Pedego’s most popular electric bicycle models usually fall in the $3,000+ range, but the company’s newest e-bike is priced at just half of those figures. Rolling into bike shops today, the Pedego Element is a shot across the bow of the major value-oriented e-bike companies. Pedego Element e-bike...
The Pedego Element is listed at just $1,495, which is pricing territory currently dominated by rival Rad Power Bikes.
But Pedego is hoping that its network of over 120 retail locations in the US will give it a leg up in this new market.
That advantage could be important, especially since the specs don’t necessarily place the Pedego Element above and beyond other offerings in the field.
As a Class 2 e-bike, the Pedego Element includes both a hand throttle and pedal assist, with both offering a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h). The 500W rear hub motor is powered by a 500 Wh lithium battery. The battery is removable and mounted on the downtube. The Pedego Element features large 4-inch-wide fat tires on 20-inch rims, giving the bike a compact stance yet still allowing it to operate on less forgiving terrain such as sand and snow.