What Are the Advantages of Having an E-Bike ?
Basically, an electric bicycle is heaven sent in various ways:
- They offer those with low lung capacity; people living with asthma and those who are allergic the chance to have a minimized fitness level to go out and enjoy Mother Nature’s philanthropic gifts. Even the moderately fit can appreciate some assistance when moving uphill.
- They provide you with a convenient mode of transportation especially those with time-conscious bosses and busy adult towing a buggy full of children or picking up some groceries.
- They are an eco-friendly or green alternative to driving a vehicle. According to some studies, the average car speed in rush hour traffic can dip as low as 18 to 20 mph. E-bikes’, on the other hand, speed can be as high as 15 mph.
- They are economically advantageous. Picture this, the annual cost of running a new car is, on average, about $10,000 per year. Running an electric bike, however, costs around $400 per year. If you consider filling the gas tank cost, it lets say $30. Recharging an electric bike battery costs only about 50 cents.
That goes to show that with an electric bike, you can lower the pollution rate, improve on fitness, save a couple of bucks and still arrive at the same time as your car-bound colleagues.
How Far Can An E-Bike Go ?
It all depends on the terrain, whether flat or hilly, the rider’s weight, the tire pressure, the rider’s input, and the wind. Under normal conditions though, you can expect it to go 20 to 40 miles per charge.
What Kind of Service Do Electric Bikes Require ?
Every bike, regular or electric requires maintenance. For the e-bikes though, those with the lithium-ion batteries to be precise, you need to keep them at room temperatures since they perform better in such conditions. Battery life depletion may occur if you expose them to extreme temperatures. Therefore, we recommend storing them indoors.