Fun, affordable, practical, and earth-friendly, the Screecher pedalcycle fills a critical gap in the global marketplace. Perched between an e-bike and a low speed electric vehicle (LSEV), Screecher is the solution to sky-rocketing global demand for affordable and clean transportation.
According to an article in Cycling Industry News, there were an estimated 35 million e-bikes sold in 2016. In 2023, annual sales are projected to rise to 40 million units at a value of $24.3 billion, with a total of 2 billion pedal-assist bikes in circulation by 2050.
Similarly, sales of LSEVs are sky-rocketing with 1.75 million units sold in China in 2017. General Motors announced plans to sell two e-bike models starting in 2019 to tap into this expanding market. Ford, BMW, and Toyota are also actively designing e-bike models.
“Our goal was to solve a particular problem: The lack of affordable, electric-powered, carbon-neutral transportation. We did not set out to build an expensive and over-engineered product, available to only a few. Our design is elegant, functional, and simple, which offers greater stability, comfort, and easier maintenance.”, said Leslie Gillert, President and Head of Engineering at Screecher.
Screecher is a four-wheel drive, solar-electric bio-hybrid, powered by twin 350-watt electric motors and a 12.8ah 48V battery. Riders enjoy 5 levels of pedal-assist and can ride up to ~20 miles with no pedaling at all. Solar cell roof recharging, regenerative brakes, cruise control, comfortable seating for 2 plus cargo, towing capacity, a quiet ride, and quick acceleration offer a unique combination of value, practicality, and fun. These qualities also offer an exceptionally unique experience for riders.
“I see a significant market for Screecher in the growing market for recreation and last-mile electric transportation here in North America and the hyper-growth economies of Asia”, said Dave Eshelman, CEO of Screecher.net. “Products that are similar to Screecher often cost $10,000 – $15,000, making them unobtainable and impractical for most potential buyers. At a price point of $2500, Screecher is set to be a major market disruptor.”
Positive customer reaction has been nearly universal. “The first time I rode a Screecher, I was surprised how quickly it accelerated. As I rode around town, the experience offered the freedom of bicycling, the convenience of a scooter, but with the comfort and practicality of a car. I’ve never seen or ridden anything like it” said Len Saulter of Freeport, Maine.
Screecher is available for sale at http://screecher.net.