Bicycles certainly aren’t a new invention, but they’ve gone through a renaissance of sorts with the invention of electric bikes. Recent data shows that the number of electric bikes is expected to reach 300 million by 2023, upfront 200 million in 2019 (for a 50% increase). Additionally, the electric bike market is projected to reach $46.04 billion by the end of 2026, showing just how strong a force this industry could become.
If electric bike sales truly do take off, it could create some attractive investment opportunities for individuals. There are plenty of companies that either manufacture electric bikes outright or are otherwise involved in the industry.
In this article, we’ll talk about nine of the best electric bike stocks to consider in 2022.
9 Best Electric Bike Stocks
We've compared different electric bike companies to see which ones are worth paying attention to as this market develops across the world.
Here’s our list of the best electric bike stocks.
|Electric Bike Stock||Ticker||TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read)|
|Uber Technologies, Inc.||UBER||A rideshare company that now offers electric bike rentals|
|Panasonic Holdings Corporation||PCRFY||A century-old electronics company that has ventured into electric bikes|
|Shimano Inc.||SMNNY||A top manufacturer of outdoor goods, including bike components|
|Lyft, Inc.||LYFT||A rideshare company that now offers electric bike rentals|
|Peloton Interactive||PTON||A popular stationery electric bike company with major name recognition|
|Vista Outdoor Inc.||VSTO||The parent company of more than three dozen outdoor recreation companies, including an electric bike company|
|Accell Group||ACGPF||A top European manufacturer of bikes and bike parts and accessories|
|Halfords Group||HLFDY||A UK-based company that’s a leading producer of cycling and motoring products|
|Bird Global, Inc.||BRDS||A popular electric scooter and electric bicycle rental company found in major cities|
(Please note that all the stock prices are as of market close on July 29, 2022.)
1. Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER)
Current Price: $23.09
12-Month High: $48.88
12-Month Low: $19.90
1-Year Target: $48.02
Market Capitalization: $45.773B
Uber was founded in 2009 and went public in a well-publicized IPO in 2019. You probably know Uber as a rideshare company, but it also offers on-demand electric bike rentals. Users can locate a nearby bike using their Uber app. Uber’s stock price is expected to increase by roughly 9% over the next year.
2. Panasonic Holdings Corporation (PCRFY)
Current Price: $8.30
12-Month High: $13.66
12-Month Low: $7.93
1-Year Target: $9.25
Market Capitalization: $19.42B
Panasonic was founded in 1918 as Matsushita Electric Housewares and went public in 1971. Panasonic is a major Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka. It’s well known for producing all sorts of technology products, including audio-visual products, computers, batteries, and more.
More recently, the company has started rolling out their electric-assist bicycles. As a Japanese company, Panasonic stock trades over the counter in the U.S. (though it once traded on the NYSE). Its stock price is expected to rise by roughly 11.44% over the next year.
3. Shimano Inc. (SMNNY)
Current Price: $15.99
12-Month High: $32.88
12-Month Low: $14.93
1-Year Target: N/A
Market Capitalization: $14.71B
Shimano is a multinational manufacturing corporation that was founded in 1921 and is also headquartered in Japan. It produces a variety of outdoor products, including bicycle components that are used on a variety of models, including electric bikes. As a Japanese company, Shimano trades over the counter in the U.S. While its stock price has declined this year, it remains one of the top names in electric bikes.
4. Lyft, Inc. (LYFT)
Current Price: $13.31
12-Month High: $57.76
12-Month Low: $11.96
1-Year Target: $39.25
Market Capitalization: $4.83B
Uber isn’t the only rideshare company that has entered the electric bike market. Lyft has also begun offering electric bike rentals. And like their market competitor, customers can find nearby bikes to rent using the Lyft app.
Right now bikes are only available in a select number of North American cities. Lyft was founded in 2012, and the company went public in 2019, the same year as Uber. The company’s stock price is down from where it was a year ago, but is expected to nearly double over the next year.
5. Peloton Interactive (PTON)
Current Price: $9.00
12-Month High: $123.43
12-Month Low: $8.22
1-Year Target: $22.96
Market Capitalization: $3.14B
Unlike the others on this list, Peloton doesn’t offer electric bikes for outdoor use. Instead, the company creates one of the top stationary bikes on the market. Peloton was founded in 2012 and went public in 2019. Peloton’s stock has famously faced fierce volatility over the past couple of years after reaching its peak in late 2020 and early 2021, but some expect it to more than double over the next year.
6. Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO)
Current Price: $29.03
12-Month High: $52.69
12-Month Low: $25.68
1-Year Target: $50.57
Market Capitalization: $1.684B
Vista Outdoor is a manufacturer of outdoor sports and recreation products. The company was founded in 2014 and went public in 2015. Vista Outdoor is the parent company of more than three dozen different sporting goods brands.
In 2021, Vista acquired the electric bicycle brand QuietKat. Vista’s stock price has seen major growth over the past five years, and while it’s down slightly over the past year (like many companies), it’s expected to rise by more than 74% over the next year.
7. Accell Group (ACGPF)
Current Price: $61.00
12-Month High: $67.05
12-Month Low: $39.91
1-Year Target: N/A
Market Capitalization: $1.638B
Accell Group is a European company that specializes in making bicycles, bicycle parts, and accessories. The company was founded in 1998 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. The company is the European market leader in electric bikes and the second largest in bike parts and accessories. As a European company, Accell Group trades over the counter in the U.S. The company’s stock price has seen explosive growth over the past couple of years.
8. Halfords Group (HLFDY)
Current Price: $3.81
12-Month High: $9.98
12-Month Low: $3.68
1-Year Target: N/A
Market Capitalization: $417.058M
Halfords Group was founded in 1892 in the United Kingdom. The company is one of the United Kingdom’s leading providers of motoring and cycling products and services, and is an international name in bicycles. The company has retail stores in the United Kingdom, but also offers online sales. As a European company, Halfords Group trades over the counter in the U.S. After a difficult time in 2020, the company has bounced back in a big way since then.
9. Bird Global, Inc. (BRDS)
Current Price: $0.49
12-Month High: $11.25
12-Month Low: $0.40
1-Year Target: $6.88
Market Capitalization: $148.865M
Bird Global was founded in 2017 and went public in late 2021. Bird is a micro-mobility company based in Miami, Florida that’s known for its electric scooters that are available for rent. The company now also offers electric bikes, which anyone can rent using the Bird app. The company’s stock price has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start. In the year and a half since it went public, its stock price has fallen considerably. However, it’s leveled off, and is expected to rise exponentially in the next year.
Other Ways to Invest in Electric Bikes
Investing directly in electric bike stocks is just one way you can invest in electric bikes, but it’s not the only way.
Another great way to invest in electric bikes is by investing in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). While you won’t find many funds specifically designed for electric bike stocks, there are plenty of funds that include some or those companies.
Another thing to consider is the overlap between the electric vehicle industry and the clean energy industry. More people using these bikes can decrease our reliance on vehicles, which helps the environment. As a result, you may find some of these companies in environmental, social, and government (ESG) funds or robo-advisor ESG portfolios.
The Bottom Line: Should You Invest in Electric Bikes?
Electric bikes have become increasingly popular in the past several years for a variety of reasons. First, as environmentalism becomes an urgent priority, many people are looking for more sustainable ways to get around other than their cars. Electric bikes offer a compact, convenient and easy way to get around — emitting a fraction of the emissions of cars.
Additionally, electric bikes have gained popularity with the help of companies like Uber, Lyft, and Bird. They've made it easy for people to rent these bikes. And with more people looking for outdoor recreation activities over the past couple years because of the pandemic, it’s easy to see why electric bikes are having such a moment.
Of course, that doesn’t mean electric bikes are a fail-proof investment. Like other industries, many companies in this one have gone through some volatility in recent years. And with so many companies to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones will fail and succeed. For that reason, it may be wise to invest in ETFs and mutual funds that include electric bike companies rather than trying to pick winners and losers by investing in individual companies.
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