Triumph introduces its first electric bike, the Trekker GT

Estimated range on a single charge is 150 kilometres, or 93 miles. The lightweight frame is made of 6061 hydro-formed aluminium, and that integrated battery is also lockable for added security. RockShox Paragon forks with 65mm travel support your ride in front,while a Selle Royal Vivo saddle supports you in the rear. Shimano Deore M6000 180/160 brakes bring you to a stop as and where you tell them to. Integrated LED lighting, full length black mudguards to encourage you to ride in all weather, a blacked-out pannier rack, and an ABUS pro-shield integrated lock all come with purchase, and additional accessories are available through Triumph as well. The UK price starts at £2,950.   Of course, Triumph isn’t the first moto manufacturer to head down the primrose e-bike path. In December 2019, influential accounting firm Deloitte released its annual technology, media, and telecommunications predictions. In it, the company predicted worldwide sales of 130 million e-bikes between 2020 and 2023. This major shift is due in large part to lithium-ion batteries replacing the old lead-acid batteries frequently found in e-bikesas recently as 2016, according to Deloitte. Hitting a sweet spot between light weight, range, convenience, power, and comparatively low prices has resulted in e-bikes becoming thehighest-selling electric vehicles on the market today. Clearly, both product development and determining a company’s future direction take time, so all these OEMS have obviously been working on their e-bike strategies well before 2019. However, Deloitte’s most recent 2019 report only serves to underscore what it and other analysts have been pointing to for the past few years, which is why we’re seeing entire industries shift inthis direction over time.