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E-bikes slowly gaining traction in Finland as gov't considers subsidies

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E-bikes slowly gaining traction in Finland as gov't considers subsidies

Electric bikes are becoming more popular across Europe, but Finland has lagged behind the trend. That could change if proposed subsidies are introduced.

A two hundred watt electric motor, electronics, a detachable battery: cycling equipment like this is becoming ever more common on the city streets of Finland.

Hardcore winter cyclist Pasi Haapakorpi, of Oulu, says that even cold weather e-bike usage is easy enough.

"In the winters cycling can be a little harder," said Haapakorpi. "Then there's nothing for it but to turn on the power and get moving."

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