<b>China 2011:</b> Rising E-Bike Price Inhibits Consumer Spending

After over 10 year's rapid growth, the China e-bike industry experienced its first sales slide in 2011. It is estimated that 1 to 2.5 million fewer e-bikes were sold in China in 2011 compared with 2010. Besides the price increase in raw materials and shortage of lead-acid battery supplies, consumers' high sensitivity to price also contributed to the shrinking market.