DelfastFirst on our list is a Ukrainian manufacturer by the name of Delfast, the one and the same that's been supplying police forces all over the world for years now. They've always been known for manufacturing massively capable e-bikes, pedals and all.
Recon Power BikesUp next, we have an American brand, none other than Recon Power Bikes. If this name sounds familiar, it's because they're the same crew responsible for Hummer's one and only two-wheeling EV.
Stealth Electric BikesWhile flying under most people's radar, but not the Australian military's, Stealth Electric Bikes is one of the crews that has been in the news before, precisely for the action they've seen with Australia's armed forces.
Sur-RonWe couldn't be talking about military EV action without including Sur-Ron in this article. However, there's a bit of a difference when we talk about this manufacturer; their machines don't have pedals, so they can't really be considered e-bikes.
But, with notable activity in countless forces worldwide, including the US military, Sur-Ron has secured a name for itself as one of the electric two-wheeler manufacturers that armed forces can go to for a quiet, fast, and capable backcountry devouring machine. After all, Sur-Ron builds electric dirt bikes, not necessarily e-bikes. I wonder if Sweden's Cake is doing anything military.
QuietKatA couple of years ago, I came across a crew dubbed QuietKat, and just as their name would suggest, they build stealthy and powerful two-wheeling 'cats,' some of which are even designed to be used as a perfect hunting aid while you're carrying gear and even captured game.
BakcouThe final entry in today's list is none other than Bakcou, a team from right here in the US, and while they, too, don't yet offer their machines to the military, first responders are already on their list. They also follow a similar trajectory to QuietKat but with some very notable differences.
What attracted me to this crew is the fact that they aren't looking to skimp out on cash just so you can say you have an e-bike. No sir. This crew doesn't care how much their e-machine will end up costing you or your local police department; you'll be buying a downright tank built to take as much abuse as your world throws at you. Check out the MAV 3 to see what I mean.
As for why this trend is happening, well, there are several angles we can look at. First of all, military forces are bound to show interest in vehicles that are quiet, clean, and can cover an array of terrain in one go, not to mention carrying cargo in the process.
Regarding manufacturers of such machines, it's also in their interest to build machines that can fuel the war machine. Why? Simply because securing a government contract, no matter the industry, means you've secured your company's future.
With all that in mind, I can feel it's safe to say that we'll be seeing a whole lot more EV manufacturers producing machines to taper to the needs of armed forces worldwide.