Buy or sell used electric bikes with ease.
Electric bikes are gaining popularity, with models available in all shapes, sizes, and prices. As a result, a French startup called Upway began selling used and refurbished electric bikes in Europe, and now its online store is expanding to the United States.
If you’ve been considering an electric bike for riding around town, on a daily commute, climbing a mountain, or anything else, you know that electric bikes can be expensive. Upway restores gently used bikes with a rigorous testing and inspection system, then offers used e-bikes at deep discounts.
Since 2021, Upway has sold more than 10,000 electric bikes across Europe. Thanks to a growing demand in the United States, not to mention customers looking for more affordable options, the company is finally doing the same in the US following a $25 million a year Series A funding round. past.
Upway already has a great selection of used electric bikes in its US store, all with low prices and a renewed guarantee that they will perform as expected. Looking around the website, I quickly found great electric cargo bikes, MTB options from big name brands like Specialized, or even moped-style bikes from Super73.
If you don’t want to deal with the mess that is Craigslist, OfferUp, or Facebook Marketplace, Upway could be a great place to find your next electric bike, shipping within 24-48 hours of purchase.
More importantly, the company will also purchase your used electric bike, pay for shipping, and give you a check once it passes the inspection process. Keep in mind that you’ll need to be open and honest about its condition to get a reasonable quote, pack it yourself, and then use the Upway-provided label to mail it.
“Our goal at Upway is to be at the forefront of not only providing consumers with a wide selection of certified electric bikes from leading brands, but also giving them the peace of mind that comes from knowing that every product in our warehouse has been officially certified by leading mechanics. in the industry and will be ready to travel safely upon arrival.” said Toussant Wattinne, CEO of Upway.
Upway’s selection of used electric bikes comes from individual owners who sell their bikes directly to Upway, source from third-party retail bike shops, along with fleets of electric bikes and rental companies that update the line every few years.
Again, the company says that every bike on the site goes through a detailed inspection, is repaired or certified by mechanics, and comes with an Upway warranty. It’s an interesting approach and will likely be a great option for people looking to buy or sell an electric bike.