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Portability, user convenience lead R&D in electric bikes line

Suppliers are rolling out smaller, more portable units with foldable frames.

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  • Service life: Under this measure, China-made electric bikes utilize brushless DC motors. These not only have longer service lives, but emit lower noise.
  • Environment-friendly components: Suppliers are adopting Li-ion, -polymer batteries that last up to 500 cycles after a 5hr charging time. Electrical capacity is also equal to that offered by lead-acid variants. NiCd and NiMH-fitted versions are also on hand. 
  • Portability: Several new models come in foldable frames, besides the mainstream L and diamond shapes. Gaining popularity in the industry are smaller units with 12 to 16in wheels. 

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Note: This article "Portability, user convenience lead R&D in electric bikes line " was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through e-magazines and trade shows

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

Disclaimer: All product images are provided by the companies interviewed and are for reference purposes only. Those product images featuring products with trademarks, brand names or logos are not intended for sale. We, our affiliates, and our affiliates' respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents or contractors, do not accept and will not have any responsibility or liability for product images (or any part thereof) which infringe on any intellectual property or other rights of a third party.

 

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