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  1. Regarding “Will e-bikes replace automobiles”, I am reminded of the large number of “Solex” bikes in use in France and elsewhere in Europe after WWII (and maybe before as well). These were mostly ridden by low income individuals; I remember seeing a woman Solex rider who appeared to be in her 70s or 80s carrying a bag of groceries. One problem with the Solex was that the small engine ran, I believe, on diesel fuel. Air quality concerns undoubtedly led to their demise. Nonetheless they served a useful purpose for thousands of individuals at the time. One an only wonder what would have happened if e-bikes were available back then.

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