Why choose an electric bike over a conventional bicycle? Electric bikes are not designed to stop people from riding their regular, non-electric bicycles. They are intended to replace cars and other gas guzzling means of transportation. The main reasons people choose electric bikes are simple and most being fairly obvious.
Whether you have the capability of riding one or one hundred miles at a clip, an eBike simply allows you to go further. Electrifying a bike creates a vehicle capable of being a true transportation option, viable even when your own energy levels are low. The fact is that eBikes give the rider more of an opportunity for adventure and add a level of comfort and fun to commuting!
Let’s face it, going fast is fun. On an electric bicycle, even non-super-human cyclists can easily achieve speeds of 20 MPH. Having access to an extra boost of power and speed on demand adds an additional level of safety as well. It’s not just the speed capability, it is having that power at your fingertips in the form of a throttle, push-throttle or pedal-assist.
Not everyone is up for a long, windy, hilly ride. Even those who used to enjoy a harrowing bike trail may now find that their joints, muscles or common sense won’t let them ride to the extremes anymore. With an ebike, riding is almost always still an option. Choose to pedal when you can and throttle when you cannot. That means you can conquer hills, throttle through winds, go exploring, take the long way home and just go everywhere on your bicycle.
We hear a lot about carbon footprints and the environment these days yet the number of cars on the road seems to grow by the second. Electric bikes are the zero emissions answer. The statistics on the impact electric bicycles can make on the environment are staggering. Consider that the average electric bicycle that ProdecoTech sells gets about 1200 MPGe and that should make you realize that an ebike is about 60 times as efficient as your car. With distances of up to 35 miles on a charge, commuting to work should be no sweat at all.
The electric bicycle is a trend that is soon to come to the USA, but just hasn’t arrived yet. Like the latest fashions out of Europe or technology from Asia, sometimes it takes the USA a little while to catch on. This means all kinds of cool street cred for the early adapters. For those pushing boundaries with legal advocacy and the call for biking infrastructure, we salute you. It is these types of trailblazers that are needed for the eBike industry to get out into the main stream of American consciousness.
Whether you are delivering pizzas, chasing down bad guys or commuting a short, congested route, electric bikes work. From delivery riders, to cops and small business owners, the use of eBikes is growing amongst the professional sect. Commuting by ebike, while not common, is widely accepted and even seen as the sheik mode of transportation for hip urban businesses and advertising agencies. Look to the hip, European bike commuting crowd to see what the future holds for the U.S.
If you have never ridden an ebike, call your local dealer for a test ride right away. Simply put, if you have not tried an electric bicycle you are missing out. Even those who are not fans of bicycles or scooters, find themselves falling in love with the sleek, fun, efficient mode of open air transportation that the electric bike provides. The moment you hit the throttle on a traditional, American-style electric bicycle, for most, it is a return to the joy of youth. Like riding a bike for the first time, riding and electric bicycle for the first time inspires that youthful joy that is at once inspiring and difficult to get out of your system. Catch the electric bike bug and add a whole new joyous escape to your day.
Just because we are not properly conditioned or physically capable of the long, grueling rides that our partners and friends take, doesn’t necessarily mean we wouldn’t enjoy tagging along for the ride. With an electric bike, you can cruise along for a ride while your partner trains for the Olympics. An eBike can make quick work of a 30-plus-mile route, even with hard winds and steep hills. If you are not a road biker but love someone who is, maybe an electric bike can help you find some common riding ground.
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This post was written by Jason Behfar