Over on the power-assist mailing list Josh from Runabout Cycles asked the following question. (link below)
OK, How do we do it? How do we jump start the E bike market, and cause an electric revolution?
We have the efficiencies, the suppliers, the people, but how do we create a Pull, Demand, or a spark of life?
Looking at the Skateboard industry, it took off when some magazines started really showing all the kids what was going on in Cali, the Competitions, the Clothes, the new Designs, the Moves, the Tricks, and new places to Ride...
What could we do to start something like that?
Electric bicycles are highly efficient and could radically change how the people in the U.S. gets around. We all know this because we're living this story. Of course electric bicycles are popular in China, Taiwan, Europe, etc. Maybe some of the Chinese or Europeans on V can chime in with observations.