Pedal assistance GoCab bicycle cab

The GoCab bicycle cab is standard equipped with electric pedal assistance. This electric pedal assistance, the Silent system, was developed by our parent company Van Raam.

Electrosystem Silent on the GoCab

The Silent system is a by Van Raam specially developed pedal support for the rehabilitation market. The award winning Silent system is characterized by:

  • The easy handling
  • Individually adjustable cycling behaviour
  • 3 pedal assistance modes + starting aid
  • Cycling forwards and backwards
  • Modern and efficient electronics
  • Very powerful electric motors
  • High quality and safe batteries
  • Extremely reliable system
  • Smart E-Bike
  • Free E-Bike App
Silent electronic system on GoCab bicycle taxi

Pedal assistance controls

When cycling with pedal assistance, it is important to turn on the smart display (located on the handlebar). The smart display of the pedal assistance has a number of buttons and indicator lights:

  • On / off button

Turn the system on or off by pressing the on / off button.

  • 1: Pedal assistance stage 1 (Eco)

The system will start up automatically in this setting. Only use this setting when you want a low level of assistance and a high range.

  • 2: Pedal assistance stage 2 (Comfort)

You can switch between the different stages according to your liking. Setting 2 will give you more assistance, but will reduce the range.

  • 3: Pedal assistance stage 3 (Power)

You can switch between the different stages according to your liking. Setting 3 will give you a lot of assistance and will get you up to speed quickly. However, this also means that the range will be lower.

  • Bicycle symbol: start-up help

With the start-up help you get support from the system without pedaling. If you operate the start-up help while cycling, you get the maximum support of this mode, so you don't have to apply any pedaling power.

  • Indicator lights

The colored indicator lights at the top of the smart display show the status of the battery. This indication consists of five green LEDs of which the leftmost one can turn red when the battery is almost empty. When the battery is empty, the red LED flashes. When the battery is fully charged all five green LEDs light up, when two green LEDs light up the battery is 50% charged.

Reverse cycling with pedal assistance

When the pedal assistance is turned on, it is possible to pedal backwards as well. This is very handy for parking the GoCab, or for turning around easily.
Pedaling backwards is easy to activate: stop the GoCab and pedal backwards, the bike will drive backwards after a few pedaling sessions. Then you brake when you arrive at your desired location. Now you can cycle forward again.

Battery and motor on GoCab bicycle taxi

Battery and motor on the GoCab

The GoCab is equipped with a Van Raam / GoCab Cube Heavy Li-ion battery of 25 Ah (exact capacity is 24.8 Ah). The extremely high-quality batteries are produced in the Netherlands and last for many charging cycles. There is a 2-year warranty on a GoCab battery with a maximum of 500 charging cycles. The external charging point on the fairing makes it easier to charge the bike without removing the battery.
The motor on the GoCab is the Van Raam VR2F motor of 250 W and 36V. It is a maintenance-free brushless direct-drive motor. Also, the motor is very quiet and has a low power consumption.

Range of the battery

The range of the battery depends on several factors. When all conditions are favorable, the battery has a range of over 60 kilometers. In less favorable conditions it can be as much as 30 kilometers. 

GoCab Smart E Bike Smart Battery

Smart E-Bike

As of July 15, 2020, all GoCab bikes will be delivered as Smart E-Bikes. You will recognize a Smart E-Bike by the large sticker with yellow border that is on the battery. If you have a Smart E-Bike and you download the app, there are even more possibilities.

Van Raam GoCab bicycle taxi E-Bike App

Van Raam GoCab E-Bike App

The Van Raam GoCab E-Bike App is a free Smartphone App that you can use while cycling on your GoCab.
What can you do with the Van Raam GoCab E-Bike App for your Smart E-Bike?

  • Can be used as a luxury cycle computer
  • View battery data
  • Receive battery advice
  • Change bike settings 
  • Send SOS message with GPS location to number of your choice
  • View routes cycled
  • View bike information
  • Location/Find my bike
  • Receive push notifications

 How can I use the E-Bike App?

The app can be downloaded for free as 'Van Raam E-Bike' via the Google Play Store (for Android) or the Apple App Store (IOS).