Going Dutch Now Means Going on an Electric Bike: Chart

The number of electric bikes sold in the Netherlands increased by about 52 percent to 276,000 between 2011 and 2015, while the number of manually powered bicycles fell by 33 percent in the same period. Rather than signaling an end to the quintessential Dutch pedaling, e-bike sales are actually spurring cycling activity as some now bike longer distances to work, Sacha Boedijn of trade organization RAI Vereniging said. “You’re basically cycling downwind, people really like that.”