The Other Electric Vehicle: E-Bikes Gain Ground for Americans Avoiding Gas Cars

Crystal and Brianne Williams, a married couple who live just outside of Denver, recently made a decision that would have seemed radical just a few years ago.

The pair, 33 and 29 years old, ditched their car for a pair of electric bikes. Brianne rides hers every weekday, 18 miles round trip, to study at her university. Crystal, a less experienced rider, uses hers a couple of times a week to get to her job in downtown Denver, and for errands and outings. Their custom models, assembled by a local e-bike specialty manufacturer, are now their sole means of personal transportation.