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Bikes are hot but e-bikes are on fire

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Electric bikes are best sellers in 2020.
  • Michael J. Coren
By Michael J. Coren

Climate reporter

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The US is entering the era of the electric bicycle. The favored conveyance of New York City delivery workers, the e-bike has now gone mainstream: Sales in America have outpaced conventional bikes for three years running.

While conventional bike sales declined slightly in 2018 and 2019, e-bikes soared more than 50%, according to data from market research firm NPD. And theyโ€™ve gone into overdrive during the coronavirus pandemic. E-bike sales have more than doubled since January, outpacing even huge sales growth in conventional bicycles.

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