It’s been an eventful year in the ebike business, no more so than at A2B.

As we close out the year, we wanted to take a moment to share some of our highlights of 2013.

A2B Brand Relaunch: In April, we unveiled our new brand identity to dealers and media representatives in London, Munich, Los Angeles, New York and Copenhagen with resounding success. The award-wining agency, Marmalade on Toast, who developed the new look for us, won the much coveted industry award, the Davvy Award, (which awards big achievements by small firms), in recognition of the stunning design and brand identity they created for A2B.

A2B flagship stores: Our partners opened A2B flagship stores in Seoul, Bogota, Copenhagen and Milan. More to come in this space, in 2014, we will be opening flagship stores in the German-speaking countries and strengthening our brand awareness through shop-in- shop concepts with individual dealer outlets.

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New models: this year we presented a total of six new products - four of which are already successfully launched: the Galvani Male, Galvani Female, Ferber and Shima. You may have already seen the stunning new Obree and Ørsted at our shows. These models, which will be manufactured in Germany and positioned at the upper end of our product range, will be available in spring 2014.

Awards: We are particularly proud of the ExtraEnergy award we received for our Shima model. Designed for speed and to satisfy the ‘thrill-seekers, the Shima was given top place in the Lifestyle category. The award was presented in July at the ISPO Bike show in Munich.

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International expansion: This year we signed 12 new distributors. In the last few months alone, our network of has grown to include Benelux, France, Ireland, Poland and Spain.

Ride the Future: Also in July, we set ourselves the challenge of entering the Guinness Book of Records by riding across America on an ebike! Joining forces with an e-vehicle movement, ‘Ride the Future’ – our rider Ben Hopkins cycled an incredible 4,396 miles across several types of terrain, riding from the east coast through 44 cities to San Francisco. Ben rode the Shima and the American model, the Alva+ (which features the much-loved throttle). Along with the other e-vehicles (ebikes, e-scooters and e-motorcycles) the ‘Ride the Future’ tour proved that switching from petrol to electric powered vehicles was not only realistic but also an economical, modern-day alternative mode of transport.

We are excited about the opportunities and plans we've got for 2014 and look forward to a great year ahead.

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