What is an e-bike?An electric bicycle, also known as an e-bike, is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion. There is a great variety of different types of e-bikes available worldwide, from e-bikes that only have a small motor to assist the rider's pedal-power (i.e., pedelecs) to somewhat more powerful e-bikes which tend closer to moped-style functionality: all, however, retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider and are therefore not electric motorcycles. E-bikes use rechargeable batteries and the lighter varieties can travel up to 25 to 32 km/h (16 to 20 mph), depending on the laws of the country in which they are sold, while the more high-powered varieties can often do in excess of 40 km/h (25 mph). In the EU e-bikes shall be CE certified, according to EN15194, standard for Electronically Power Assisted Cycles (EPAC), and EN14764, city and trekking bicycles - safety.
If we compare it to other electric vehicles, the e-bike has the best price/weight/autonomy ratio.
The figures speak for themselves:
- Weight: 20 to 26 kg
- Autonomy: 50 to 100 km
- Weight: 100 to 130 kg
- Autonomy: 50 to 80 km
- Weight: 1500 to 2000 kg
- Autonomy: 120 to 160 km
In addition, we obtain these results with minimal environmental impact. The effort produced by the rider is completed by a 250W motor, supplied by a compact and lightweight battery (on average, 36V with a capacity of 10Ah).
It’s this man/machine synergy, the small amount of space it takes up, and its cost that, combined, make the e-bike the most efficient of electric vehicles.
Why I need an e-bike?The cool part about electric bikes, is they are still bikes.
You still get exercise, you still get to have fun outside, you still get to places independently; it’s just a little faster and a lot more fun. There are naysayers out there who pooh-pooh the idea of electric bikes, suggesting that somehow they are “not real”; they probably have never considered what it really means to ride a bike for commuting.
An e-bikes allows you to get to your work place on time and with no-sweat.
And even if you are not a commuter and ride only for fun, consider that with an e-bike you can approach longer trips and still you can decide what kind of help the electric engine is providing to you.
Elderly people can also benefit from using e-bikes and take longer routes.
Several studies show that e-bike users ride more often and longer, and they usually choose their e-bike instead of other means of transportation.
Economical to use (about 1€ for 1000km), interactive, enjoyable and lightweight, e-bikes have a huge advantage compared to scooters and electric cars: even without a battery, you can still use them!
Why to buy from us?We are Official distributors in the Baltics for Gocycle and Ecoride in Estonia and Italy: it means any problem, repair or upgrade is easy with us.
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