Just How Many E-Bike Companies Are There Anyway? You’ll Be Stunned

It was after viewing endless advertisements from obscure e-bike companies that I began to wonder: Just how many e-bike companies are there anyway? The answer is shocking. And ever expanding. I went down the rabbit hole and haven’t hit the den yet.

I skipped the obvious, big-name players. You should already know that every major bicycle company (like Specialized, Trek, Giant and Cannondale) offers e-bikes. There is also an ever-increasing number of motorcycle and automobile companies jumping into the e-bike game. I haven’t counted them either. The e-bikes being pitched on crowdfunding sites are not counted because they won’t exist until (or if) they eventually ship. To give you an idea of this volume, I recently counted over 60 e-bike concepts on Indiegogo alone.

My ever-expanding list is made up of e-bike companies that sell anywhere from a few hundred units to those who sell thousands. Prices range from under a grand to thousands of dollars. The majority have no retail locations and sell directly to you (with instructions on how to assemble the bike). My first directory boasts over 100 e-bike companies. The quality and model selection is mind numbing. Many companies offer strikingly similar models (with different graphics and slightly tweaked component mixes) that I assume come out of one or two factories in China. Then, there are e-bikes so unique (and unproven) in design that you can speculate the company was launched based on a cocktail-napkin doodle. I pray to God these companies have a quality control department (or there may be a hot time in your garage tonight).

After reaching the 141-brand mark, all I could think of is, “Dang, I wish I accepted advertising on Jimmy Mac On Two Wheels.” But, it appears Facebook and Google beat me to the punch.

The List So Far (September 16, 2021)
Please forgive me if the link is no longer active. Many of these companies are apt to disappear just as fast as new brands are launched.

American Electric

Addmotor

Annobike

AnyWhere Bikes

Ariel Rider

Aspadz

Aventon

Batch

Bavarian Electric Bikes

Benno

Bike Berry

Bird

Blix

Bolton Ebikes

Boogie Bikes

Brompton

Bulls

Bunch Bikes

Cero Bikes

Charge

Civilized Cycles

Crew

Cube

Cyrusher

Darrvin Electric

Delfast

Dohenybike

Dost

E-Cell

E-Lux

E-Tek

Eahora

EBC Electric

Ecotric

Electric Bike Technologies

Emojo

Esoteric

eSpin

ET.Cycle

Eunorau

Evelo

Fantic

Fido

Flyer

FreeForce

Frey

Gazelle

Genze

Gocycle

Gotrax

Haibike

Haoqi

HeyBike

Hilltoppers

Himiway

HP Velotechnik

Hummingbird Bike

Hyper Bike Co.

iGo

iZip

Jeep

Jetson

Jube

Juiced Bikes

Junto

Jupiter

KBO

Kent

Lectric

Leeds

Leon Cycle

Liberty Trike & Bikes

Lohner

Luna

M2S Bikes

MacWheels

Magnum

Matchless

Maxfoot

Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team

Micargi

Monday Motorbikes

Mondraker

Montague

MotoTec

MV Agusta (Motorcycle brand)

Mycle

Nakto

NCM

OHM

Optibike

Onyx

Peace Bicycles

Pedego

Propella

PRW

Qualisport

Quitekat

Rad Power Bikes

Raleigh

Rambo

Rattan

Retrospec

Revi

Ridel

Riese & Muller

Rize

Ruff Cycles

Rumble Motors

Rungu

Samson Electric Bikes

Senada Bikes

Serial 1 (Motorcycle brand)

Snapcycle

Sohoo

Sondors

Super73

Suru

Swagtron

Syl Power Bikes

Tamee

Tern

Toroid

Turboant

Ultima

Urban Arrow

Vaast

Vallkree

VanMoof

Vintage Electric Bikes

Virtue Cycles

Vivi

Volt

Walmart

Wicked Thumb

Wing

X-Treme

Xtracycle

Yuba

Zeitgeist

Zoos Bikes

Zugo Bike

 

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