The International Herald Tribune today carries a business story on the surging sales of e-bikes

IHT plugs electric bikes

"From California to China, ‘e-bikes’ are taking off as an alternate means of transportation, after years of being overshadowed by their muscle- powered cousins," writes Carolyn Whelan of the International Herald Tribune.

Electric bike proponent Ed Benjamin told the IHT reporter: "E-bikes have been under the radar. Now 20 million units a year sell. The business is young and growing crazy fast."

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