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E-bikes will eat cars

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E-bikes will eat cars

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 enough that I could even score a post for TreeHugger out of it. But oh, there was a lot of love for the big pickup trucks.

Visiting the bicycle show yesterday was a very different experience. Half of the show was taken up with e-bikes of all shapes, sizes and prices.

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