Welectric makes the fragmented supply of e-mobility accessible with a broad collection of light electric vehicles: from e-step and fat bike to cargobike, microcars, and aquatic transport. It’s the first fully-fledged e-mobility chain and in Rotterdam, it has opened a store at Weena 16.
The store offers models by innovative brands like Carver, Phatfour, WATT, Bird, Brekr, and RedShark. An inflatable SUP with a unique, lightweight bike on it. The RTD by Knaap Bikes is also in store. This e-bike is named after Rotterdam and combines comfort and style. Soon Welelectric will also present the YKS1, a Rotterdam-based development. It’s a electric urban vehicle for one with an inviting and stylish design. It’s possible to make a test drive with several of these vehicles on display.
Next to the conventional car, scooter and bicycle, a new field of light electric vehicles (LEV) is developing. Emission-free alternatives to travel cheaper, faster and trendier. With the added advantage of a low footprint in terms of energy, space, weight and materials. Welectric brings this broad e-mobility offer together in experience stores where you can discover, compare and test.
Welectric started in the pandemic
Light electric vehicles pay for themselves quickly. For only €1.50 in electricity costs, a range of 100 km can quickly be achieved. Those who leave their car at home more often in and around towns and cities save directly on fuel, parking and travel time. There are more and more e-mobility alternatives for both commuting and other trips.
During the 2020 pandemic, Welectric started in a hotel lobby in Amsterdam-Noord. Founders Rogier Eg, Wouter Klaase and Ivo Brandsma have been following the rise of e-mobility for years. With this new innovative domain, they want to inspire a wider audience. By letting people see and experience what e-mobility has to offer and providing the accompanying service: from financing and insurance to repair and maintenance.
Bloomit Ventures, a Dutch investor in light electric vehicles, took notice and decided to invest.