Gepida electric bikes are some of the most sophisticated available. Comparable in technology to BionX electric motor kits, Gepida electric bikes use an advanced communication system to regulate and maintain optimum function of their electrical systems. These electric bikes are very smooth and easy to use, almost like riding a regular bike with super powers.
Gepida electric bikes are known for their smooth interface. These electric bikes also use battery power so efficiently they can go up to 20 miles on a single 6.4AH battery charge. Pop in a second battery and you can double that. The reason they are able to go so far is that they are hybrid electric bikes. Hybrid electric bikes combine your leg power with the motor power to increase range, reduce wear and tear on the motor, and maintain the feeling of riding a bicycle rather than a moped.
These electric bicycles are made in Hungary and were originally designed as alternative transportation for European commuters. With that in mind the Gepida Reptila was designed to be super reliable, well built, and very dependable.
The story of Gepida Pedelecs starts back to early 1993. It begins in Hungary, Budapest to be exact, with a 400 square foot shop to store and assemble bikes, mostly Italian. The loft of the owners house served as the budding company's official warehouse.
By 1994, the company was trading in parts and renting a workshop 20 times bigger than their original space. As turnover increased in 1996, Gepida upgraded the business to a limited liability company. It was in the same year that the first imported components arrived from Taiwan. Initially, these were frames, but the first deliveries were quickly followed by other parts from the Far East. Gepida's biggest customers at this time were large stores and, although their present strategy has evolved in a different direction, this period was very important in giving them the financial foundation for rapid expansion.
Gepida first entered the international stage in 1998 at an exhibition in Cologne. Since then, they have attended two or three national and international trade shows each year, continuing to develop their assembly technology and logistical network. In the same year, the Hungarian cycle company Olimpia Kft. acquired the Gepida brand name, which had gradually built up an excellent reputation since its launch in 1990. Also in 1998, the company was among the first in Eastern Europe to receive ISO 9002 certification. This heralded a change of direction from large-scale production as Gepida began to produce fewer bikes of higher quality. It was also in this year that they moved into the District XVI headquarters they have occupied ever since.
Gepida has built their own sales network over time, working through representatives in some countries while collaborating with local wholesalers in others to allow most of our bikes to be shipped from the factory directly to stores. This helps keep down the costs of their high quality product.
2004 and 2005 were years of quality improvements and brand building, allowing Gepida to deliver better and better bikes to their customers, 80% of whom are now outside Hungary. Gepida bikes were now all over the streets of Europe, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Luxembourg, Russia, Serbia, Finland, Slovakia and Romania.
Hungary's accession to the EU in 2004 brought stiffer international competition, forcing us Gepida to focus on sales and establish a more robust long-term strategy. For this reason, we began work on pedelec development in 2006. Gepida launched their first serious electric bike in 2008, adding several new countries to their customer base such as France, Switzerland and the UK. As a result, the Gepida electric bike brand has became increasingly well known and respected throughout Europe.
Despite the difficult global economic climate, the company continues to grow thanks to good planning and, of course, a degree of good fortune.