Italian excellence in the world of “electric bikes” dates back to the early 1990s
Italy is at the cutting edge of the cycling world; the stars of the Giro-E, which is being contended on the same roads and days as the Giro d’Italia with pedal assist racing bikes, are the result of a story that began more than thirty years ago in Europe and which in 2018 created the first e-Road, an “electric” racing bike with the shapes and the style of those of the champions of the Pink Race.
Italian excellence in the world of “electric bikes” dates back to the early 1990s.
On the strength of the technology from mobile phones and the electronics industry in general, there appeared on the market the first EPACs, Electric Pedal Assisted Cycles, i.e. bikes that received help from a small electric motor only if the cyclist pedals and, in any case, it stops providing assistance when a speed of 25 Km/h is reached. It is a revolution, because such a vehicle, if made like this, is equivalent to a traditional bike and represents the change of a paradigm, of a way of pedalling and of seeing the bicycle.
The first two countries to believe in the new technology were Italy and Germany. Today, thanks also to the arrival on the market of colossal industrial groups, the SPAC, PEDELEC or ebike, all synonyms for pedal-assist, is the queen of the market.