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Last month we reported on coming regulations for electric bike owners in Beijing. Since then, however, opposition and cycling supporters have caused enough pressure to stall these regulations from taking effect.
Read the details in Legal threat to China’s electric bikes postponed on BikeRadar.com
Electric bikes are prolific in China, and due to their ease of use and affordability, the motorbike industry has taken a hit in terms of market share. In an attempt to recover, motorbike industry proponents have drafted and proposed legislation that would lower the maximum speed for an electric bike and require such things as driver and bike licensing.
To learn how electric bicycle advocates are fighting this legislation, read: Electric bike plan drives cyclists to fury on China Daily.