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.


Reinventing the Automobile book cover

Reinventing The Automobile - Personal Urban Mobility For The 21st Century is collaboration of three respected automotive experts from MIT and GM.

American University of Kuwait

Empires collapse when they turn inward, argues Matt Ridley in 'The Rational Optimist'.

GM's EN-V concept vehicle for urban streets of the future.

OpEd by executive officer of Bay Area Air Quality Management District.


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