The market for electric motorcycles and scooters is growing rapidly in China amid concerns over the serious pollution problems in the country’s major cities. Companies from all over the country are starting to offer more electric versions of China’s favorite transportation devices, motorcycles and scooters.
With pollution being a serious issue for those living in major Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, any form of greener transportation on the roadways has to be an improvement. This, coupled with the fact many people there get around on motorcycles and scooters, opens the marketplace for innovative entrepreneurs offering electric motorcycles. Such is the case with Beijing-based start up ElctroForce Motors. Founded by three ex-pat engineers this past November, ElectroForce Motors, according to the South China Morning Post, aims to offer “high performance two-wheelers as a green alternative to petrol motorcycles.” They’ve designed two electric motorcycles which will range in price between $4,200 and $5,000 that are based upon gas motorcycle frames.