Four Barriers to Electric Bike Adoption in North America

Alan During takes sober look at obstacles that keep America from following China and Europe.

Published: 23-Mar-2010

1. Immature technology.

As BikeHugger’s master blogger (and e-biker) DL Byron points out, electric bikes may be past the garage-tinkerer phase of development, but they’re still complicated, imperfect devices, plagued with breakdowns and performance issues. Battery care, for example, is still challenging, though it’s vastly simpler than it used to be.

2. Bike Culture.

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