From: Timothy Hurst, Matter Network, More from this Affiliate
Published August 30, 2011 01:51 PM

China Buys 27 Million Electric Bikes Annually

While I think no piece about electric bikes is really complete without touching on the Optibike electric mountain bike I had the thrill of taking on a week-long test drive two years ago, this piece by energyNOW!'s Josh Zepps about the trajectory of the e-bike industry in a changing world economy and transportation landscape really puts things into perspective. As Zepps points out, electric bikes may be gaining a small foothold in the U.S. market, with 80,000 purchased last year, the Chinese market is responsible for 27 million of the 28 million e-bikes sold annually.


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