There's a great bit of publicity for electric bikes up at the LA Times. Numerous Los Angelino's are quoted on their great experiences.
Pete Compton, a 79-year-old retiree, thinks nothing of 60-mile round trips.
Christiana Crabbe, a 22-year-old barista, commutes 15 miles each way to her job, saving money and getting fitter.
Lori Harris Kilker, 48, a family law mediator uses it most days to get to work, run errands and go shopping. ‘I found that it changes your state of mind. I get places quicker, people always want talk to me about it, and it gets me up the final steep hill to my house with no sweat. It makes you happy.”
Dennis and Michelle Madden ride together several times a week. ‘It’s so doggone fun,’ he raves. ‘We’re getting back to how we used to be.’
US ebike sales continue to rise, but are still five or ten years behind Europe. Bosch, Yamaha and Shimano are all mentioned later in this great, positive article.