Electric motorbikes are some of the most convenient forms of transportation around. In China, E-Bikes are any and everywhere. They come in all shapes, sizes, and are of varying power. They are great for short distance travel and, most importantly, for saving money and time. You won’t ever spend to spend big bucks on filling the tank, and you can get-up-and-go anytime you need.
Nearly all cities provide a small lane adjacent to streets for E-Bikes and cyclist, as well as small yellow boxes that serve as charging stations. E-Bikes can also range from anywhere between 1,300 and 4,000rmb, or about $200 to $700, and last several good years or more. Doesn’t that sound great?
On one hand, the majority of American cities are not built like China.
Streets are often wider, or longer. Highways are intertwined throughout downtowns and are a necessity to get from point A to B. Buildings and offices are spread out, rather than stacked in a bunch. And the list goes on.
The bottom line—in America, you pretty much need a car.
As true as that may be, having E-Bikes as optional modes of travel would still particularly benefit those that need to travel across short distances, as well as those that are just simply looking to save time and money.
It’s also a mechanically reliable form of transportation, and lacks the need for constant maintenance. As long as laws and regulations were strictly enforced to encourage safety measures, E-Bikes would surely benefit people’s lives across America.