You might consider it a new breed of bicycle, but it’s been around for years — New Jersey and the U.S. are just catching on to the trend.
Electric bicycles, or e-bikes, use battery power to assist riders with pedaling over unpleasant terrain or while they’re exhausted. Some models can also do all the work for you — propelling forward with no pedaling necessary — when you engage the throttle.
In Verona, Electric Spokes Co. believes it’s on the ground floor of a booming industry stateside that’s already a “way of life” in Europe.
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