Chinese factories began producing Electric Bicycles in numbers in approximately 1997 after a major Local Government Banned the production of 2 stroke motorcycles.
One night 200 Motor Cycle factories closed down followed by 200 Electric Bicycle Factories opening up the following week!
At around 1999 one would see perhaps 1 or 2 Electric Bicycles per 100 Bicycles on the Streets of Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou Nanjing and other major Cities in China!
Today it is almost 30 E Bikes per 100 Bicycles, an astonishing increase.
China in fact only exports 4% of the Electric Bicycles it produces according the the Tianjin Bicycle Federation.
Attached are 2 examples of well used E Bikes in China!