History of National E-Bike Day
This is a new holiday even though e-bikes have been around since 1895. Yup, that’s right! The first U.S. patent for an e-bike was granted in 1895 to Ogden Bolton Jr., who invented a battery-powered electric bicycle with a hub motor mounted near the rear wheel. The spark of innovation was lit and inspired Hosea W. Libby to create an e-bike propelled by a double electric motor that was placed inside the crankiest axle hub, which is seen in some current e-bike models. Almost a hundred years later, the Pedal Electric Cycle, now known as pedal-assist, was integrated into e-bikes. This changed the way e-bikes were designed and allowed riders to activate the motor by the traditional throttle or by peddling. Fast forward to today, e-bike popularity has grown significantly, reflected in the fact that global sales have outpaced electric and hybrid car sales in the past two years and are projected to increase.
Lectric eBikes was founded on the idea of changing the way people move. The solution was creating the best e-bike at the best cost, which prioritized offering the best value per dollar, ease of use through pre-assembled shipping and superior customer service throughout and after the buying process. By putting great value and the consumers’ experience first, Lectric has sold over 300,000 e-bikes since 2019. To celebrate this achievement and the collective work of the entire e-bike industry, Lectric eBikes is thrilled to establish and sponsor National E-Bike Day.