Finally, also the most skeptical industry players in Asia are now convinced that e-bikes is really the category that is to shape the industry’s future. Their earlier disinterest has changed completely. This turnaround is also prompted by the anti-dumping duties now in place for e-bikes exported from China to Europe. It blocks the Chinese e-bike producers and exporters. This offers opportunities for makers in other Asian countries like Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Thailand.
Taiwan is welcoming back companies repatriating their complete production or parts of it back to Taiwan from China. The country’s government even offers these companies financial incentives for that. Taiwan’s biggest maker – Giant – is (partly) switching production back to Taiwan. Tektro and TranzX are examples of others doing the same.