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Current situation of electric bikes production and sales all over the world

After learned above countries' Electric bike market situation, we can see that these developed countries of the European Union, the United States and Japan, electric bike market is relatively has three characteristics: 1.Government encourage the development of electric vehicles; 2.electric bikes generally are expensive; 3.consumers mainly in older age groups.

Germany: Germany's electric bikes ownership is about 3 million, still increasing by 150,000 annually since the financial crisis. Recently, the German Federal Statistical Office released the first 8 months of 2012, Germany imported a total of 164,000 electric bikes, the number of imports from China is 78,000, 50% of total imports.

German generally like Sporting, Natural many of young people prefer ordinary bike, Therefore, the elderly are the primary audience of electric bicycles, Many electric bike companies' main target customers are 55 years old or older. People to buy electric bicycles are mainly concentrated in villages or towns. According to related reports, The life of Germany electric bike's battery is sufficient to support bicycle travel 400,000 kms, therefore there is no battery replacement cost and trouble. Meanwhile, Germany has specialized recycling waste batteries' company, so no need electric bike company to worry about this point.

Australia: Sydney and other major cities in Australia, the traffic is very congested. Although Cars and trains are still the main means of transport to travel, but more and more people initiative electric bike riding. some dealer said that due to terrain reasons, most of urban roads terrain in Australia are uneven, steep, so they are not suitable for human bicycles, electric bicycles can be a good solution to this problem. And even to the crowds for fitness purpose, electric bikes can also make them have more choices on the route.

Netherlands: Netherlands is Europe's second largest electric bike market, old people are the main users. In Netherlands, bike Road between cities is becoming increasingly popular, for example, a total length of 24 kms of bike road between Rotterdam and Hague are under planning. Such road is easier for bicyclists to ride farther and faster.

France: French electric bike sales growing constantly in recent years.last year is 37,000, in 2010 and 2009, the figures were 30,000 and 23,700. However, the prices are not cheap. The cheapest of lithium battery electric bike is also about 1,000 euros, generally between 1,500-2,000 euros, and a lot of electric bikes even more than 3000 euros.

However, in France, many local governments are encouraging the public to buy electric bikes. such as Paris, started from 2009,people buy a two wheel electric vehicle, goverment subsidy 25% of the vehicle price,limited at 400 euros(525 USD); and organizations to purchase two wheel electric vehicles within 10pcs can also receive the same discount promotions.

US: Electric bikes in the United States belong to the entertainment products, rather than a means of transport.average price of electric bike is between 1000 to 4000 USD, equivalent to the price of a second-hand cars. main reason of not popularity for electric bikes in public is that Americans' daily travel is very car-dependent, urban planning and transport facilities are mostly designed for car driving, there are no bike lanes on the highway in most of American cities. Also main reason, most of Americans live in suburbs far from the industrial and commercial center, they must drive cars for commuting.

Japan: electric bike consumers mostly in the elderly population in Japan, but with the popularity of environmental awareness, many tourist attractions are optimistic on electric bikes and vehicles, many places have launched leasing services, to promote people to drive less. electric vehicles rental service of Japan attractions has increased recent years. In Japan, electric bike is a luxury, very expensive, not vey popular among public, Currently, the lowest price of an electric bike is nearly 70,000 yen(around 800 USD), the most expensive is about 120,000 yen(around 1400 USD).

After learned above countries' Electric bike market situation, we can see that these developed countries of the European Union, the United States and Japan, electric bike market is relatively has three characteristics:
1.Government encourage the development of electric vehicles;
2.electric bikes generally are expensive;
3.consumers mainly in older age groups.

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