ZyroFisher has become the latest cycling distributor to throw weight behind the electric scooter movement, inking a deal with Egret and The Urban.
Covering the UK and Ireland, the two brands will have stock ready to be scooted out from next month. The stock will stem from Walberg Urban Electrics, based out of Hamburg.
Walberg Urban Electric’s Florian Walberg said: “We are proud to have won ZyroFisher as partner for the UK. Their extensive knowledge of the market helps us strengthen our position as quality and price performance leader for electric scooters. Brick-and-mortar retailers can now benefit from ZyroFisher’s well-established processes in the fields of sales, service, and operations.”
Director of Brand’s Nikki Hawyes added: “With safe movement and health becoming more important, electric scooters are a viable alternative means of transport. We’re excited to be working with Florian and his team to bring their EGRET and THE-URBAN scooter brands to the UK and Ireland. We have been impressed by the quality of their product and their passionate and thoughtful approach to design.”
Legislation relating to the legality of electric scooters is said to be being accelerated at the present time in a bid to meet the transportation challenges of the Coronavirus head on. It appears that this legislation will restrict the speed to slower than that permitted with assistance of an electric bike; The Times reports 12.5mph will be permitted. Public road and cycle path use is likely to be permitted, though pavement use will not.
Early research by CyclingIndustry.News on the topic of bike shops carrying such vehicles has about one in three shops interested, though opinion is divided and seemingly changing with the news.
Moore Large was the first cycling distributor to debut into the segment in the UK, taking on Reid’s scooter product, which was debuted to retail accounts at CoreBike.
More detail on the ZyroFisher deal as we have it. You can read more about the emerging electric scooter segment here. Notably, Pure Electric, formerly known as Pure Scooters, has taken on numerous former Cycle Republic premises and rebranded each.