Reply to post: Re: Can't wait for their cheap folding bikes!

Xiaomi the way: Hyped Chinese giant begins its battle for Britain

Ian Emery Silver badge

Re: Can't wait for their cheap folding bikes!

Trouble is with EU tariffs, those bikes cannot be sold at a competitive price due to the punitive taxes protecting a couple of French eBike makers.

I could walk out of any hotel in China and buy a cheap eBike for £120- £150 right now; but the taxes alone for that bike to enter the EU mean it would cost me ~£650 (shipping is almost nothing if you know the right people).

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