These start-ups that offer to transform your simple bike into an electric bike

DECRYPTION – It is possible to give new life to your traditional bicycle by electrifying it. Explanations.

While the beautiful days are finally back, many French people take the opportunity to bring out their expensive bike. In recent years, more and more people have had electrical equipment. “The bicycle is making a comeback, and the electric has its share»Rejoices Jean-Claude Rault, president of the French Association of Electric Bike Users (Avelec). This assistance makes it possible to cover greater distances, and widens the categories of populations who can, thanks to it, enjoy the great outdoors without too much effort. But its cost, at least € 2,000 for a new, good quality bike, remains a barrier to purchase. Several start-ups now offer an alternative: electrify your good old bike.

An attractive price

The first advantage of this option is economic: while a new electric bike does not cost less than € 2,000, the price of bicycle electrification kits generally varies between € 800 and € 1,000 depending on the type of kit, installation included. . Thomas

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