In less than a week from this posting, free choice for consumers will be dead. Something that was zero polluting, relieved traffic congestion, saved on the destruction of roads costing taxpayers big buck, and spawned a culture of sorts will be dead. And why did this happen you ask? Because the legislature and governor of California do not represent the public, do not grow free markets, they are completely corrupted, Democrats, Republicans and Independents. Everyone in the California ASSembly and Senate and the governor killed free markets and they did it for the CEO of a small company whose products were not selling well.
See, here’s the real issues at hand. The marketplace and consumers didn’t like what the CEO and his company and similar companies were offering and their competition was eating them alive! So, they went to a corrupt government who gladly sold them an entire state free marketplace to have for themselves. The CEO inserted himself on a state board, they crafted a law benefiting his company’s specific products, criminalized users of competing products and used government to make the products in a free market that were outselling theirs illegal to sell and manufacturer. And here is the kicker. These bad companies formed a consortium and are doing this state-by-state so the consumers throughout America can only by their products. Hence California’s AB1096 did all of this. Now let us first look at what this company is selling for over 3 grand. Hint, you must pedal it, no throttles…
Now, let’s see what you could have for half that price or less.
$1,200.00 and this is why the other manufacturers above bought an entire state marketplace. Oh yeah, I mentioned culture. Let’s look at what Governor Brown and the entire California (GREEN ENERGY SHOUTING POLITICIANS) just killed, why not.
AB1096 you can’t do this on Jan. 1st 2016
and on Jan. 1st 2016 you can’t do this.
Forget riding offroad on trails, it’s illegal in California!
and the culture killed by AB1096 that was just starting to grow.
and let’s see, what about commuting to work or the store on a street? Yup, you guessed it, on a zero polluting throttle ebike you won’t be able to do that either unless you own a ebike that goes under 20mph. A pedal bike can hit 50MPH and legally are allowed to. What if you are physically handicapped? AB1096 criminalizes handicapped people on faster than 20MPH throttle ebikes. Talk about discrimination. Maybe someone will sue the CEO and his company for writing and financing a bill through the corrupt state legislature and while we are talking of this get-rich-quick method, sue California as well. And now for the commute to work you won’t be able to do anymore.
Legal in Moscow and Beijing, just not in California and soon the rest of America.
and in Columbia where it is legal, they have more freedoms than in corrupt communist America.
What you could have ridden to work will never be because a company CEO and his company bought an entire state marketplace. But let’s see what technologies were extinguished by a closed market with no competition.
and now for a word from someone knowledgeable about AB1096.
he forgot to mention how you can buy a free marketplace and criminalize consumers of competing products, nice one! What you just heard was the candy coating on nothing short of B.S.! And while I am at it, let’s listen to Mr. Governor Zero Polluting Energy himself. Just bear in mind he just criminalized “ZERO POLLUTING” transportation, relegated ebikes to an expensive hobby in a communized marketplace to benefit a few small companies.