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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Having reached the age of 71, I decided that having retired I would get myself a bike again, and after much thought and also a lot of time on the internet, I decided that an electric bike would suit me better, and also that a folding bike would be useful as I could go places with my bike in the car, without the hassle of removing a wheel each time, also living in a flat a folding bike in It's bag is a lot less obtrusive. While on the Internet I came across 'Axcess Electric Bikes' site, this was not only very helpful, but gave a very wide choice of bikes, both in style and price. I drove up to Honiton to have a look at them for real. On arrival I saw a second-hand bike outside which I really liked, but It was not a folding one and I had to remind myself that I had decided on a folding Bike. On going in The showroom I was greeted by a very friendly lady who as it turned out was very helpful and knowledgeable. There was no pressure to buy and was encouraged to take my time to look at the stock. I decided to buy a New Axcess Shetland and asked to take it with me. The Gent who was working on the bikes in the workshop area, said that he would check it over immediately, and he also demonstrated how it folded and fitted in the bag which I also purchased. I was allowed to take it out for a test ride before purchase. It is a lovely bike, as has a really firm feel to it, and ideal for what I want. Being a folding bike it has a step through frame which I find easier a feature that even my Sister likes. (Come to that she did not want me to take the bike away with me when I visited her.). I use it for shopping, going on photography outings, or just going for a ride. I am still amazed as to how effective the battery assist is. The ratings only go up to very good, but I would rate both the bike and the firm as excellent. Should I decide to buy another Bike in the future, I shall go straight to Axcess Elctric Bikes of Honiton. Since retiring from a very physical job I found my knees were getting stiff, cycling has cured that. Thank You
Very happy with my Shetland electric bike . I spent many hours searching web sites to ensure the bike i bought would not be difficult to get spares for after a few year, especially the battery. Axcess were so helpful and i feel confident that if i had any problems they could sort it. If you are thinking of getting an electric bike you can buy with confidence from this company .
Personal service of the owner Peter Blackman and his staff. Many good quality Ebikes to see and try.
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