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Best Buy to Stock E-Bikes in Select Stores

Published April 29, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Electronics giant Best Buy will sell electric bikes at some of its stores in the next month.

“Best Buy will be piloting electric-powered personal transportation products at some of our stores on the West Coast later this spring,” said Paula Baldwin, senior manager for Best Buy public relations.

Currie Technologies will be stocking Best Buy with six different Izip models, ranging in price from $499-$2,000. The Southern California-based company will also provide Best Buy with two electric scooters at $299 and $599, according to Currie president Larry Pizzi.

“There could be a larger rollout as we approach this holiday season,” Pizzi said. Pizzi said the e-bikes will be featured in 20 Best Buy stores.

Ultra Motor will also have some of its A2B e-bikes at Best Buy. Ultra Motor was unavailable to comment for this story.

“We’re encouraging Best Buy to have diversity [of brands],” Pizzi said. “We hope that many others participate.”

For much more on this story including analysis on why Best Buy might be perfectly suited to carry e-bikes, be sure to read the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

CAPTION: The Izip Urban Cruiser Enlightened is one of Currie’s six electric bike models to be featured at Best Buy.

—Jason Norman

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