Electric bike sales soared during lockdown as people looked for alternative ways to stay fit and get around, whilst avoiding public transport.
The e-bikes have become increasingly popular in recent years, with around 100,000 sold in Britain last year – an increase of around 40 per cent annually, according to Mintel.
John Worthington, senior analyst at the market research firm, said: ‘The e-bike market has been growing rapidly over the past two years and consumer interest is high.
‘While accounting for a fraction of bike sales, the scale of potential growth for e-bikes is huge.’
However, the price tag associated with the bikes has put some people off, with the bikes ranging well into the high thousands.
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