"The UK government has demonstrated strong support for e-bikes as a sustainable transportation solution. Initiatives like the Cycle to Work scheme, which offers tax incentives and subsidies for e-bike purchases, have stimulated consumer demand. Additionally, the government has invested in cycling infrastructure and implemented regulations to promote the safe and convenient use of e-bikes on roads and cycle lanes. UK consumers are increasingly drawn to the benefits offered by e-bikes. Commuters, in particular, appreciate the convenience and efficiency of e-bikes for navigating urban areas and avoiding traffic congestion. Leisure riders, including outdoor enthusiasts and tourists, also contribute to the growing demand for e-bikes. Furthermore, e-bikes appeal to a wide range of demographics, including older adults seeking a more accessible mode of transportation. The UK electric bicycle market features a diverse range of manufacturers, including both domestic and international players. Prominent UK brands such as Brompton, Raleigh, and Pashley have gained recognition for their e-bike models tailored to the UK market. International manufacturers like Bosch, Shimano, and Yamaha provide advanced electric drive systems and components, partnering with UK e-bike manufacturers to offer innovative products. According to the report, ""United Kingdom (UK) Electric Bicycle Market Overview, 2027"", published by Bonafide Research, the market is projected to expand at a significant growth rate during the forecast period. Factors such as inclination towards healthy lifestyles, a growing fitness trend, and increasing preference for recreational activities, specifically among youth, are expected to supplement the growth of the electric bike market throughout the forecast period. Furthermore, government regulations encouraging the use of e-bikes, increased R&D investment, the growing trend of all-terrain e-bikes for commuting and recreational activities in remote areas are expected to create several lucrative opportunities in the United Kingdom (UK) electric bike market in the coming years. Further, the decrease in the cost of Li-ion batteries is driving the e-bike market. The increase in the use of e-bikes in the automotive sector has provided Li-ion battery manufacturers with economies of scale, decreasing the cost of Li-ion batteries and making them viable for use in e-bikes. As a result, the adoption of Li-ion batteries has increased in e-bikes, particularly by bike-sharing firms.
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The e-Bike market is witnessing a lot of technological advancements for more optimized and reliable products. The connected e-Bike is one such advancement, wherein the SIM module enables the eBike to send and receive data to and from the cloud without a connected smartphone. The connected e-bikes provide advanced features like emergency calls, integrated navigation, social media connection, an anti-theft system, and remote diagnostics, which attract a larger customer base. Therefore, the trend for connected e-Bikes would create an opportunity for the e-Bike market to develop and grow during the forecast period. Consumer preference for e-bikes as an eco-friendly and efficient mode of transportation, rising fuel costs, and increased interest in cycling as a fitness and recreational activity across the country are expected to drive market growth. Furthermore, improvement in biking infrastructure and battery technology is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the electric bike market's growth. According to the report, the United Kingdom (UK) electric bicycle (E-bike) market is segmented into two propulsion types, including pedal assist and throttle. Among these types, the pedal assist segment occupied a major portion of the market share in 2021 and is expected to continue growing during the forecast period. The higher market growth is attributed to its better battery life, lower servicing needs, and the ability for users to choose from three to five modes of pedal-assist depending on the model. However, the throttle segment is anticipated to exhibit a higher CAGR during the forecast period. Factors such as decreased pedaling effort in scenarios such as accelerating up a hill or cruising will drive the growth of this segment. Further, the market is segmented into three class types, including Class 1: Pedal Assist, Class 2: Throttle On Demand, and Class 3: Speed Pedelec. Class 1 e-bikes had the highest market revenue share in 2021 and are expected to maintain their dominance in the coming years. The rising demand for pedelecs because of their health assistance along with power assistance within the range of 25 kph that does not have any regulation on its driving is likely to propel the growth of class 1 e-bikes. Furthermore, based on the application, the city/urban segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the upcoming timeframe. COVID-19 Impacts: The COVID-19 outbreak has given a huge boost to the electric bike market. As people have become more cautious and with public transport taking a backseat even after the lifting of lockdowns, electric bikes have turned out to be the preferred choice of transport because it's fast, easy to ride, cheap and safe. The government restrictions and lockdowns during the first quarter of 2020 dampened the sale of e-Bikes as the stores were closed, and the commute was allowed for only essential services. However, after removing all impositions due to increased vaccination drives, things have started to normalize with the opening of offices and all other regular activity stores globally, which has again increased the regular travel scenario of commuters. The electric bike market is estimated to observe a huge boost in sales post-COVID-19 during the forecast period.
Considered in this report • Geography: United Kingdom (UK) • Historic year: 2016 • Base year: 2021 • Estimated year: 2022 • Forecast year: 2027 Aspects covered in this report • United Kingdom (UK) Electric Bicycle (E-Bikes) market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Various divers and challenges • Ongoing trends and developments • Five force models • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation Segment covered in the report • By Propulsion Type • Pedal Assist • Throttle
By Class Type • Class 1: Pedal Assist • Class 2: Throttle On Demand • Class 3: Speed Pedelec By Battery Type • Lithium-Ion Battery • Lead-Acid Battery • Others By Application • City/Urban • Trekking (E-mountain Bikes/e-MTB) • Cargo • Others (Speed e-bikes, Foldable, Fat Bicycle) The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and analyzing the government- generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have verified the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience: This report can be useful to Industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to electric bicycle products industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry."