Electric bikes change the way you experience bicycling and transportation.
They are pedal optional so you can pedal for exercise, ride with motor power only, or just use the motor on hills or as needed.
E-bikes put the pleasure back into getting from here to there. You can ride comfortably, and climb easily, so hills and wind are no longer an issue. If you are commuting to work you arrive without the sweat that a conventional bike may cause.
An estimated 80% of an average persons travel is with the driver only and within 10 miles of home. Maybe it is time to give the environment a break and consider an electric bike.
Electric bikes have been used, extensively, throughout Europe and Asia where high prices for gasoline are common but have been slow to catch on in the USA. Americans have an on-going love affair with our cars but this is beginning to sour since now gasoline prices of $4.00 plus aren't uncommon. The sale of e-bicycles has increased over 60% in the last year and now stands at over 300 million worldwide.
Operating expense is about 2% of even a hybrid car when you consider not only gas but deprecation, maintenance, insurance, and parking.
Some boomers and seniors feel that a conventional bike may be too much of a challenge for them but an electric bike (that is pedal optional) could be perfect for them.
What to expect from an electric bike or trike
About the battery
Other notable features
Most e-bikes are limited to 20 mph when under battery power only. But some electric bikes like the Stealth series can be adapted for speeds up to 5o mph. Speed is contingent on rider weight input, and terrain.
The max range is usually 15 to 24 miles (40 to 50 on the Stealth) contingent on rider weight, input, and terrain.
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