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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." Read more here

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