Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


China’s electric-bicycle boom

Manufacturers believe exports will grow quickly, especially to Europe and North America, which accounted for more than 70% of the nearly 1m bikes sent abroad in 2009. One in every eight bicycles sold in the Netherlands these days is electric. Better yet, Chinese manufacturers secured an average price of $377 per exported bike, compared with less than $100 three years ago and just $46 for a pedal bike.

via China's electric-bicycle boom: Pedals of fire | The Economist.

The electric bike: Inherits almost all of the disadvantages of a regular bike, and jettisons the health effect. Most of the danger of a motorcycle, without the health benefit of a bicycle.

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