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Is The U.S. Going to Embrace E-Bikes?

Positive Future #37 (Feature photo – Jim Henderson – public domain) While the Chinese produce over 20 million electric bikes a year, what is going on here in the U.S.? The news site Bicycle Retailer recently reported that some 1,500 to 2,000 bike dealers sell e-bikes. That’s around 50 percent of the 3,900 bike dealers in the U.S. In early studies, it is estimated that 2/3 of e-bike trips replaced car travel. You can read the full story here: http://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2017/12/20/industry-talks-marketing-trail-access-retail-hurdles-annual-e-bike-summit#.WkwFEWZy6hc As of mid-2017, the NPD group reports that U.S. e-bike sales reached almost $65 million for the preceding 12 months. Electric bike sales have nearly tripled over the previous 36…

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Electric Cargo Bikes Keep Improving

Positive Future #29 (Feature photo – courtesy of Chike) The Chike bike company in Germany is taking outdoor biking to new levels. Their new three-wheel cargo bike is stable and easy to maneuver. It can be retrofitted for city deliveries or for transporting children. While the American market is slowly catching on, global sales of electric bikes are now around 35 million units a year – mostly in Asia. The Chike bike looks fun, but still has a price tag on it – starting at around $6,200. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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