E-bikes have become mainstream in the market. In order to help bicycle manufacturers understand the policy of subsidizing the testing of e-bikes, and to develop the application and safety-related proposal of Cargo Bike, it is also necessary for bicycle manufacturers to better understand the E-BIKE MARKET. The China Taiwan BicycleR & D CENTER CHC held a series of seminars at the end of March, and invited its predecessors from Japan's Panasonic to share with them Contents include current market trends in Japan, reasons for market expansion, basic components of electric bicycles, the current market and future direction, development of goods.
Aging Population Fuels Sales
According to Tomio Shimizu, aging in Japan is one of the main reasons for the expansion of the market. In 1990, there were 12% of people over 65 years old in Japan, but by 2016, the population over 65 years old already accounted for 27% It has also boosted e-bike sales. He also believes that Taiwan's demographic profile is similar, so the Taiwan Electric Bicycle market will expand in the future.
Japan's electric bikes have long been dominated by Panasonic, Yamaha, and Bridgestone, but the overseas brands include the Trek, Corratec, Tern and Bianchi sports cars. Consumers will pay attention to price, battery capacity, charging time, charging times, car weight, brand awareness, after-sales service, and other factors when they buy an electric bicycle, Shimizu said.
Current Situation and Future of Japanese Market
The Japanese Electric Bicycle specifications range from less than 250 W motor output power to less than 24km / h. When it was first developed in 1993, the ratio of pedal power to output power was 1:1 within a speed of 15km / h after more than 15 km, the auxiliary power will be reduced to zero after 24 km. After 2008, the speed will be increased from 10 km to 1:2, and over 10 km per hour, and the auxiliary power will be reduced to zero after 24 km Already in Japan, many shippers are using electric bikes such as e-Cargo.
In recent markets, a smoother start and safer brakes are essential. The increase in battery capacity, so that the battery life and use time, is the future trend. Simply put, the introduction of new technology, so that the functionality of electric bicycles, security is a necessary development direction.
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