21 Million E-bikes sold in China!

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by Waterfowl, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Waterfowl

    Waterfowl MBc-Sponsor

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090614/wl_time/08599190433400


    21 million e-bikes sold last year in China. That's amazing.

    Government pushed to ease pollution and traffic congestion. The chinese are used to using a bike for short commutes. The e-bike fits extremely well with their society. I doubt it could ever catch on that much in the US but you never know!
     

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Good for them!

    In this way, at least, they are showing more wisdom than we are.

    But they sure could be that big here. I guess it'll take high oil prices to do it. And that's a shame, but it's likely to happen one way or another.
     
  3. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    A good friend was in China last year, five years since his last visit.
    He said the difference was noteworthy, few ICE powered bikes on the streets, almost all electric now.
     
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