Electric bikes are vehicles for positive social change. The kind of massive social change we haven’t seen since Henry Ford first rolled cars off the production line or Telecom rolled out it’s mobile network around the country.
The BSB vision - A nationwide electric biker network that provides 21st Century urban mobility for a happy, sustainable Aotearoa.
The facts speak for the scale, need and urgency for this social change. Kiwis spend up to 24 days a year stuck in traffic. That’s more than most workers have for annual leave. It’s a real tension that impacts not only on our environment, but also our economy in deteriorating productivity and mental health. And, the petrol prices keep going up.
67% of vehicle use in this country is to take a 5km trip - a 15 minute ride on an electric bike. Globally, e.bikes are a phenomenon, out selling electric cars 10 to 1. Venture capital has followed with a 1000% increase in funding since last year to a massive $2.5b.
It’s about leading and establishing a new industry and street culture. Partnerships in public, private and pop-culture sectors are instrumental in this.
The mission is to normalise e.biking. To take it mainstream, by making it:
The nationwide Big Street biker network model is built on a self sustaining ‘Electric Triangle’ of:
1. Rechargerys - service stations of the future, for electric bikers.
2. Members - subscription packages for individuals and organisations.
3. Bikestops - convenient street furniture to safely park and charge your bike.
Welcome to the good buzz. Let’s ride the electric life. Yeah!
The gathering place for the new biker culture where you can recharge your battery and get your bike serviced by your local mechanic. Electrified by Mercury, the Rechargerys of the Big Street Bikers network operate completely off-grid with their solar power, so bikers are in fact riding on sunshine.