Father and son launch e-bike retailer in Taradale as demand grows – New Zealand Herald

Father and son Dave and Alex McGregor (pictured) have opened the shop to fulfill excessive demand for e-bikes. Photograph / Warren Buckland
A father and son duo has launched into a brand new enterprise enterprise in Taradale after seeing an increase within the variety of e-bikes throughout Hawke’s Bay.
Dave McGregor has been working within the bicycle business for nearly 20 years in Hawke’s Bay and has began his personal e-bike store with son Alex McGregor, referred to as Electrify NZ Hawke’s Bay.
Their retailer sells solely electrical bikes and opened final Wednesday alongside the principle avenue of Taradale, Gloucester St, within the outdated United Video constructing.
“It’s a specialist e-bike retailer,” he mentioned.
“It was a straightforward name [to only sell electric bikes].
“From a buyer perspective, coming in, they’re all in favour of e-bikes and that’s all they’ll see.”
Dave mentioned they’d already offered 9 bikes as at Monday afternoon and he believed e-bike demand was persevering with to develop throughout Hawke’s Bay.
He estimated that the variety of e-bikes had in all probability tripled in Hawke’s Bay throughout the previous three years, from what he had seen within the business.
“When the primary imports arrived [in New Zealand], folks have been curious however a bit uncertain,” he mentioned.
“Now everybody needs an e-bike and I do know why.
“They open up an enormous vary of out of doors choices for folks of all ages and capabilities, particularly while you’re driving into the Hawke’s Bay’s dominant head winds.”
Whereas electrical bikes price about the identical as a second-hand automobile – with costs starting from $2500 to $9000 on the Electrify NZ web site – Dave mentioned he hoped increasingly folks would select them over a automobile to commute to work.
“The infrastructure is there for everybody to do it,” he mentioned of the bike tracks in Hawke’s Bay.
“However it’s as much as us I believe to attempt to push it a bit extra and get extra folks biking and leaving the automobile at residence, which is sweet for everybody.”
The shop will look to rent out e-bikes sooner or later however is presently simply promoting the bikes.