BUMPER YEAR for E-Bike Sales in UK?

December 17, 2014 Electric Bikes

Bumper year for UK E-Bikes?

That the sale of electric bikes in the UK is increasing is about the only matter that the statistical pundits can agree.

Government statistics record that over 28000 electric bikes were imported to the UK in the 7 months up to July 2014 compared with just under 16000 in 2013. However the problem arises in the classification of imports with the average price indicating that another cheaper category is being included in the electric bike figures.

Industry “experts” claim that while the more expensive end of the market continues to grow, the majority of electric bikes sales fall within the £800 – £1600 price band, These models are nearly all fitted with hub motors delivering easy economic travel and convenient parking to many thousands. With quality control and reliability continuing to improve on Chinese manufactured bikes, this situation is unlikely to change in the near future.

One industry analyst has estimated the sale of electric bikes in the UK to have been 25000 in 2013 and increasing to 30,000 in 2014. At Axcess- electric -bikes, we would consider the 30,000 figure conservative. Many, including ourselves, are reporting sales increases this year in the region of 30% and with new stores coming on stream and some cycle shops taking an interest in the electric bikes, total figures may we be nearer 35000.

With the Department of Transport in the process of introducing legislation harmonising with the EU and the indication that the throttle, currently fitted to all Axcess Brand Bikes, will remain legal, the scope for greater electric bike use becomes more attractive.

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