My point was that I don't think it would be overly difficult for them to build ebike motors.Yes Mission does and the bike is manufactured 15 miles from me.
because Americans are cheap and bikes are looked at as toys and e bikes more so. just look at all the cheap e bikes sold. no way would they sell that much if the price was 2k or more for the same thing.My point was that I don't think it would be overly difficult for them to build ebike motors.
American companies know how to build batteries and motors. And some of the most renown bicycle companies are in the US.
You could very well be correct. When the LiveWire was in the planning stage 6 years ago, I thought Mission was listed in the yearly stock report. I've read so much about the bike I may have read it in an article. I like the bike a lot. I own a full dresser and I'd like to get something smaller to putt around. The LiveWire is just too expensive for what it is.The Livewire motor is not manufactured by Mission Motors. I’m pretty sure they went out of business in 2015.
Panasonic batteries are Made in Japan. (including ebike 18650 batteries)because Americans are cheap and bikes are looked at as toys and e bikes more so. just look at all the cheap e bikes sold. no way would they sell that much if the price was 2k or more for the same thing.
Are the tires, wheels, tubes, spokes, nipples, axles, bearings, pedals, cranks, chainring, handlebar, grips, headlight, and taillight made in USA?Let's take Vintage Electric for example.
They make everything by themselves.
Frame is made in USA, battery case is made in USA (they do not use Reention or Hailong)
The brakes, derailleur, anything that Shimano makes can be replaced with Sram.
I think what's NOT made in USA are the batteries, motor, display,.. pretty much everything electronic.
What would happen if they replace the batteries with Interstate 18650 lithium ion?
Also.. although not American, ASI (Canadian) makes motor as well.
It might give better impression than Chinese motors.