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John MacArthur at the Oregon Research and Education Consortium has publish an interesting presentation on bicycles (aka e-bikes), I found thanks to Michael at BikePortland. It highlights many facts about this human-electric hybrid mode of and I’d like to share the with you below (but you can out the whole thing here ).

1) a bike to an e-bike is slightly common than buying an from scratch . 48 percent of users purchased an e-bike, 52 percent converted a standard (most commonly a mountain but 13 percent of them a cargo or Xtracycle) by adding a battery and

That’s an interesting stats. I conversions to be a lower ratio. might be a sign that are still in the early adopter in the US, as these tend to be a bit more and ready to make a project out of than mainstream buyers.

My guess is that over the ratio will go lower for but that’s not necessarily bad; matters is that people are their bikes more.

2) conversions are usually cheaper purchases, but not always . 70 percent of conversions and 46 percent of e-bike were done for $1500 or

3) E-bike trips seem good at replacing car trips . The common reason to go electric was to some car trips, though ability and comfort were common reasons people up e-bikes.

Obviously, replacing car trips is the way to use a bike. It might not always be in more rural areas, but in cities, it should definitely be and e-bikes make that

4) E-bikes turn people daily riders . 55 percent of rode their standard weekly or daily before the After the purchase, weekly or biking rose to 93 percent. the few (6%) who had never ridden as an adult were now riding or daily.

Another great benefit of If you like biking, but don’t as much as you feel you should, you just need the little help that an e-bike provide. Give it a try!

5) The complaint with e-bikes is weight . About 26 percent of called it the main downside. 8 percent, meanwhile, said was no downside to riding an e-bike.) than 5 percent cited of theft or battery charging

This should get better time as battery technology But some e-bikes are definitely than others, so if that’s to you, make sure to at the specs of each model.

a Fully Charged episode last year looking at a few bikes:

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