According to this post on AutoBlogGreen, US sales of electric bikes almost doubled to reach 10,000 in 2007. Amazon.com is reporting a whopping 6,000 percent increase this summer from a year ago.
Quoted from their post: “In Europe, where bicycle culture has traditionally been pretty strong, demand for battery-powered rides is also on the rise. France matched America’s pace in 2007 with 10,000. And while sales in Germany reached 60,000 last year, they expect to double that number this year. As you might imagine, the Netherlands had no problem representin’ with 89,000 in 2007 and will likely reach 121,000 by the end of this year.”
More bikes…yes, that’s good. Ã‚Â But what’s particularly encouraging about this article is that it’s posted on an Automobile blog site!