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I think the real problem with e-bikes is that when any part of the electronics/power system fails it will be a boat anchor unless you can get spare parts. How long will Trek or Spesh stock a control board or display or battery for a 2021 e-bike?
If e-bikes systems were generic like other bike components you could at least get a replacement aftermarket, but if they are manufacturer/model specific you are at the mercy of the manufacturer to stock parts and sell them to you.
I suspect this will make selling a used e-bike a challenge and the effective service life quite short. Then the question is how much of that e-bike gets recycled into something useful and how much ends in the landfill.
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