Pedego has introduced the lowest price e-bike in history
Pedego's most popular e-bike models typically cost upwards of $3,000, but the company's latest e-bike is only half that price.Today, Pedego Element is entering bike stores as the archer of the major value-oriented e-bike companies.
The listing price of the Pedego Element is only $1,495, which is the pricing range currently dominated by competitor Rad Power Bikes.
But Pedego hopes its network of more than 120 retail outlets in the U.S. will give it a foothold in the new market.This advantage can be important, especially since a specification does not necessarily place a def Go Element above or above other products in the field.
Designed as a class 2 electric bicycle, the Pedego Element includes a manual throttle and pedal assist, both of which provide a maximum speed of 20 MPH (32 km/h).
The hub motor after 500W is powered by 500WH lithium battery.The battery is removable and mounted on the lower tube.
The Pedego element displays the tire grease of a 20-inch rim 4 inches wide, giving the bike a compact stance, but still allowing it to operate on less forgiving terrain such as sand and snow.
As Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo explains in the statement provided to Electrek:
Element's goal is to provide the quality and local services Pedego is known for at an affordable price.
The release is good news, coming on the heels of a massive safety recall announced by Pedego.The recall of some of the company's most popular models, including Pedego intercept, City Commuter, Boomerang, Ridge Rider, Trail Tracker and Stretch, was sold between January 2018 and August 2020 because of "potential fall hazards."
It's good to see Pedego introduce bikes costing around $1,500, since they used to cost as little as $2,000, even though the company's most popular bikes usually cost much more.
I'm actually a fan of the 20*4 fat tire format.It offers an interesting all-electric bike that won't become a mechanical behemoth like some of the fat bikes I tested.
I would have liked to see some better specs on the bike design, including more power.In the US, with an option to boost the power to 750W, it seems shameful not to offer it, especially for a bike with fat tyres, which benefit from more power and can be cycled in more remote places.