Electric Bicycles Sales Surging in Europe

According to European Union statistics, the trade bloc reached the 1 million e-bike mark two years ago, with Germany expected to account for 450K in 2014 alone

Published: 19-Sep-2014

The number of electronic bicycles, better known as e-bikes, in Europe is growing fast.

The EU’s official statistics agency says the bloc reached the 1 million e-bike mark two years ago, but sales have dramatically increased since then. CCTV America’s Jack Barton was recently in Germany where about 450,000 e-bikes are expected to be sold this year alone.

Lutz Baddack works with horses. But when it comes to work errands around Berlin, Lutz and his staff use the company’s new e-bike that takes a few hours to charge and has a range of 140 kilometers, or about 90 miles.


E-bike sales grew 15 percent in France in 2012, while regular bicycle sales dropped 9 percent.

Electric-assist bicycle sales in Germany are expected to grow 13% in 2013, with their market share growing all around Europe.

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