Building premium utility ebikes for families and more with Tern CEO Josh Hon


This week Oliver got to interview Josh Hon from Tern Bicycles. If you’ve not come across the Tern brand before, they’re now a mid-size bike company, but have really found a strong niche providing high quality utility bikes like their best selling mid-drive short tail compact cargo bike the GSD.

Tern is different from a lot of the other micromobility companies that we've had on the Micromobility Podcast in that it’s definitely more of a traditional bike company, using bike shops to sell and service its bikes in 61 countries.

Another thing that makes Tern an amazing story is that Josh has raised only around $6M in funding to date.

We really valued Josh’s humility and perspective as someone who has been around the bike industry for a long time, especially on his insights into Taiwan and what does/doesn’t work there. We are really looking forward to future discussions with him.

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Also, if you haven’t already, please be sure to check out our Rider Choice Awards - the Oscars of the micromobility world. Voting is open now ahead of Micromobility World on the 19th of January. We’re excited to see which brands are considered the most popular whether it’s your favourite scooter, ebike, shared service or more - with tens of thousands of votes already in, be sure to not miss out.

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