Climate Change Pushes Auto Industry Into E-Bikes : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money Auto companies needing to lower emissions while facing car bans in some cities, are turning their focus toward a familiar, two-wheeled competitor. Today on the show, the rise of the e-bike.

Gas Power To Electric Power To... Foot Power?

Gas Power To Electric Power To... Foot Power?

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A Kettler Family E-bike at the 2021 Munich Motor Show IAA Mobility on September 07, 2021.
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Combating climate change by shifting our transportation has been big news lately. President Biden signed an executive order stating that half of all U.S. car sales need to be electric by 2030, and the EU said no combustion engines can be sold on the continent after 2035.

Cars are being banned or restricted in various areas and city centers left and right... but there's one vehicle that's been given free rein. The e-bike is the highest-selling electric vehicle across Europe and is rapidly rising in popularity in America. Car companies are starting to pay attention.

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