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Sales up 20% in 2016

UK sales of electric bikes rose by around 20% in 2016, according to Martin Brown, director of E-Bikeshop, a specialist pedelec retailer, reaching an estimated 30,000-35,000 in the whole year.

Quoted in cycle trade publication Bike Europe, Brown said: “I think the UK market hasn’t even seen the big boom yet, as sales continue to grow. E-bikes are becoming more familiar and understood by the nation and I predict that in the next 18-24 months we’ll see a sharp spike similar to that experienced in particular countries on the continent. I’d say the UK is behind Germany by about three years, so based on sales figures we’re in for a very exciting time in the next two years or so.”

Underlining the electric bike boom, E-Bikeshop is part of the UK Electric Bike Company, one of the new breed of specialist pedelec shops which don’t sell conventional cycles. The company started out offering just four models and now has a range of more than 80, with a new 5000sq.ft facility in Farnham incorporating workshop, parts storage and warehousing.

 

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