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Tariffs Could Visit the E-Bike Market

Manufacturers of electric bicycles, also known as pedal-assisted bikes and e-bikes, could be next on the Trump Administration's list for tariffs.
July 26, 2018, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"President Trump’s escalating trade war with China poses a threat to the burgeoning use of e-bikes in the U.S.," reports Angie Schmitt.

"The next round of tariffs from the White House takes aim at Chinese manufacturers of e-bikes and e-bike motors, which are on a list of hundreds of products that could be subject to a 25 percent impost tax," according to Schmitt.

If implemented, the tariffs could impact individuals who use e-bikes for work as well as bike share companies. A source from the North American Bike Share Association tells Schmitt that the industry had expected 2018 to be the "year of the e-bike share revolution."

Schmitt also shares information about the organizations working to oppose the tariffs.

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Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Streetsblog USA
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