The editors had particular praise for the balanced seating position of the e-city bike. "The straight handlebars result in a rather sporty, but very good seating position," said the test riders.
The active seating position not only ensures agile handling, it also allows a great deal of control over the bike. This is an advantage that should not be underestimated, especially in urban traffic. Thus, the E-Courier PT5 then also shines with one of the best sub-scores in the "riding" section thanks to top marks in maneuverability and riding with and without luggage. The bike's low noise level was also convincing.
The e-bike is powered by Bosch's reliable Active Line Plus Drive Unit with 50 Nm of torque. It impressed in the test with good tuning, quiet operation and plenty of support power.
Shifting is provided by Shimano's Nexus Inter-5 hub, which was specially designed for e-bikes. It also works "top under load", according to Stiftung Warentest – an important argument especially when transporting loads and on climbs.
The E-Courier PT5 received a "very good" and the best rating in the all-important area of safety and durability. Here, the bike comes up trumps in all areas. Whether electrical and functional safety, break resistance and durability of saddle and seatpost, brakes or light. The E-Courier PT5 gets four times "very good"!
On average, Stiftung Warentest awards the STEVENS E-Courier PT5 a quality rating of "Good" with a score of 2.2, putting it in second place overall along with two other bikes. Fun fact: Ten years ago, the first E-Courier won the test in issue 6-13 with a score of 2.4.