The bicycle industry has found a driving force for new pro
profits in producing electric bicycles, exploring niche markets, an
d improving intelligent and network connecting levels, Economic Daily reported Monday.
As China’s bicycle-sharing companies experienced periods of boom and decline in 2017 and
2018, many of the country’s bicycle companies have discovered new profit potential by producing e-bicycles.
Statistics show the output of shared bicycles was 5 million in 2018, a quarter of that of 2017, while the o
utput of e-bicycles reached 32.78 million in 2018, up 5.8 percent year-on-year, according to the report.
Benefiting from ever-growing demand, the development of the e-bicycle has maintained strong growth momentum. In the f
irst quarter of this year, the profit growth rate reached 28.7 percent for e-bicycle enterprises above the designated size
in the industry, which refers to those with an annual main business revenue of 20 million yuan ($2.98 million) or more.