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An electric bicycle can maintain a higher average speed than a bicycle but take advantage of the same network of cycle facilities, giving ready access to areas that cars and motorcycles cannot reach. The result is often a faster door-to-door journey time than any other mode.
Worldwide, e-bikes outsell e-cars by quite a large margin. In 2013, 96,000 electric cars were sold worldwide. Over 30 million electric bikes were sold over the same period. Sales in both Europe and India far out sell the 159,000 sold in the US.
E-bikes are practically mainstream everywhere but the US. In China, they’re used extensively for commuting. In the UK, they’ve entered the world of semi-professional motorsports with the Electric Bike World Championship.
One of the trends to look at is the number of Americans who commute to work on a bicycle has grown steadily since 2000. 47 percent on average but by as much as 80 percent in bicycle friendly cities like NYC and San Francisco.
E-bike use in the US is forecast to grow. With breakthroughs in battery technology, lighter and cheaper bikes, along with forecasts for increased gas prices, the US is poised to experience similar growth in E-bike sales as Europe did in the last decade.