Last week, the Brooklyn-based company announced that it is launching a monthly e-bike subscription service called Coast by Revel for $99 per month. The e-bikes will be available in early March.
New Yorkers can now join the wait list by applying through the Revel app or its website.
“Revel’s mission is to electrify cities and our eBike subscription program is the next piece of the puzzle,” said Revel CEO and co-founder Frank Reig. “We’re excited to give more New Yorkers the experience of eBike ownership without the hassles and to roll out our third product in our hometown.”
Subscribers of the program will have their e-bike delivered to their front door for free, the company said. Revel’s employees will manage all maintenance, including flat tires, loose chains, worn brakes and other wear-and-tear issues within 24 hours of filling out a service request.
Riders will also be given a lock and educational materials on local traffic laws, safe riding and best practices to avoid theft.
Members can cancel their subscription through the app and then schedule a time for their e-bike to be picked up.
The launch of the new service comes weeks after Revel announced that it is building an electric vehicle charging depot at 630 Flushing Avenue, the site of the former Pfizer headquarters in the Broadway Triangle. The station will have 30 chargers open to the public at all times.
Revel’s signature electric mopeds debuted in three Brooklyn neighborhoods in 2018 before expanding to the rest of the Big Apple and other cities in Washington D.C., Florida and California.
The e-bikes will be manufactured by WING Bikes, and can reach a top speed of 20 miles per hour. They have batteries that can fully charge within four hours and last up to 45 miles per charge.
They will also be equipped with a pedal-assist that applies when riders need an extra boost, as well as a throttle option to power the e-bike without pedaling.
“Revel’s new subscription model expands accessibility even further by lowering the barriers to entry for e-bike use,” said Seth Miller, founder of WING Bikes. “Our shared vision is to transform mobility and bring a low-cost, safe, fun and environmentally-friendly way to move around cities.”
E-bike subscription members will also receive a discount on helmets made by FEND. The helmets will feature extra padding and can fold by 50 percent to fit into backpacks and bags.
“Our folding helmet represents convenience and safety, and partnering with Revel to offer our helmets to their customers just makes sense,” said Christian Von Heifner, FEND’s co-founder. “We’re working together to encourage transportation that is safe for both the user and the environment.”