Have you set your eyes on an electric motorbike and was surprised by the high price? You were not the only one that felt defeated by looking at the price-tag of an electric two-wheeler. Here we will explain why the electric bikes and motorcycles are still expensive compared to their “regular” counterparts.
The electric bikes are powered by lithium-ion batterie-packs, that can reach steep prices. The more powerful batteries can cost as much as 1000
Electric motorbikes are still niche products, made by small manufacturers or even by the enthusiasts at their own garages. Since the manufacturers can’t predict how many bikes they will be able to sell, they are forced to produce them in small numbers, which raises the price of the parts they have to order from the whole-sellers. This fact combined with costume demands from their costumers, result in the higher prices of the end-products.
HIGHER QUALITY COMPONENTS
This one is more in order with the prices of electric bicycles then of the costs of electric motorcycles. Since electric bicycles reach higher speed then regular bikes, they need sturdier frames and better brakes, which are at the end more costly.
Electric bicycles are heavier than regular bikes, so their shipping is also more expensive.
Since electric motorbikes have gained in popularity just in the last few years, competition, especially in the off-road dirt-bike segment, is not big, so manufacturers don’t have to lower their prices. This could change quickly however since the demand for all sorts of electric vehicles is on the rise.
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