By Ed Benjamin
Just a few short years ago, there were maybe a half-dozen major electric bicycle brands in the United States: iZip, Pedego, ProdecoTech, A2B. Now there are, quite literally, hundreds, most small importers seeking to carve a niche for themselves, usually with something customized for them in Asia, typically China or Taiwan. Here's what you need to know about the rapidly evolving world of electric bikes in America.
The numbers are amazing:
• More than 250 million ebikes in use world wide, every day.
• About one million ebikes in USA garages and on the roads.
• 10 million in Europe.
• Sales this year will approach 40 million units, world wide.
• Now the money maker for nearly all the bicycle i...