The electric bicycle market

Genesis 500, from Prodeco Tech

Genesis 500, from Prodeco Tech

In 2013, over 160,000 electric bicycles were sold in the US, most of them imported from China, with the rest assembled in the US from mostly Chinese components.

China is home to over 170 millions e-bikes. Worldwide, the market in growing by over 20% a year, and in 2013 more than 20 million electric bicycles were sold, according to eCycleElectric, an international consulting firm.

IZIP E3 Zuma, from Currie Tech

IZIP E3 Zuma, from Currie Tech

The US market doubled from 2012 to 2013. There are 134 brands of electric bikes from 94 companies, selling through retail stores, Wal-Mart-type discount stores, or on the Internet, like on Amazon.

The American market is dominated by three brands: Currie Tech (from the Dutch Accell Group), Prodeco Tech, based in Florida, and Pedego, from Irvine, California.

Interceptor, from Pedego

Interceptor, from Pedego

eCycleElectric is predicting that the US market will double again in 2014. So there is a good chance that 2014 will be the year of the electric bicycle in the US.

 

 

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  1. BraindLy wrote the 12/02/2016

    I’m waiting for dveilery of my new STORM like a kid before Christmas. Tho my first phone call got a rosy shipping turnaround after the order was placed it became 2-3 weeks (coming up on 2 weeks ‘are we there yet dad???) and the tension is building.The Pedego was the cost effective comprimise to my feature set for a functional electric bike and I’m hoping the marketplace matures in the expected 3-5 year life span of the first battery pack. Then with this as my old timer I’m hoping a better fit to my needs (needs refined by the years of use of this bike).Once I’ve ridden the STORM and gotten a good grip on the pros and cons I’ll repost with a better picture of my experiances.GD Star Ratingloading…GD Star Ratingloading…

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