Located in Vancouver, eevee’s sells a variety of personal electric vehicles such as electric unicycles, eScooters, eSkateboards and more. Bradley and his team are eager to help each customer find the proper electric vehicle that meets their needs which has resulted in tons of great reviews for the company. We spoke with Bradley Spence, Co-Founder & CEO of eevee’s, to learn more about them.
What is your business called and what does it do?
We’re called eevee’s (sounds like “EVs”) and we sell personal electric vehicles including electric kick scooters, e-skateboards, Onewheels, and electric unicycles (EUCs).
What made you want to do this work?
I became obsessed with my Onewheel about 4 years ago and started selling and servicing them out of my apartment but two years ago I learned how to ride an EUC (electric unicycle) and I realized that these are going to change the way people commute. They are no longer toys and can replace the need to take transit or drive. After a few weeks of riding, I decided I wanted to open up the first retailer on the west coast to sell personal electric vehicles.
What problem did you want to solve with the business?
Find a better way to commute. Driving is expensive in the city (gas, parking, lack of parking, insurance, maintenance, etc). PEVs (personal electric vehicles) are the answer to better commuting when it comes to urban living.
Who are your clientele/demographics?
Before we opened, I thought our demographic would be young adults (18-25) but we quickly realized that we’re selling to nearly every demographic. Young and old alike. We have taught many seniors how to ride EUCs and it’s so satisfying to see them riding along with huge grins on their faces. I would say that our average customers are ages 25-45 though, who live in the downtown area.
How does your business make money? How does it work?
We sell and service personal electric vehicles. We ask our customers what they are looking for and what they want their PEV for and help them pick the perfect option for their specific needs.
Where in Vancouver can we find your profession?
In Chinatown located at 230 E Pender St
What is the best question a prospective customer could ask a member of your profession when comparing services? Give the answer as well.
Which PEV can I ride in the rain? (You know, because it’s Vancouver). The answers would vary on type but the Ninebot G30 Max is our most water-resistant scooter and the InMotion V12 is the most water-resistant electric kick scooter.
What is the best part about what you do? What is the worst part?
Teaching people how to ride an EUC. The look on their face when they first learn is priceless. Anyone can do it! The worst part is the vandalism our store experiences from vandals.
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PAY IT FORWARD: What is another Vancouver business that you love?
Ai & Om — such a cool Japanese knife shop in Chinatown with a very friendly and knowledgeable owner!