Best Buy Gets into the Electric Bike Biz

West Coast Best Buy stores will get a charge out of the electronics giant’s latest offering: electric-powered bicycles. Best Buy will sell six EV bikes and two scooters built by Izip, as well as the A2B electric bike by Ultra Motor. Prices range from $300 to $2,000, according to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

Electric bikes allow the rider to choose pedal power or battery power. They don’t go very fast — usually 15-20 mph max — nor do they go very far without some work on the rider’s part, maybe as much as 30 miles. But for longer bike commutes, or to arrive at work without having to shower and get in a workout on the way home, a battery-powered bike may do the trick.

Image of the Izip Urban Cruiser Enlightened courtesy of Izip.

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  1. Nolan Brown’s avatar

    This is fantastic news. I have one of the IZIP electric bikes and it has changed my life. They are great fun to ride for transportation or just for pleasure. Its gotten me back on a bicycle — something I never expected to happen and I feel like a kid again!