Voltaire Cycles E-Bike Store Franchises opens in Denver
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colorado – Voltaire Cycles® Franchises announces the opening of its 3rd retail location in Highlands Ranch, Colorado – a suburb of Denver Colorado. Voltaire Cycles Franchises is an electric vehicle (EV) retailer specializing in electric bicycles, electric scooters, electric tricycles, special needs electric vehicles and electric skateboards. The new store is located at 9579 S. University Blvd. Suite #170, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Franchise owners Todd and Lori Logan decided to open a Voltaire Cycles® in Colorado because they watched riders of all ages and abilities enter the trail system that surrounds the Denver Metro. Many of their friends now commute to work or school on an e-bike or e-scooter. “Denver Metro is one of the hottest markets for green living and commuting solutions,” says Lori Logan.
Voltaire Cycles® Franchises is the premier national retailer focused exclusively on the vast market of personal electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries. Unlike a bike shop that may have a few e-bikes mixed in with conventional bikes and gear, a Voltaire Cycles store offers the complete collection of e-mobility products, including all makes and models of e-vehicles, parts spare parts, batteries, equipment, and full-service technical support. “It’s the diversity of riding options that makes a Voltaire Cycles franchise store so unique,” says James Gilson, co-founder of the franchise brand. “People are attracted to certain rides just as they are to certain types of cars.”
“We are on the verge of a major shift in the way we think about public transit and personal mobility,” said CEO and co-founder Derek Mithaug. “Before e-bikes, there were basically 3 options for people to travel short distances; walk, drive your own vehicle, or take a public transit or taxi ride.” The recent introduction of light-duty electric vehicles paves the way for new riders to seek better-paying jobs in higher-rent neighborhoods without having to spend a lot of time on public transport.
Electric mobility pioneers and world leaders such as Yamaha, Boosted, Bulls, BH, Glion, Evolve, One Wheel and Magnum are trying to meet the demand. According to NPD – an industry research data firm – sales of e-bikes in the US soared 78% over sales a year earlier. This data does not take into account the recent increase in electric scooter sharing programs which have introduced many more people to the benefits of driving an electric vehicle. With so many drivers getting in and out of their personal electric vehicles, it’s inevitable that some will become owners.
“After experiencing a ride or two on one of the scooter-sharing programs, it’s natural for customers to start investigating ownership costs,” says Mithaug. “Vehicles designed for public sharing programs are built like tanks to withstand abuse from riders and harsh weather. E-bikes and scooters designed for consumer ownership have much better components, superior ergonomics and much better battery life An e-bike with a Brose mid-drive motor and a 700wh battery can go 100 miles on a single charge.”
A grand opening sale event is scheduled for Saturday March 28, 2020 at the new Voltaire Cycles® of Highlands Ranch. The store is completely designed as an early 19th century motorcycle dealership. “Our goal is to bring Colorado riders the best technology from leading e-mobility brands – and to provide the kind of support you’ve come to expect from an industry growing around new battery technology,” says Todd Logan. The store is currently open for pre-season testing, rentals, sales and repairs. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for the company’s events listing on www.voltairecyclesco.com.
Entrepreneurs looking to enter the electric mobility industry can find out more about Voltaire Cycles Franchise on its website: www.voltairefranchises.com. The company offers multiple retail and online sales opportunities that provide new franchise owners with exclusive territory rights for multi-brand representation and a large catalog of vehicles and products. A new store can be open in as little as 13 weeks with nearly unlimited potential for fleet and rental sales to police departments, parks and recreation departments, hotel and resort excursions, rentals and direct sales.