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Main obstacle to rising electric bike use is cost, survey finds

Active Travel

Deniz Huseyin
28 March 2022
E-bikes suit a wider diversity of age because of ‘their potential to reduce physical exertion’
E-bikes suit a wider diversity of age because of ‘their potential to reduce physical exertion’


Around two-thirds of adults who expressed an interest in buying an electric bike said the upfront cost was putting them off, according to a new research by campaign #BikeIsBest and the University of Westminster's Active Travel Academy. Nearly 20% of respondent said they were considering purchasing an e-bike in the future

The poll, conducted by YouGov, suggests broad support for e-bikes as a means of reducing carbon, even amongst those who are not currently considering purchasing one. It found...

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