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  • 05.12.09

Best Buy to Enter the Electric Bike Business

Consumer electronics chain Best Buy revealed in February that it plans to sell the $12,000 Brammo Enertia electric bicycle in California stores, but the retailer hinted last week that it will actually sell a range of electric vehicles.

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The site claims that select Best Buy stores will sell six models of Curry Technologies’ Izip electric bike, with prices ranging from $499 to $2000. Best Buy will also begin to stock Ultra Motors’ A2B bikes priced somewhere around $2,600. Initially, the bikes will be available in 20 locations, but Best Buy says that the roll-out might be expanded in time for Christmas–essentially launching electric bikes into the big time.

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Best Buy confirmed months ago that the in-store Geek Squad will perform “level one” repairs on the Brammo bike–perhaps the Squad will also work its magic on other electric bikes in the store.

[Bicycle Retailer via Autobloggreen]

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.

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