REGION Success curve in the electromobility sector continues to rise. Balance 2018 shows which future trends await us.
E-biking continues to boom in tourism
In 2017, e-bikes caught up with the good old bicycle. By the end of 2018 at the latest, a clear picture emerged: electric bikes continue to boom, which also pleases retailers and manufacturers. Even more pleasing is this Development for tourism regionswho recognized the trend years ago and equipped themselves with the technology and modern charging stations in good time.
Rising demand for e-bikes
According to RegioData Research, more than 300,000 electric bicycles are currently in use in Austria, and demand has been rising so strongly for years that manufacturers are barely keeping up with production. This development can be observed throughout Europe and an end to the boom is not in sight for quite some time, because with constant improvements in battery performance, drive technology and other innovations, new target groups are continuously being developed.
What this means for the trade and tourism is obvious: Those who have not yet embraced the e-mobility trend should act quickly before other tourist regions attract and win over the ambitious e-bikers. For example, some destinations are already one step ahead. To name just a few examples: The Tauern Cycle Path became the first river bike path with full charging infrastructure for e-bikes, the communities of the Salzburg lakeland have joined forces to expand the e-bike infrastructure and now a new Eldorado for e-bikers is also emerging in the Mürzzuschlag area.
Expansion of the e-charging infrastructure
Other tourist regions are now following suit. In view of the current figures and the forecasts for the next ten years, the expansion of the e-bike infrastructure is an investment in the future. For more information about innovative technologies, charging stations, charging cables or complete concepts for entire regions, municipalities, restaurateurs and businesses, please contact bike-energy, the Austrian expert for e-bike charging stations.