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A mid-range e-bike sells for about $2,500. According to the Navigant Research report, e-bicycle revenue in the U.S. alone for 2013 will be about $82.3 million, and it is expected to reach $152.3 million in 2020.

“I can tell that awareness of e-bikes has increased,” Busch said.

Electric Bikes LA has been open for the last five years, selling and repairing a variety of e-bikes, folding bicycles, kick scooters and electric scooters. In that time, Busch said he’s noticed more stores in his area carrying e-bikes.

The bikes appeal to Angelenos looking to simplify their lives, he said. “We’ve had customers that have bought an e-bike and then returned the lease on their BMW,” Busch said. “People just want to downsize.”

Is there an advantage of an electric bike over a moped or scooter?

I mean, other than that you can pedal if you want?

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