THE CLASSIC URBAN DESIGN, MODERNIZED
Our founder and lead designer, Victor Hugo Cruz, was originally inspired to create a bike that was both classic in design but also one that included the leading e-bike technology. Keeping the technology so well hidden that no one would know it was electric.
Eight years later, after selling thousands of bikes and helping our riders explore millions of miles (and kilometers) on two wheels, we looked to expand our global footprint.
Vela began its next chapter in Brooklyn, NY but the essence of the brand remains the same.
As Vela established itself as a premier global design-focused e-bike brand crafted in local production facilities in Sao Paulo and Detroit.
Vela has assembled a world-class group of designers, engineers, developers, bike technicians, and team members in marketing, logistics and support.
Our team is spread around the globe in over 10 cities and growing! Additionally, we are also supported by third-party partners in logistics, production, and development that share the same spirit uniting us all.
We are building a global family!
[ feminine ] /'vɛla/
Borrowing from the Portuguese word for sail or candle. Vela represents natural movement and power.
The Vela e-bike is as smart as it is subtle, as fierce as it is elegant, and as original as it is nostalgic.