Velotric is partnering with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to launch an e-bike discount program for campus students, faculty and staff as part of an effort to increase the overall health and well-being via bike usage on campus.

San Diego, October 25, 2023

Velotric, a leading innovator in the electric bike market, is working with UCSD (University of California San Diego) to launch a discount program aimed to promote e-bike ownership among UCSD’s students, faculty and staff. The discount program offers a 15-20% discount on Velotric’s range of e-bikes to those with a valid UCSD email address.

Adam Zhang, CEO and Co-Founder of Velotric, expressed his excitement about reaching a college audience stating, “Velotric is all about offering great bikes at great value, balancing excellent quality, safety, design with affordability— something that is perfect for college students. We believe this is an excellent way to introduce cycling as a viable mode of transportation to young adults.”

Velotric currently has several product lines including the versatile commuter Velotric Discover 1, the off-road adventure bike Velotric Nomad 1, and the lightweight fitness e-bikes Velotric T1 and Velotric T1ST.  The brand recently released their latest utility e-bike series the Velotric Packer 1 cargo e-bike and Velotric Go 1 utility e-bike in July as well. All bikes are currently certified or undergoing UL 2271 and UL 2849 certification, ensuring adherence to the highest industry standards of e-bike safety.

“Safety, affordability and post-sale support for our students are our priorities,” said Curt Lutz, Assistant Director of Transportation Demand Management & Planning. “UCSD is committed to building a healthy and environmentally-friendly campus. Electric mobility is a key part of that sustainable and equitable program of transportation options.”

To ensure that UCSD riders will receive the best service, Velotric will be working closely with the campus bike shop to offer post-sale services such as bike parts and servicing. 

UCSD students, faculty and staff interested in the program can access the discounts here. For more information on Velotric and their e-bikes, please visit Media inquiries can be directed to Karen Ling at

About Velotric

Velotric is dedicated to rekindling the joy of riding. Led by Adam Zhang, the previous Hardware Co-Founder of Lime, the team includes individuals with experience from building quality micromobility vehicles from the likes of Lime, Giant, Specialized and more. Velotric bikes are fueled by their proprietary Velopower drive system optimized for higher performance and greater affordability enabling riders to embark on adventures, ignite joy, and rediscover the fun of riding a bike.

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