Happy New Year to all our readers, and may 2015 be the year when the market for electric 2-wheelers really takes off!
After spending a couple of weeks on holiday in Europe, we are back to start CleanRider’s second year. 2015 should be interesting for electric bike fans.
It will be a year of consolidation for Zero, as it has a great updated range and an established international distribution network. It is not clear where Brammo stands at this point, and we will have to wait and see… We should welcome the first production models from Italy-based Energica in the US, along with the Alta Motors RedShift, the Lightning LS-218 and the Mission R & RS. And let’s hope that Canada-based Lito Green can develop its dealer network for the Lito. Will KTM bring its electric Freeride to the US? Will Yamaha finally release its electric bikes?
The arrival of the Mahindra GenZe should answer the question about the existence of a market for affordable urban electric scooters in the US. As for the market for more expensive electric scooters, the answer should come from European scooters like Govecs and maybe someday BMW.
Will the multitude of small foldable electric scooters and one-wheelers find a market? Will the sales of electric bicycles keep increasing? We will find out during this new year.
So here is to 2015!