e-bike sales skyrocket as commuters turn to alternative transport options

With commuters turning away from public transport in droves during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have turned to e-bikes and e-scooters as their preferred method of travel.

A sharp spike in sales over the past few months has seen some e-bike sellers worried there soon won’t be enough supply to keep up with demand.

With social distancing measures limiting where many Australians can travel to for exercise, many e-bike stores have reported an increase in enquires as customers look for ways to get out and about while maintaining social distancing.

According to The Guardian, this growing interest has caused one Sydney based bike mechanic to pause bike servicing to keep up with the number of bike assemblies being requested, with many other businesses are facing similar situations.

Similar scenes are being seen across the ditch in New Zealand, with Auckland based store The Electric Bike Team being forced to cancel their winter birthday sale due to low supply.

Customers are being warned to get in and order now if they are interested in securing an e-bike, with demand expected to continue to rise as we head into Summer.

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29 July 2020

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