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New Research – E-Bikes Are Outpacing Electric Cars Sales in the US

Bicycling: “People in urban areas are starting to realize that sometimes, it’s faster to go by bike than to drive from place to place. Especially when the bike is electric-assisted and capable of zooming through traffic at the same speed as most city speed limits, without the hassle of finding parking. And now that e-cargo bikes are becoming more readily available and kitted out for comfort, it’s an easier decision than ever to swap the minivan for an e-bike. Georgia’s 11Alive station just investigated and verified the claim that more e-bikes were sold than electric cars last year. Their research team estimates that while 608,000 electric cars and trucks were sold in 2021, more than 880,000 e-bikes were also purchased. That’s almost double the estimated 450,000 e-bikes that were sold in 2020. Edward Benjamin of the Light Electric Vehicle Association predicts that more than 1 million e-bikes will be sold in the U.S. this year, as the bike industry slowly begins to rebound from the effects of supply chain slowdowns and lack of stock in bike shops. Electrek reports that in Europe, within the next 10 years, e-bikes may outpace all vehicle sales, including gas and electric…”

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