Canada’s first subscription electrical bike service has launched in Vancouver.
Zygg mobility provides weekly and monthly subscription plans for a variety of ebike models, starting from $49/week or $99/month.
Zygg’s founding ambition is to provide simple and affordable ebikes for everyone. The high cost of electric bikes and unknown maintenance costs can prevent some people from exploring the opportunity.
Designed for personal riders, gig delivery riders, hotels and enterprise customers, Zygg subscriptions include free home delivery, next day repairs & home ‘swaps’, maintenance and even theft & damage protection.
“Electric bikes are exploding in popularity, for good reason” says Zygg CEO & co-founder Kevin McLaughlin. “They are as easy to ride as any bicycle, but their electric assist extends the reach for everyone. Ebikes truly are a car-replacement for many trips across the Lower Mainland. Even for those of us over 40. (I like to say that ebikes come in 3 speeds: 5, 10 and 20 years younger.)”
Zygg ebikes was launched in Toronto in June 2020 and will be operating across the Greater Vancouver Area from a shop in Railtown.
“Last week we on-boarded customers with ebikes who are using them for food delivery, and for commuting,” adds Sachit Chawla, General Manager of Zygg Vancouver. “This week we will be delivering ebikes to our Enterprise customer Tiggy Delivery, a national quick food service venture based in the Vancouver area. Our goal is to get 500 ebikes out with riders this spring, and grow from there.”
Which bikes are available – Can I switch brand/models ???