Everything Electric bicycles

Electric bicycles are more popular than ever, but a lot of people still have questions about what they are, how they’re classified and where you can ride them. We’ve got all the information you need to help understand everything there is to know about e-bikes and enjoying your next electric bicycle adventure.

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Electric bicycle info + stories

The Rise of E-Bikes

E-bikes are one of the fastest growing categories of bicycle sales in the U.S., with 80% more e-bikes sold in 2017 over 2016 (approx. 260,000 units). What’s the reality behind this explosive growth and how is it driving change for people and our industry?
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New E-BIKE Act Would Offer Tax Credit for Electric Bicycle Purchases

PeopleForBikes applauds the introduction of federal legislation to offer an electric bicycle tax credit, helping more people easily get out on two wheels. The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment (E-BIKE) Act, led by Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), prioritizes electric bicycles as a zero-carbon mode of transportation by making them more affordable and accessible for all Americans...

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Electric Cargo Bikes Can Be a Key Tool for Freight Mobility

Electric cargo bikes proved more efficient than delivery vans for redistributing the inventory of USEFULL, a company that functions like a bikeshare system for to-go containers. However, in seeking secure overnight storage and recharging, Founder and CEO Alison Rogers found that commercial garages’ EV charging outlets and meters weren’t outfitted for bikes. No public charging options existed, either.Thankfully, there are signs this lack of infrastructure is changing...

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Thinking About Buying an Electric Bicycle?
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We get this question all the time — “I’m curious about electric bicycles but don’t really know where to start. How do I find the right bike that fits my needs?” To help make your search for the perfect electric bicycle a little easier, we collected some great resources that give you insight into how to choose the best electric bicycle for your needs.

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Busting 10 Myths About Electric Bicycles

In some circles, electric bicycles have an undeserved bad reputation. Like just about anything new, they require an open mind and a positive attitude. As their popularity skyrockets around the world, it’s only a matter of time before e-bikes really take off in the U.S. Fact is stronger than fiction, so here are 10 e-bike myths and the truth behind them.

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Electric Bicycles Can Play a Big Role in Combating Climate Change

Transportation is responsible for 37.8% of all carbon emissions in the United States. Electrification and clean, renewable power are critical tools to reduce transportation emissions in the long run, but the above figures show that to reduce the worst effects of climate change, we must grow active transportation options that help reduce car trips. Electric bicycles have a unique capacity to help in this effort...

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Electric Mountain Bike Access in State Parks is Improving

Every day, individuals are discovering the many benefits of electric mountain bikes (eMTBs) — they allow more individuals to get out and ride, regardless of their age or physical or cognitive abilities. Electric mountain bikes provide a needed boost to make climbing hills easier and going longer distances require less effort.As eMTB technology evolves, more and more riders are asking themselves, “Where can I ride my eMTB?” Unfortunately, the answer is not always clear. That's why we're here to help!

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