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Transport going electric

Created on 23/07/2020 @ 07:51


An exciting new business, perfectly placed for the new normal of today, is being launched in Newtown selling electric transport including bikes, scooters, motorbikes and cars.

Back in the pre-COVID world of January 2020, Newtown-based regeneration company, Revive & Thrive expanded its core offering with the launch of an innovative new car and van business, named Revive & Drive.

While the events of the first half of this year caused Revive & Drive to take an enforced hiatus, it also allowed the company’s owners to consider what might be needed as the country comes out of lockdown and begins its long recovery. Being experts in transport they naturally turned their attention to the sector and saw that forms of electric transport, in particular cycling, are set to explode.

As such, an exciting new branch of the business, “Electride”, has been born. Electride, which will be stocking all electric transport options including e-bicycles, e-scooters, road legal electric motorbikes and scooters plus electric cars and vans,, has set itself the challenging target of becoming the biggest supplier of electric transport in Mid Wales and Shropshire.

Electride has already achieved some significant milestones by being the first e-bike only supplier in the UK of famous Italian brand Bianchi bikes.  In addition, Electride will be the only supplier of Artisan Electric and Horwin fully road legal electric motorbikes and mopeds in Mid-Wales.

Managing Director and Newtown resident, Mark Barnes, said “As an area that relies less on public transport, and even less so now, I think Powys and Mid Wales are perfectly positioned to kick-start a new generation of environmentally sensitive vehicle users. Our ambitions should secure the areas as a place renown for innovative entrepreneurialism and as a region that really cares for the green agenda.”

Andrew Griffin, Country Manager of Bianchi Bikes said “When the Electride team approached me about their proposition, I was excited by the way in which they intend to raise the profile of e-cycling in the UK.  This is why we are proud to welcome them as our first ever e-bike only stockist and we look forward to working closely with their team.  I wish them well.”

Adam Bowen, Brand Manager at Artisan Electric said ““Our electric Motorbikes and Scooters have been getting the motorcycle industry across the UK excited for a few months now and I’m really pleased that we have such ambitious partners covering an area bigger than Mid Wales for us.”

To support Electride’s showroom on the Mochdre Industrial Estate in Newtown, the company has just launched its impressive ecommerce site  which has already seen enquiries from other regions in the UK.

Through the website, in addition to placing orders, you can find hints and tips on e-transport, , details about the government’s OLEV Plug in Motorcycle Grant which is applicable to all Electride road legal electric motorbikes and scooters and a wide range of accessories too. 

Mark and the team are inviting anyone interested in finding out more about electric vehicles to come and try out their various e-solutions. With the showroom now open, people across Mid Wales and beyond can enjoy finding out about the various financial and environmental rewards that e-vehicles can bring.

Find out more by emailing or by calling 0800 689 4733