As the countries across the globe learn to live with lockdown, there’s an unexpected surge in biking. Be it a daily dose of exercise or as a means to get around the city, biking is emerging as a resilient way.
Right now, there are numerous startups offering bikes on rent. One of the subscription bike services that has revolutionised the bicycle industry is Swapfiets.
Netflix of bikes
This Dutch startup was founded in 2014 by three young entrepreneurs – Richard Burger, Martijn Obers, and Dirk de Bruijn while studying at Delft University. From renting out a handful of bikes in the garage to the biggest cycle owner, Swapfiets brilliant rise has impressed everyone in equal measures.
Swapfiets Power 7 e-bike with latest tech and design
Recently, Swapfiets introduced a new version of its Swapfiets Power 7 e-bike with the latest technologies and an adapted design. According to the company, e-bikes have become a popular alternative to the car and other public transports.
As a result, Swapfiets has seen a sharp increase in the number of pre-orders for the new e-bike in recent months. The Dutch scaleup has therefore increased production and has also considerably increased the number of cities where the e-bike will be available.
Available in 26 cities in Europe
Swapfiets now offers the Power 7 e-bike in 26 cities in Europe. In the Netherlands, the electric Swapfiets is now available in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Arnhem, Den Bosch, Groningen, Nijmegen and Maastricht.
Ideal for long-distance
With a maximum speed of 25 km/h and a range of 145 km, the new Swapfiets Power 7 is ideal for long-distance traveling and people who live outside the city. It also has a removable and easy to charge battery setup as well.
With an aluminum frame and anti-puncture tires, Swapfiets offers the e-bikes in subscription form at €75/month. Later this year, the company is also planning to expand its service to Milan, Paris, and London.
Marc van Pappelendam, general manager of Swapfiets: “With the introduction of the improved Power 7 and the accompanying subscription, we are meeting the daily mobility needs of residents in the main cities in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Denmark and later this year in London, Paris, and Milan. ”
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