One of the biggest driving factors for electric bike and these vehicle adoption trends has been the steady rise in gas prices. Consumers are now making the more intelligent and calculated investment when it comes to their transportation.
In Ottawa, Canada, bike shop owners have said that fuel prices are driving sales. "They come and they say, 'Listen, gas prices will go higher than what they already are, so I want an e-bike.'"
This is a segment for Tree Huggers and their article on this very subject.
It seems the trend of consumers educating Themselves as a result of increasing transportation costs is spreading as the need for a better solution pushed people to these electric bike options.
What price will gas get to before more people make the change?