People are more and more starting to realize the benefits of Electric Bicycles. Read the following article to find out more.

Some people prefer electric bikes when riding in areas that have a lot of hills as it can help them more easily power up the hills or for longer distances when they may be tired towards the end of their trips. These are just a few benefits e-bikes have to offer.

Environmentally-Friendly Transportation Options

The fact that these bicycles do not consume fossil fuels or create emissions makes them a very earth-friendly choice for transportation.

Versatility

Some really do appreciate the versatility. Others appreciate the speed. According to College Magazine, electric bicycles can travel at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (please remember to wear your helmets), while traditional bicycles can typically only travel up to 10 miles per hour in cities.

Costs

The price is another factor, especially among young professionals just getting started. Not only is the upfront cost much lower than buying a car, moped, or even paying for public transportation, the costs of ownership are substantially less.

You don’t have to buy gas, pay taxes, buy tags, purchase insurance, etc., though Evelo reports that electric bicycles must travel at top speeds lower than 20 miles per hour when operating in electric only mode AND a motor power maximum of 750 watts to be maintain classification as  bicycle. Electric bikes may go faster than 20 mph when you’re using pedal assist mode.

The savings may look small, but they really add up fast. If you’re working in the city, you know how difficult and expensive parking can be. Yet many buildings allow special bicycle parking free of charge.

Ease of Commute

There are many ways that electric-assist bikes reign supreme when it comes to the daily commute. While cars are stalled in traffic and reduced to frustrated horn blasts, bicycle riders can cruise on by in the bicycle lane avoiding the snarls and snares of rush hour traffic.

Riding along in electric mode means you’re not working up a sweat, though you can switch to pedal assist or full pedal powered mode if you’re interested in getting a good workout in on your way to work. With many businesses offering shower facilities, this is becoming a great way to kill two birds with one stone.

For those who live near the office, this can eliminate the need for a car at all, provided you’re willing to do with a few weather-related hiccups along the way. Many people find it to be a relaxing way to begin their work days, and arrive feeling far more refreshed than those who commute to the office in cars and pay for parking.

Amber Merton, Electric Bikes 101, Plushbeds
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