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Showing the way for the UK, our friends in Holland are now buying more electric bikes (or e-bikes or pedelecs or fun machines!) than non-electric bikes. With 22.5m bikes in a country of 17 million people, 2018 was the first year that overall sales soared past €1bn and the first time more e-bikes were sold than standard bicycles. In terms of units, 409,400 e-bikes were sold, up 40% on 2017. As a result the average price of a bicycle in the Netherlands rose by about €200 to €1,207. In 2011 the average was €734. A key quote regarding great specs...

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We always like to flag up a good Haibike review, and here's a good one from Tech Radar. All the major pluses of the Haibike Street 2.5 are highlighted, and it's sure to be one of the best-selling electric bikes for 2019. Enjoy.

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Paris will offer its residents tax incentives to give up their cars or buy electric bikes, according to a press release. Anyone who purchases an e-bike or upgrades a conventional bike with an electrical assist will receive up to €400 ($495) and those who purchase both electric and conventional cargo bikes will receive up to €600 ($744). The city will also offer €600 for residents who get rid of their personal cars, and a €50 credit to any license-holding resident hoping to join the city's bike-share program. Bicycling.com notes the subsidies were introduced after Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo called on...

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Everybody is making them now, and they are getting really good. Not long ago in TreeHugger I quoted Horace Dediu: “Bikes have a tremendous disruptive advantage over cars. Bikes will eat cars.” And while all the press and the big investors are gaga over electric and self-driving cars, I continue to believe that bikes will own the future. I am not alone; even a disinterested observer can see the future here. A few weeks ago I visited the big Auto Show and there was an electric car section that you could shoot a cannon through, and not much innovation, not...

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airless tyre, cycling -

Schwalbe has entered the airless tyre segment with a new €89 puncture proof system based around an air free thermoplastic polyurethane paired with an inner Airless ring. Consisting of an outer tyre paired with an inner portion, the new Airless system is said to be able to cope with high-speed and electric bike use, delivering a 10,000 kilometre lifecycle if used normally. Initially available in Germany and Holland, UK rollout is to be confirmed, according to Dave Taylor of Schwalbe UK. He told CI.N: “The UK SRP will be similar to the Euro SRP converted at current FX rate and...

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