Why Buy an Electric Bike?

 Why Buy an Electric Bike? As the US continues to urbanize, traffic increases, and vehicle costs climb, more people are seeking convenience and looking for alternative transportation. Enter the electric bike. Although the first one was designed and patented in 1895, they have started to gain in popularity some 100 years later. China has the largest electric bike market at approximately 120 million (Wikipedia, 2016) while with EU countries, the numbers have risen from 98,000 in 2006 to 1,139,000 in 2014, Germany with 42% of the market, (Germany, 42%; the Netherlands, 20%; and Belgium, 11%) (CONEBI, 2016). Interestingly, in 2012, according to an article from Yale Environment 360, in the US there were nearly as many electric bike...