It’s almost certain that most of us look around at times and realise we’re living in the future. Technology has improved nearly every aspect of our lives, whether that’s in innovations in medicine, renewable energy, or fantastic sporting ideas to keep us active and healthy. One of these changes in the electric bicycle, or eBike.
You’ve possibly seen these already, zipping past us on the morning commute, but if you’re asking yourself if they live up to the hype, then let your UK electric bike company show you the benefits.
The eBike might be the biggest adoption of green transportation of the decade. Of course, cycling has always been ‘green’, but it’s much more than that, they can replace such methods of transport as the small petrol scooters seen everywhere.
eBikes use rechargeable batteries that can travel at speeds of 25 to 45km/h, which is much faster than a normal bicycle, and also allow you to reach your destination quicker, and with less effort on your behalf. They offer low cost, energy efficient, and importantly, emission free transport, which also has physical and health benefits.
1. Assisted biking
eBikes have battery powered ‘pedal assist’, which essentially is a machine built in to the bike to give your pedal power a boost. This will reduce the stress and impact on your knees and thighs. There are ebikes that have specific boosting technology that can assist you to conquer hills and inclines, so you don’t have to worry about any challenging terrain.
People of all ages and health can ride flawlessly and for much longer with an eBike. Longer rides mean more views and more possibilities for lunch stops!
2. Fast and flexible
The tech that’s integrated in to your eBike gives you the extra oomph you need to travel miles and miles with much less effort. You can still use cycle lanes and paths that are free from traffic, which is brilliant if you’re living in the city, able to reduce your commute time. They’re becoming very popular in cities as.
They don’t look that dissimilar to regular bicycles, as innovation over the years means that the technology used gets smaller, and less bulky. Often the only way you’d be able to tell it’s an eBike is by the distinctive ‘hum’ of the motor.
3. Improve fitness
According to a study of scientists at Switzerland’s University of Basel, riding an eBike is just as good as regular bikes at improving fitness. Although cycling with an eBike is pedal assisted, it’s still an exercise after all and therefore good for your health, both mentally and physically. If you are more into fitness, there are customisable ones suitable for exercise, try looking at and comparing these before purchasing.
4. Cut back expenses
Choosing to use an eBike instead of your car, or public transport, will save you money in the long run. Petrol and diesel are costly, and surges in price can impact your budget. eBike batteries are affordable, and can last up to 50 miles on a full charge, depending on how much assistance you use.
Climate change and global warming are serious issues and we all need to play our part. We might be facing our last stand to save our dying earth, and we can all contribute to this. eBikes emit lower pollution per kilometre than motorcycles and cars. You can help by using an eBikes instead of a petrol or diesel car. They use energy with an average rate of 100 to 150 watts compared to 15,000 or so for a car. As a result, this can help to improve air quality.
6. Wide variety of designs
With technology, everything is almost possible, and as the marketability of bikes increases, companies produce a variety of designs that can accommodate your needs. If there isn’t the perfect one out there right now, you can be pretty sure there will be soon.
While E-bikes are becoming all the rage now, there are still some of us that prefer other things like an Electric Scooter. If you’re a motorcyclist and want something lighter and more energy efficient, an electric scooter can be a perfect fit for you. Get in touch today, and find out more about HurrEcane bikes.