An electric bike is usually a bike with a built-in motor. It is also known as an e-bike or electric scooter. The eclectic bike can reach speeds of up to 24-34 km/h (15-20 miles/hour) depending on the engine and country laws. Many countries have legal restrictions on fast e-bikes, making it illegal to sell e-bikes that exceed a certain speed. Electric scooters are much cheaper than regular motorcycles. They are also much cheaper to maintain and drive.
Electric bikes fall into a different vehicle category than motorcycles. In countries like Canada and the United States, e-bikes are treated like bicycles (they’re even allowed on bike lanes), meaning the rider doesn’t need insurance or a driver’s license to ride one. Depending on the state or province, there may be some age and license restrictions. All states and/or provinces require riders to wear a helmet for safety reasons.
Electric bikes are battery powered, making them very eco-friendly and affordable. With rising gas prices and global warming around the corner, e-bikes are a great transportation alternative. They are easy to use, safe and, above all, petrol-free. They are smaller and lighter than average motorcycles, making them perfect for urban areas.
In many markets around the world, e-bikes are replacing regular bicycles and motorcycles. Of course, the difference between the electric scooter and the bicycle is that e-bikes contain motors. The difference between motorcycles and electric scooters is that electric scooter motors are battery powered. E-bikes are also required to have pedals for manual use, where motorcycles don’t. That means even when the battery charge is low, there are pedals to get the rider home safely.
Most electric scooters have a security key feature that protects them from theft and keeps them safe.
Electric bikes are usually affordable. The price can range from $500 to $3,500. E-bikes are a lot cheaper than motorcycles, especially when you consider that electric scooters are also cheaper to maintain.
In many countries around the world, e-bikes outnumber regular bicycles and motorcycles on the roads as they are a cheaper and more convenient mode of transportation. In countries like China and India, electric bike sales are doubling nearly every year, where motorcycle sales are declining. Western countries like Canada and the United States have recently discovered the benefits of e-bikes and are now in the process of implementing rules and regulations to increase the number of e-bike users.