Elec­tric bikes give a buzz

Motorcycle News (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

The mo­tor­cy­cle in­dus­try has a great op­por­tu­nity with the ad­vent of elec­tric bikes. As getting around be­comes in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult through con­ges­tion, and politi­cians wake up to the af­fects of air qual­ity, the elec­tric bike has the abil­ity to solve both prob­lems. Swap­ping all the cars for elec­tric mod­els might help the en­vi­ron­ment, but it won’t do much for con­ges­tion. Move 5% of car users to elec­tric bikes, and con­ges­tion is dra­mat­i­cally im­proved, air qual­ity starts to im­prove and a new gen­er­a­tion of bik­ers is born. How? Make the mo­tor­cy­cling li­cence less ex­pen­sive and pro­vide fund­ing in­cen­tives on elec­tric bikes. Bingo! Dave Work­man, email

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