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Packa Genie electric bike packs 750 W to take on hills and heavy loads

Packa Genie electric bike pack...
Blix's Packa Genie ebike in action
Blix's Packa Genie ebike in action
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Blix's Packa Genie ebike in action
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Blix's Packa Genie ebike in action
Pricing for the Packa Genie starts at US$1,699 for the single-battery version
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Pricing for the Packa Genie starts at US$1,699 for the single-battery version
The Packa Genie works with a modular rack system for a variety of cargo-hauling options
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The Packa Genie works with a modular rack system for a variety of cargo-hauling options
The Packa Genie ebike features a 750-W hub motor in the rear
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The Packa Genie ebike features a 750-W hub motor in the rear
The Bix Packa Genie ebike in teal
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The Bix Packa Genie ebike in teal
The Bix Packa Genie ebike in white
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The Bix Packa Genie ebike in white
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Ebike startup Blix has wheeled out a shiny new version of its Packa Genie electrified cargo hauler, which boasts a powerful 750-W hub-motor and a beefy dual-battery setup for an impressive range. With the capacity to carry up to 200 lb (90 kg) in cargo despite not being much longer than a regular bike, the refreshed Packa Genie presents as an agile and highly capable two-wheeler for moving large loads through busy urban environments.

The 7-speed Packa Genie sits among Blix's commuter, cruiser and folding ebikes as en equally polished two-wheeler designed for comfort and convenience. The low step-through frame allows riders short and tall to easily hop on and off, and keeps the center of gravity low for safer handling through city streets.

Blix has designed a modular cargo system consisting of racks, baskets and platforms, which works with mounting points on the front and rear of the bike to form over 200 different storage combinations. Integrated headlights and brake lights can be found at the front and rear, while the puncture-resistant tires are fitted with Kevlar to keep the whole show on the road.

The Packa Genie works with a modular rack system for a variety of cargo-hauling options
The Packa Genie works with a modular rack system for a variety of cargo-hauling options

The 750-W hub motor in the rear wheel is a decidedly powerful one for an ebike, and is one Blix hopes will make it easier for riders to haul heavy loads across town and up steep hills. (Always check your local laws regarding power limits for ebikes). A throttle allows riders to draw on this power through varying levels of pedal assistance, while also allowing the ebike to be ridden without pedaling at all.

The new Packa Genie is also kitted out with hydraulic disc brakes for better stopping power even in the rain, while an auto power-off feature cuts the power when the brake levers are pressed, protecting the rider from any unwanted forward movements. That power comes from a pair of 614-Wh battery packs fitted to the back of the seat post, which combine for an 80-mile range (128 km) and can be recharged in six hours.

Blix's Packa Genie ebike in action
Blix's Packa Genie ebike in action

An LCD display is mounted to the handlebars and allows the rider to keep track of battery levels, distance traveled, their speed and offers control over pedal assist and the ability to charge devices through a built-in USB port.

Available in gray, teal and white, pricing for the Packa Genie starts at US$1,699 for the single-battery version, while the dual-battery option will set you back $1,999. Both are available for pre-order now, with shipping slated for September. The video below offers an overview of the bike.

Packa Genie Overview

Source: Blix

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5 comments
5 comments
paul314
Looks very familiar. Is there one factory somewhere churning out variations of this frame?
Michael son of Lester
Wonderful ebike with a great price. Only one drawback... They only ship within the USA. 😒
BlueOak
Very nice bike - and prices coming down to earth.

But the challenge remains… bike security whilst shopping or at the restaurant, etc….

Even in our very safe suburban community, property crime remains an issue and a bike like that has a good chance of disappearing no matter how it is locked.

Somebody needs to get creative either with security garages or publicly installed mechanisms that don’t quickly fail at the hands of a portable 18 volt grinder.
Daishi
@paul314 You might be thinking of the RadWagon from Rad power bikes. It's similar in specs and price and they sell a ton of them.
ljaques
With so many of the little cargo bike mfgrs wanting upwards of $4,500 for these things, this is a breath of fresh air. That's a decent looking bike with no stupid bling on it. Best of luck with your venture, Blix. May you sell a million of these! I'd be willing to bet that you could sell another million if you put out a trike based on this design.