Electric bicycles have long been popular in China, and their popularity is now growing in the U.S.

“The average auto trip in the U.S. is five miles or less,” David Cabanban, bicycle business manager at Sanyo North America, explains. “At the end of the day, how do you lower pollution and get people healthy? We’ve got to get people back to riding bikes.”

Read the full article in the New York Times, Electric Bicycles Are Gaining a Toehold in U.S.