerland. With demand rising, the business has invested in a new production unit of over 2,000 m² in size. Thirty employees are spread over two sites.
Now back to Jérôme Sorrel and the team at Weelz!
Yes, we’ve tested this Verso, the eCargo bike offered by Toyota and Douze. It was during the press days organized in mid-September. We went to Douze in Longvic, a suburb of Dijon, to visit the production site and test the bike. First we’ll provide a little context, the explore the experience of riding the bike.
From project to concrete
This is a story that Weelz! have been able to follow from the start. In July 2022 Toyota made the following official announcement, in front of an audience of hand-picked journalists (Weelz! was the only cycling media invited): “At the end of 2023, Toyota will offer a cargo bike in its range, a bike which will be produced by Douze Cycle”.
Available in dealerships and online? The bike is marketed under the name Verso, Toyota x Douze. It is designed based on the Heta , which […]