The world economy is in upheaval right now, with supply chain difficulties seemingly everywhere, the e-bike industry being no exception (although there are plenty of new e-bikes announced in spite of that). Add on to this profound worries about a changing climate and the seeming reliance of governments around the world on electric cars to solve the problem (despite warnings from some that they are only a small part of the solution) and it seems some formidable challenges lie ahead in the 2020s and beyond.
But e-bikes can surely help everyone chart a path through the turmoil. Despite the 2022 rise in e-bike prices covered in this week’s news, they are still cheaper to run than any car and better for you and the environment than many alternative ways of getting about. Whether it be straitened economic times or a climate crisis it’s clear e-bikes are a significant part of the solution. And if the ‘reshoring’ of the US e-bike industry came to pass, as we also discuss this week, it would be a further part of the solution.
In this week’s news::
- Rad Power Bikes announces RadRunner 2
- Ride1UP debuts Cafe Cruiser
- Electra’s new cruiser-style hub motor models
- Zoomo’s ‘Moped Level’ Performance E-bike
- Bronx e-bike revolution
- Rad Power announces 2022 price increases
- Could bike manufacture return to the US?