When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. In an effort to reduce my carbon footprint and make bike commuting a normal thing for my twin daughters (who aren’t old enough to ride their own bikes yet), I decided to get an electric cargo bike. If you’re rolling your eyes like my husband did when I said the word e-bike, let me explain. I live in Los Alamos, New Mexico, elevation 7,500 feet. My commute to work is only three miles, but that three miles involves 250 feet of climbing and one day-care stop at the top of a very steep hill. I am a strong cyclist, but hauling 60 pounds’ worth of kids up a 14 percent grade in a trailer behind my commuter bike is too much—unless I want to pack a change of clothes and shower at work, which I don’t. I want to hop on a bike that can comfortably carry my lunch, a few personal items, and my kids’ school stuff; drop off the kids without breaking a sweat; cruise into work; and park ten feet from my building. An e-bike allows me to do that. As I began researching, I quickly realized that e-cargo bikes range from kin...