Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pennsylvania retailers are stocking a New Form of Green Transportation

Imagine riding your bicycle to work on a summer day without needing to change out of sweaty clothes once you arrive at the office. Or having a bike that gives you a little push up that steep hill by your house.
Bicycles exist that provide this extra boost and power. But unlike the entirely pedal-powered cycles like the one you learned to ride as a kid, these electric bicycles have battery-powered motors to help push the rider along when pedaling isn’t quite enough.
They’re popular in China and Europe and somewhat common in the U.S. on the West Coast and in the South. They haven’t quite caught on nationwide because few bicycle shops sell them, but that’s changing ever so slowly, says Dr. Frank Jamerson, publisher of the Electric Bikes Worldwide Reports. And in Pennsylvania, a growing number of retailers are stocking this new form of transportation.
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