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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Axcess were the nearest specialist supplier of Ebikes, and there web page gave good descriptions. I visited their premises, tried out their folding models around the factory estate and on that basis chose a ELife folding bike as the one best suited to my needs. I have been pleased with the model I chose. - It is of robust construction with front fork suspension and it deals well with farm tracks and forest trails - it folds easily and fits in the back of the car - it shrinks distances compared with my old pedal bike - it has coped with all hills I have so far tried it on - I don't know what its range is (30 miles seems about right for gentle countryside). I had thought that battery capacity would be a limitation, but it is not. It is in fact saddle soreness.
I recently purchased the Axcess Electric Shetland folding bike which fits nicely In the back of my SUV without having to lower the rear seats. It’s an excellent bike and build .. easy to mount and dismount .. perfectly suitable for me as I am now in my mid fifties and appreciate a little assistance nowadays on longer journeys and Inclines , that said It’s a great bike for any adult whatever there age and as they say ... It has the power to get you there and back. I have previously owned two other electric cycles of another brand that were hard work to cycle when the power was off even on the flat. I’m pleased to say that this Is not an Issue with the Axcess Electric Bike that you can pedal with ease If and when the power Is not required ..
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