Electric motorcycles help Cuba ride out a fuel shortage | AFP

The vintage urban panorama of Havana is changing with “almendrones” – those old and classic cars – making way for “motorinas”, electric motorcycles. Since customs authorized their import in 2013, the eco-friendly bikes have become an important part of Cuba’s urban transportation, even more so now as Cuba is feeling the effects of an acute fuel shortage that emerged from pressure and fines imposed by Washington on tankers moving oil from Venezuela.

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