Irish e-bike retailer GreenAer is planning its first ever dedicated Cargo Bike-only outlet in Dublin.
Its three stores in Dublin, Mullingar and Cork continue to expand, with a surge of commercial and consumer interest in renewable transport. GreenAer is to open a new store in Galway this year, plus a new retail premises in Dublin as well as plans for partnerships in Paris and Barcelona.
Now three years in operation, sales jumped four-fold in 2020 with over 1,000 e-bikes sold. GreenAer currently employs 15 staff, and expects to add a further 15 over the next three years.
Olivier Vander Elst of GreenAer said: “The increase in sales is reflective of the fact that so many people have taken up cycling in the past 12 months, and are now looking at alternative, greener forms of transport for their daily commute. E-bikes and eCargo bikes are the perfect solution to the Covid-19 era of living.
“There are predictions that the European e-bike market will triple within the next five years, and through its hard-working sales team, GreenAer has already established itself as the market leader in Ireland. Every store in the network has reported exponential interest in e-bikes, and this further expansion will allow us to meet that growing demand in the months and years ahead.”
Olivier links the increase in demand to plans by local authorities to invest €360m nationwide in cycling infrastructure over the next four years.
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MAIN PHOTO: Lisa Redden and Olivier Vander Elst of GreenAer.