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Nine Good reasons to buy an electric bike

         

 

1. Hill Climbing

That may sound obvious, but it's the primary advantage. A good electric bike effectively flattens hills, increasing your average speed and eliminating the „groan factor when a gradient comes into view. Provided you supply a reasonable amount of effort, you can expect to climb hills of 1 in 10 (10%) on an electric bike with ease, and clear a maximum gradient of 1 in 7 (14%), or much more. In hilly country, the effect is nothing short of miraculous.

 

2. Safety

It sounds unlikely, doesn't it? But the mathematics is compelling. Think of a steep and busy road, with cars climbing at 30mph. If you previously slogged up the hill at 6mph, but can tackle the same gradient at 12mph with an electric bike, you will see 50% fewer cars, and they will pass you at 18mph rather than 24mph.

Whatever the figures, there's no doubt that an electric bike helps to keep you out of danger. The same general principle applies to road junctions - the faster your acceleration, the sooner you can get out of trouble and with no need to rush the hills.

 

3. Running Costs

Purchase cost is a little more than a conventional bike, mechanical wear and tear is about the same, and electricity is so cheap as to be largely irrelevant, but there is an extra expense in terms of battery depreciation. Luckily electricity is still not so expensive service, so charging of the battery will cost only few Euro-cents.  However, electric bike running costs should really be compared with those of a moped, or a car, when the electric bike replaces car mileage. In addition to saving on road tax, MOT's and insurance etc.

 

4. Personal Fitness

Surely a conventional bike will keep you fitter? That, of course, depends how much - if at all - you use it. Research has found that 46% of conventional bikes are used only once or twice a week, with a further 30% being used once a fortnight or even less. By contrast, a recent survey of electric bicycle owners reveals that a third ride their bike at least once a day and 81% use the bike at least once a week. The figures confirm that an electric bike typically gets used at least twice as often as a conventional machine.

 Because riding an electric bike is a great deal more enjoyable in hilly country, into strong winds, or when carrying heavy loads, users tend to make better use of them. The motor provides up to half the effort, but more regular use means more exercise for the rider.

  

5. No Sweat!   

Sweat may not be a serious issue when you're out for a leisure ride, but it's more important if you're cycling to work. Although some employers are rather grudgingly providing showers and other facilities for cyclists, the great majority have no intention of doing so. An electric bike eliminates the problem at source. In hot weather, it's possible to maintain a normal schedule by transferring a bit more load to the electric motor. In colder weather - or if you feel in need of exercise - just throttle back, or turn the motor off.

  

6. Clean & Green

Electric bikes obviously consume energy, where a conventional bikes does not. Besides fuel, the only consumables are the batteries, and these can normally be recycled when life-expired. As for energy use, electric bikes typically consume fuel at least 100 times less in compare with cars. No other commercially available vehicle can match figures of this kind. If it's hard to place these numbers in your own lifestyle, think of a 100 watt electric light bulb burning for an evening - that's enough energy to propel an electrically-assisted bike for 20 to 40 miles (32 – 64 km).

 

7. Faster travel

In theory a car can average a high speed, but in practice speed often falls below 10mph (40-50kmph) in cities. The problem is congestion - motorcycles get around this to some extent, but they're still confined to the road network. An electric bike can maintain a higher average speed than a bicycle but take advantage of the same network of cycle facilities, giving access to routes that cars and motorcycles cannot reach. The result is often a faster door-to-door journey time than any other mode. And by taking advantage of the uncongested cycle network, but eliminating hills and headwinds, electric bikes are often the most consistent mode of travel.

 

8. Motorised, but no Red Tape!

You know how it is to have your own vehicle - MOT due, log book missing, insurance costs rising year on year. Electric bikes are treated just like ordinary bicycles for legislative purposes, so there's absolutely no registration or legislation to worry about. You are of course free to insure the machine if you wish, but there's no compulsion to do anything but enjoy yourself!

  

9. They are great fun!!

 

 

 

Electric Bicycle Buyer's Guide


Why choose an electric bicycle

 

Electric bicycles eliminate most of the hurdles that conventional bike owners face, from that sinking feeling you get at the sight of a steep hill to concerns about getting hot and bothered on your way into work. They're also surprisingly cheap to run, very quiet, and can even help keep you fit. Basically, they make bicycling fun again!

 

Let's take a closer look at the benefits associated with electric bicycles.

  • A chance to get fitter: electric bikes make journeys, especially those involving hills, less daunting than they would be on a conventional bike. So you're likely to use your electric bicycle more often than you would use a normal bike. And even power-assisted cycling is much better for you than no exercise at all!

 

 

·         Cheap to run, and may even save you money: in day to day use, it only costs a few piece of money to fully charge the battery on an electric bike. Sure, there's the possible cost of repairs to the motor, and the battery eventually wears out. However, every journey you take by bicycle, leaving the car at home, is a huge amount of petrol saved, essentially putting money back in your pocket - and that's before you've even begun to look for a car park or a metered parking space.

·          No hassle ownership: under current  law, electric bikes don't qualify as "motor vehicles" so there's no need for a license, MOT or specific insurance.

·          Easy to "refuel": find a mains socket, plug in, wait a bit - you're done!

·          Dodge traffic to get there faster: for shorter journeys, you may find it's quicker to get around by electric bicycle than by car or even by motorcycle. After all, you don't have to get stuck in traffic, you can usually use cycle lanes and other facilities for cyclists, and you don't have to waste time driving around and around trying to find a parking space when you get there.

·         A safer, more controlled riding experience: because electric bicycles will go faster uphill than you can pedal a normal bicycle, cars will pass you at a lower speed difference. You can also accelerate faster to get out of any tricky road situation you happen to find yourself in, or to pull away at junctions and traffic lights. And you can remain more alert since you never have to pedal all-out with your head down, or standing on the pedals.

·          Extended range: the assistance provided by an electric bicycle will extend the range that you're able to cycle before you get tired, making it an option for journeys that you might formerly only have considered doing by car. After all, some electric bikes have a range of up to 20 miles (33km), and if you have access to a mains outlet at your destination to charge the battery for the return journey, you can go further still...

·          Enjoy the cyclist's shortcuts: since electric bikes can be ridden on cycle tracks and other designated cycle-specific routes, you can full take advantage of the same shortcuts and lack of congestion that a regular cyclist can.

·          Ability to dress more appropriately: because you're going to be exerting yourself less than on a regular bike, you can choose to wear stronger, thicker clothing that protects you from abrasions if you fall off, or keeps you warmer/drier in bad weather-without worrying about getting too hot.

·          Less exertion, and less sweat: you'll have to put in less effort riding an electric bicycle versus a conventional bike, especially up hills or into headwind, so you're less likely to end up at work all sweaty. That's important, especially if your workplace doesn't give you access to showers or changing facilities.

·          A quiet ride: unlike mopeds and scooters with their noisy engines, the motor on an electric bicycle is almost silent, meaning that you can enjoy the sounds of your surroundings - and you're more likely to hear danger before it gets too close.

 

Benefits of Electric Bikes

 

Are you looking to buy an electric bike to save money on gas? Are you environmentally conscious? If you are, then you are reading the right article. When you buy an electric bike, you will not have to use gasoline again and    you move on to a very which is inexpensive. So, become a part of the revolution to transform fossil fuel consumption into a greener energy by purchasing an electric bike now. Here is a look at the benefits:

* Easy to use: Just plug in your bike's battery to any outlet and get it recharged anywhere you are. Once recharged, it is ready for use; as simple as that.

* No Nothing Bike: Electric bikes do not require any sort of registration, insurance, licence plates etc. which other conventional motorized transportation need. So, you save the hassle and expense of obtaining any of these.

* Light Weight: Like normal bikes, an electric bike is light and its ease of use has made it popular with adults of all ages.

* Smooth on Hills: Climbing hills on a regular bicycle can be challenging. Electric bikes make climbing hills with easy. The battery power can enhance the speed while you climb. Another advantage is no grunting noise, just pure silence of the electric engine!

* Money Saver: Gasoline prices continue to soar upward year on year. Electric bikes are genuinely cheaper and efficient. They cost you very little per charge.


* Green and Clean: Electric bikes are 100% environment friendly with zero
pollution levels- air and noise. A normal EB would consume fuel at an average rate of 100-150 watts of electrical energy compared to consumption of around 20,000 for a car.

* Manoeuvrability: While passing through busy lanes and traffic congestion, electric bike gives you advantage of a conventional bicycle and swiftly move between multi-lane paths.

* Kips you Fit and Strong: Pedal the bike anytime you like and switch back to electric motor to enjoy the pleasure ride.