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Sunday, October 3, 2010

120 mln e-bikes take on China's streets Tuesday, September 28, 2010 9:19 AM




TIANJIN, Sep. 28, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) -- Green transportation achieved rapid development in China, said Qiu Baoxing, vice minister of China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development at China(Binhai, Tianjin)International Eco-city Forum on September 28.
Up to 120 million electric bicycles ran on the roads, and the annual increase of investment in the construction of subways reached 200 billion yuan, said the vice minister. Accordingly, the number of e-bikes has grown rapidly in China from a few thousand a decade ago to 120 million today, and it still increases at an annual rate of 30 percent.
As for energy consumption, an e-bike only accounts for one eighth of a motorcycle and one twelfth of a car. (Edited by Yang Liu, yangliu@xinhua.org)
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