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PHOTO CAPTION: ElectroForce prototype electric motorcycle is designed as a commuter with 50 km of range.

ElectroForce Hopes to Lure Chinese Commuters Onto Electric Motorcycles

Founded by a trio of engineers in 2013, the company has already developed two models, a 'street fighter' and a sports model competitively price between $4,200USD and $5,000USD.

Published: 05-Jan-2014

Like many commuters in Beijing, David Sawatzky, a Canadian who has been living in the city for three years, started riding an electric scooter a year ago because he was sick of traffic jams.

"With an electric bike, I can always know about how long it's going to take me to get somewhere," he said. "In a traffic jam, if I take a taxi, I am not sure how long it will take."

While the hordes of electric motorcycles and scooters on the roads are mostly inexpensive, mass-market bikes, the potential for the green mode of transport as an alternative to petrol motorcycles also brings hope to the manufacturers of higher-performance electric motorcycles.

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