24 Aug '11, 8pm

Electric Bikes Put a Charge into Commuting

Electric Bikes Put a Charge into Commuting

E-bikes could make up half of all bicycles on the road by 2025 Across much of the globe, bicycles are the most popular form of transportation. In fact, some estimates say about twice as many bikes as cars are on the world’s roads, and a growing number of these bikes, around 120 million, are electric. Bicycles may be the most popular form of transportation in countries like China or Denmark, but that’s not yet the case in America – we love our cars. However, high gasoline prices and environmental concerns could combine with new technology to make e-bikes the future of two-wheeled transportation in the U.S. energyNOW! correspondent Josh Zepps met one of the world’s top e-bike experts, an e-bike retailer, and a family of commuters who wouldn’t want to travel any other way. You can watch the full segment in the video below: “It’s personal transportation that’s very cheap,” sai...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/24/electric-bikes-put-a-...

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