ebikes usage in China and Japan?


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Apr 18, 2020
Does anyone know what ebikes are popular in China and Japan? I read somewhere that ten to twenty percent of two wheeled vehicles in China are ebikes, and someone told me that he saw a lot of ebikes while he was visiting Japan.
Per this Japan Times article, about 1/2 of Japan's electric bikes are domestically produced, and regulated no throttle, 24kmh (~15mph) max speed. About 1/2 million ebikes are sold annually, "the electric bike industry is booming in an otherwise declining bicycle market".

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Most likely the same type of ebikes as in Europe or USA. But also a lot of self made ones.