Public Bike Provider Nextbike Steps up Pace by Electrifying its Fleet
SANGERHAUSEN, Germany – Public bike sharing systems around Europe as well as in other parts of the world are increasingly being electrified. Also nextbike, the German bike sharing system provider that claims to be leading in Europe, is adding more and more electric bicycles to its fleets that are operating in some 60 German cities as well as in 27 other countries and 150 cities worldwide like Dubai, Berlin, Pittsburgh and Warsaw.
Leipzig, Germany based nextbike GmbH has placed an order for 40,000 public bikes at Sachsenring Bike Manufaktur GmbH in Sangerhausen. Striking aspect to the order is that more than half of these bikes intended for the German and European markets are e-bikes.
Production facility in Leipzig
Sachsenring Bike Manufaktur is not the only place where the nextbikes are being made. “We also assemble our bikes in our own production facility in Leipzig”, says Ralf Kalupner, CEO and founder of nextbike GmbH. “The demand for our bike sharing system is immense. Our order books are full to the brim”. Kalupner further expressed his satisfaction with establishing a partnership with Sachsenring Bike Manufaktur for serving growing international demand for his bike share system.
Serving bike share trend
In his reaction Sachsenring Bike Manufaktur CEO Stefan Zubcic points to the growing trend towards bike sharing in cities. “This will tremendously increase in the coming years. We are pleased to be able to serve this trend by producing bicycles and e-bikes. It goes well together with our current strategy of actively offering our comprehensive manufacturing capabilities for assembly services”.