As a lot as we hate to do it, the current Trump-era commerce warfare tariffs which have been lastly carried out for electrical bikes on January 1st 2021 are forcing us to extend the costs of our electrical bikes. We have now lengthy been main the trade in a extra inexpensive strategy to high quality electrical bikes and we plan on persevering with this pattern sooner or later. Nonetheless, the added 25% expense to our merchandise has pressured us to extend our product costs 5-10% (+$100) per mannequin. This isn’t going to cowl all of our elevated expense, however we do hope it will likely be sufficient to maintain us in enterprise till this dangerous coverage is ended.
- As a result of 25% tariffs on electrical bikes (Jan 1st 2021) our costs have elevated +$100 per mannequin.
- We have now decreased our delivery prices even, and working prices much more previously yr and simplified our B2C mannequin to move on extra financial savings to you.
- As a result of extra value financial savings on our half, we’re in a position to scale back the affect of those 25% tariffs, and we additionally plan to cowl half of this added expense.
- It was unsustainable to proceed promoting our high quality bikes on the 2020 costs because of the added tariff expense.
Cause for Optimism?
With the brand new presidential administration, we hope the dangerous commerce warfare can be ended, however to this point it doesn’t seem to be this can occur. We additionally hope new insurance policies selling the extremely environment friendly transportation through electrical bike can be adopted on a federal degree, which might permit us to supply electrical bikes to you in any respect time low’s within the coming years. If EV’s are going to obtain a $7500 federal tax credit score, we imagine transportation by electrical bike needs to be rewarded as effectively. Sadly, credit and even tariff exclusions should not right here but, however we’ll do every thing in our energy to supply high quality private transportation to you on the lowest attainable worth.