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Showing the way for the UK, our friends in Holland are now buying more electric bikes (or e-bikes or pedelecs or fun machines!) than non-electric bikes. With 22.5m bikes in a country of 17 million people, 2018 was the first year that overall sales soared past €1bn and the first time more e-bikes were sold than standard bicycles. In terms of units, 409,400 e-bikes were sold, up 40% on 2017. As a result the average price of a bicycle in the Netherlands rose by about €200 to €1,207. In 2011 the average was €734. A key quote regarding great specs...

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We always like to flag up a good Haibike review, and here's a good one from Tech Radar. All the major pluses of the Haibike Street 2.5 are highlighted, and it's sure to be one of the best-selling electric bikes for 2019. Enjoy.

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Paris will offer its residents tax incentives to give up their cars or buy electric bikes, according to a press release. Anyone who purchases an e-bike or upgrades a conventional bike with an electrical assist will receive up to €400 ($495) and those who purchase both electric and conventional cargo bikes will receive up to €600 ($744). The city will also offer €600 for residents who get rid of their personal cars, and a €50 credit to any license-holding resident hoping to join the city's bike-share program. Bicycling.com notes the subsidies were introduced after Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo called on...

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Bikes sales in the Netherlands are up after years of decline, figures from bike retailers organisation RAI Vereniging and motor trade organisation BOVAG show. Some 957,000 bikes were sold in 2017, 3.2% up compared to the previous year. One in three of bikes sold was an electric bike. The sale of new bikes had been going down steadily since 2007 until the introduction and subsequent popularity of the e-bike. In 2017 294,000 electric bikes hit the road compared to 89,000 in 2007. More than half of turnover in the sector is generated by electric bike sales, BOVAG said. Read more...

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All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group and Cycle to Work Alliance to host e-bike event at Westminster for parliamentarians. Members of both houses of parliament will attend an e-bike panel event in Portcullis House on Monday 12th March. The event is being organised jointly by the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group and the Cycle to Work Alliance. The event will be chaired by chair of the APPCG Ruth Cadbury MP and she will introduce talks from Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams (the company has a new e-bike version of its iconic folding bike); Cycle Solutions director Steve Edgell, who is chair of the Cycle...

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