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German e-bikes charge into European markets

Electric bicycles, costing as much as $5,000, only give power on demand but can reach speeds of 45kph.
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2012 08:00

They have two wheels and can get you from one place to another with no effort, and they are taking Europe by storm.

They are electric-powered bicycles, which are being built with the help of the multinational firm Daimler Benz. 

The bikes, which cost as much as $5,000, only help cyclists pedal if they want them to, but their motors can effortlessly push up to 45km per hour.

Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.

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