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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