Swapfiets introduces new Power 7 e-bike
Swapfiets introduces a new powerful version of its electric bicycle in Belgium: the Power 7 e-bike. The previous version was already available in Antwerp and Brussels, but the offer is now expanded.
Reliable mobility solution
Swapfiets subscribers from Ghent now for the first time get the occasion to opt for an e-bike. The new e-bike with seven speeds is a reliable mobility solution for commuting or long-distance trips through the city.
Swapfiets guarantees an e-bike that is always operational for a fixed amount per month, maintenance and repair included.
Today, Swapfiets is most popular in Brussels. “Brussels has more cyclists than ever,” says Minister of Mobility of the Brussels Region, Elke Van den Brandt (Groen).
“We have to provide more space and safety in our streets, and the offer of bikes has to be as varied as possible. Swapfiets is a perfect mixture between buying your own bike and using a shared bike.”
The new Power 7 bike can reach a maximum speed of 25 km/hour and has a 145 km range. It is perfectly fit for long distances. The integrated battery is removable for easy charging at home. That’s a plus for those who don’t have a garage or bicycle shelter.
Alternative for public transport
The bicycle has a light aluminum frame, anti-leakage tires, and costs 75 euros per month. This way, Swapfiets is an attractive alternative for public transport.
Swapfiets noticed a strong increase in demand for the last few months, and also the number of pre-orders is growing. In Belgium alone, there were 700. That is why the Dutch scale-up increased production.
Mobility is changing
Swapfiets is conquering European capitals; the number of European cities where Swapfiets is available has increased. Meanwhile, the Power 7 is available in 26 cities; until recently, this was only in eight cities.
Thomas Schiltz, district manager Belgium of Swapfiets: “Mobility in our cities is changing rapidly, also by the corona crisis. Our new Power 7 and its subscription formula meets the needs of citizens in Brussels, Antwerp, and Ghent.”
“And this need for alternative and green transport modes is similar elsewhere in Europe. That is why we increased our offer in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark.”
Swapfiets has the ambition to become the number one in micro-mobility with a subscription formula. The company recently launched e-Kick, an electric foldable scooter, and in some cities, the company is experimenting with e-Scoot, an electric motorscooter.
Users can check the availability for every city via the website or the app of the company.
More than 200 000 users
Swapfiets was the first to introduce a subscription formula for bicycles. The company was founded in 2014 in the Netherlands, and soon was one of the leaders in micro-mobility in Europe. In the meantime, the company has more than 200 000 users in Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany.
The activities in Belgium started in 2018, and in the meantime, the eye-catching bikes with the flashy blue front tire have rounded the cape of 10 000 units. Today there are more than 11 500 users in Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, Mechelen, and Leuven.