Q: Is there a market for electric two-wheelers in America?
A: China already has more than 25 million E2Ws, mainly scooters and electric bicycles, in use. Urban congestion and short-range usage make even the slowest E2W competitive with ICE [internal-combustion] vehicles there. In America, motor-cycles are used mostly for recreation. But as fuel prices increase and recessionary forces stress more people, bikes look more attractive as basic transport. Current E2Ws do that just fine. The American E2W market is present and growing. The OEMs now have to educate potential buyers to the capabilities of these machines.