“We fight for the environment”

That’s the tag line of E Bike, a electronic motorcycle brand. There are quite a few of them around town and one volunteer has bought one. They cost about $500 USD, can run for about 80 km before requiring charging, and can reach speeds of up to 40 km/hr. They’re almost perfectly designed for a small city like Vientiane, where the majority of people live within 5km of the city center. Their lack of emissions might be one step towards lowering the pollution levels in Vientiane as the city undergoes exponential growth.