New York Times Mentions Ebikes

In a sign that ebikes are finally catching the attention of the mainstream press, the venerable New York Times recently published a short article extolling the benefits of the electric-assist bicycle. From the article:

“Improved technology has also helped their popularity. Manufacturers have switched from motors attached to the hub of the rear wheel to more efficient center-drive motors in the pedal crankshaft, which improve the bike’s center of gravity and handling. New lithium ion batteries are more efficient and able to deliver greater range. Depending on the weight of the cyclist and the terrain, a single charge can last between 20 and 70 miles.”

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