Competition Giveaway Brings
Electric Bikes to Australia
bicycles are a growing phenomenon all around the world. In Holland, 1 in 8 new bikes are electric. This
year e-bike sales in the U.S.
are set to reach a record high of 300,000, doubling the numbers for 2009. In China alone there
are approximately 120 million e-bikes in action.
now the phenomenon is catching on in Australia, too!
Bikes Pty Ltd, co-founded by George Kazacos and Jovan Vecetic, is one of the
first companies to bring electric bikes to Australia, and they expect e-bikes
to take the country by storm.
are so many reasons why electric bikes are good for you and good for the
environment,” says Mr. Kazacos. “For a start - unlike cars, they don’t emit
pollution or use fuel; they run on a chargeable battery with a life of
approximately 50km per charge. They’re incredibly eco-friendly.”
combining pedalling with the power of an electric motor, you can easily double the
speed of a regular bike,” adds Mr. Vecetic. “You can choose whether to pedal normally
or to use the motor to make it easier, so it is a great way for people who are
older, or less fit, or have sore knees to get into biking. Not to mention
making those hills much less daunting!”
can also avoid the worst of traffic congestion, and potentially save hundreds
of dollars a year on parking. Many of REEF Bikes’ electric bicycles fold away
easily, so they can be stored at the office while you work.
Roads and Traffic Authority doesn’t require a licence to ride an electric bike,
so it is easy to jump straight into this alternative form of transport.
Bikes are celebrating their launch by giving away an electric bike valued at
$1,699 on Facebook. Competition entry is free, and open to everyone who becomes
a fan on their Facebook page, at .
The competition runs from 17 November until 24
Kazacos or Jovan Vucetic
REEF Bikes Pty Ltd
11/58 Box Road
Taren Point NSW 2229
02 9540 1939