Best Buy enters the electric transportation industry
- Best Buy has announced that it sells electric transportation products online and in select stores.
- The selection includes electric bikes, mopeds, scooters and accessories.
- Electric transportation can range from $ 900 to $ 5,000 depending on the model.
Best Buy announced Wednesday that it will begin selling a variety of electric transportation products online and in select Best Buy stores starting in October.
The electronics retailer will carry a selection of electric bikes, mopeds, scooters and accessories. Brands include Unagi, Bird, Segway-Ninebot, SUPER73 and SWFT according to a Press release.
“There has been incredible innovation in electronic transportation, and we know more and more customers are looking for ways to travel efficiently and sustainably,” said Frank Bedo, senior vice president of Best Buy in a press release. “As we expand this selection, we look forward to helping customers find the right products to meet their needs and supporting them as they hit the road safely.”
At the start of the pandemic, bicycle sales surged as more people took to the outdoors for fun amid strict lockdowns. Bike sales have since fallen 23% in April 2021 compared to sales last year, according to NPD.
However, electric bikes are expected to become a $ 70 billion in industry by 2027. As more Americans scramble to find environmentally friendly ways to get around, e-bikes are increasingly priced more attractively than electric vehicles, with prices of the lowest prices. electric bikes ranging from $ 900 to $ 5,000.
Electric transportation products are available online now, but customers can visit Best Buy stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, Orlando, New York, and Puerto Rico starting October 10. Verge’s reports. For an additional $ 100, you can pay to have a member of Best Buy’s Geek Squad come and assemble your e-transport right at home.