The popularity of electric bicycles is growing in the US and worldwide. Read the article below to find out more.
While embraced whole-heartedly in many cultures around the world, like Europe and especially China, electric bicycles are just now gaining traction in the U.S. — particularly in some cities, like San Francisco.
In fact, Green Revs reported that in February of 2013 there was a meeting of e-bike industry leaders from around the world, and one of the projections to come out of that meeting was that by 2020, 40 percent of all bikes manufactured around the world will be e-bikes.
This is great news because it means these electric bicycles are growing in popularity, becoming more common, and new business means there will be increases in availability, advancing technology, and lower prices to correspond with more electric bikes on the roads.
Across the world, much of Europe consider bikes as a mode of transportation, in addition to a fitness, sports, and recreational device. On the other hand, in the U.S., bikes are typically considered as primarily for fitness, sports, and recreation, rather than a transportation source. In the U.S., the car is the primary transportation source. As the population ages though, to active seniors, the electric bike seems like a natural application.
Amber Merton, Electric Bikes 101, Plushbeds
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