Electric bikes are outselling electric cars in the United States


In cities, ebikes are a real alternative to cars when it comes to making short journeys. — AFP Relaxnews

The trend may be global, but figures from the United States are particularly striking: in 2021, more electric bikes were sold there than electric cars. And in a country where the car is king, that’s something of a revolution.

Nearly 790,000 ebikes were sold in the United States in 2021, an increase of 70% compared to 2020, according to data compiled by the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) and reported by Bloomberg. This figure compares to 650,000 electric cars (or plug-in hybrids) sold in the same period.

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