American Puts Pedals to the Mettle

Dr. Frank Jamerson is an atypical conservationist on a quest to take bicycles down the electric avenue.

Published: 17-Aug-2012

Approaching bicycle retailers in the early 1990s to encourage them to sell electric bikes, Frank Jamerson says he was often met with the response "Get the hell out of here".

The author of Electric Bikes Worldwide Report says it was early days for electric vehicles, bikes included, and for shop vendors the idea of selling a non-manual bike defeated the whole purpose of the cycling culture.

"They only did pedal," Jamerson says.

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