PRLog - Aug. 13, 2009 - PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- With rising energy prices and increasing awareness of global warming and it's impact on our environment, consumers are looking for cheaper, greener forms of transportation. Unfortunately, their choices are limited to a handful of pricey hybrids that are far too expensive, or electric cars that are incapable of meeting their daily transportation needs. With affordable and efficient vehicle technology years away, consumers are considering a new option for short trips and commutes: electric bicycles and scooters.
Commuting With an Electric Bike
Last year, over 21 million electric bikes were sold in China alone. Although the Western World is still far behind, a new trend is emerging in Europe and the U.S. as consumers look for more affordable, greener ways to get around town. With ranges of 10 to 40 miles per charge (depending on the bicycle model and technology), electric bikes and scooters provide consumers with an excellent eco-friendly alternative that can help them save on fuel costs without emitting harmful CO2 emissions.
At just pennies per charge, the savings can be substantial by riding just a couple miles per day. And considering most people live less than 20 miles from their workplace, an electric bike is a great solution for reducing transportation costs. Not to mention they make no sound, release no smelly exhaust and are a breeze for almost anyone to operate. Pedal just like a normal bike, use power to assist or run on 100% electric power and don't pedal at all. Entry level bikes cost just $599, while upper-end models run $2000+ with top of the line Li-Ion batteries.
Electric bikes and scooters are great for people of all ages. They're perfect for college campuses, getting around the city or going to-and-from work. Plus, there's no need to worry about being sweaty or exhausted when you arrive at your destination. Baby-boomers have been especially fond of these new products which allow them to get outside and be active again.
With a vast range of products and price points, there's an electric bike or scooter designed to meet almost everyone's needs. Not only are there a wide variety of electric bicycles, but you can even convert your standard bike with an electric bike kit. For more information, be sure to visit eCo Wheelz. at: http://www.eco-