Electric bicycles made in China are very popular in this country
In the Korean capital Pyongyang traffic sparse streets, electric bicycles are nowadays the most fashionable new transport.
British Reuters reported on May 10, in the North Korean capital Pyongyang traffic sparse streets, electric bicycles is nowadays the most fashionable new transport. Made in China electric bicycles two years ago in Pyongyang is also almost hard to find a trace, but now has become very common.
Pyongyang locals and foreign residents said that although pedal bicycles still dominate, electric bicycles began to pop up last year.
“You can carry your luggage.” KimCholJin, a computer science student at Golden Policy Industrial University, said riding an electric bike on a future scientist street.
“My wife bought me, used to reduce commute time,” he said.
Reported that, in addition to the popularity of electric bicycles, Pyongyang recently also the rise of another consumer trend: residents of the use of LED bulbs and solar panels greatly increased.
A bike produced by a Chinese company is sold this week in Pyongyang’s Everbright department store, priced at ₩ 2.62 million per unit. Although this is far more than the ability of the Korean people to pay, but the “gray market economy” to expand the creation of a called “profitable” gradually growing consumer class.
The report also said Pyongyang’s traffic was crowded, and last year the city began to delineate the first bike lane. To slow the degree of congestion, the DPRK authorities have introduced a vehicle limit mechanism.
Pyongyang’s traffic is still far from congestion, most residents are still on foot or crowded bus commuting, but electric bicycles are joining the taxi, gradually increasing the flow of cars and the former Soviet Union trolleybus, especially the power outage When trolley buses are not operational, electric bikes are increasingly becoming a popular alternative vehicle.
From Sydney today /content-1179566