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MetroMPG 03-03-2020 11:20 AM

1 in 6 Belgians use an electric bike
 
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Now, that's EV market penetration! And healthy growth:


2017 - 10%
2018 - 13%
2019 - 16%


The number is not current quarter or annual sales, but actual full-fleet numbers.

Fun fact from the article:

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Moreover, the survey revealed that 54% of cyclists involved in an accident during weekend nights were under the influence.
(That's cyclists in total, not specifically about e-bike riders.)


Full article (with other info about car & public transit usage):
https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-ne...electric-bike/

Full article:


https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-ne...electric-bike/

Ecky 03-09-2020 02:41 PM

I've been seriously tempted to move somewhere with better infrastructure for alternative transportation. It's hard to ride an ebike safely when there are no bike lanes.

GreenTDI 05-09-2020 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 618273)
Fun fact from the article:

Moreover, the survey revealed that 54% of cyclists involved in an accident during weekend nights were under the influence.

(That's cyclists in total, not specifically about e-bike riders.)



It sounds like you are amazed, the article talks about the capital of beers :p

But yes, E-bikes are booming here, mainly for commuting. Due to major traffic jam problems and the improving infrastructure for cyclists. On the other hand, owning and driving a car is punished and cycling is financially rewarded. For instance: my total daily commute is 14 miles and I get $ 5 for that. That's $ 120 a month, untaxed, plus what I save by not taking the car. The population is getting convinced.

MetroMPG 05-09-2020 08:30 AM

You are paid to ride your bike! That's amazing. How is it monitored for compliance?

Electric assist or regular?

GreenTDI 05-09-2020 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 623675)
You are paid to ride your bike! That's amazing. How is it monitored for compliance?

Electric assist or regular?

I have a regular bike, it's not a great distance and it is almost flat.

It is difficult to control, it is mainly based on trust and good will. You have to promise it in a contract.

Most workplaces or companies have barriers for cars so you have to badge in to get in. If not, you receive a badge to park your bike in a secure garage. That way it can be monitored a bit. But you could put your bicycle in your car, park the car somewhere else and only cycle the last mile to your work. So when your commute is 40 miles a day you have a big cheque and the end of the month. But that is also quite a hassle, if you can keep that up without being seen.

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 05-10-2020 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by GreenTDI (Post 623674)
It sounds like you are amazed, the article talks about the capital of beers :p

I guess it might be harder to get in trouble pedalling while drunk than driving while drunk :D

GreenTDI 06-30-2020 11:52 AM

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The corona virus seems to have a strong positive effect on the number of bicycle trips.

In many city's in Belgium and Brussels in particular, cars are now loosing priority.

https://ecomodder.com/forum/attachme...1&d=1593532284

https://www.brusselstimes.com/brusse...ockdown-lifts/

Good that this change was initiated by the lock down. People have realized that things can be done differently.

ptitviet 07-02-2020 03:02 AM

That's awesome!

I personaly also commute with an EV-bike. Useful since there is a 350m height difference between home and office :)

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 07-02-2020 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by GreenTDI (Post 627186)
People have realized that things can be done differently.

Sure, but it becomes a matter of concern once cars are portrayed as somewhat "evil".

Grant-53 07-06-2020 03:44 PM

Less car travel during the pandemic has reduced pollution and made life somewhat easier for cyclists in cities built more than three hundred years ago. There is a population that thinks cars and their drivers are evil menaces. I was dropped from a Facebook group for saying I didn't mind riding in traffic. If you can ride a bicycle that is fine but realize that not everyone can do that. Older people are looking to add electric motors to their bikes. There are big gains to be made in drag reduction for commuter bikes.


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