Electric Bicycle Blog and News
Just like regular bikes, electric bikes come in all shapes and styles, and are designed for many different types of terrains and riding styles. To determine the electric bike that is right for you, you must first ask yourself "what kind of riding am I looking to do?"
Often in a city, speed is not essential, but distance and reliability are. If you plan on riding on rural roads then speed is needed to keep up with traffic. Lights should be added to your ebike if you plan on riding at night. Depending on the battery type you choose, you might not have to charge it at work. Its best to always top off your battery. It will last longer.
I have been riding my electric bike in a city for several years now. Bad traffic is what motivates me to ride to work and back. It used to be gas prices that motivated me. Riding in traffic isn't so bad when you plan out your route using Google Maps. They have bike lanes and bike friendly roads mapped out. Always wear bright reflective clothing and flashing lights. This is essential for riding in a city.
My commute by car takes 35 minutes. My commute by electric bike only takes 25 minutes. When it rains, I take an uber or train to work. I have saved a fortune by not owning a car and instead taking my electric bike as often as possible.