If you intend to buy an electric bike, and have never rode on one, then it might be a new experience for you. If you are part of the baby boomers era, then chances of you riding a traditional pedaled bike will be pretty high. You would have enjoy cycling along the roads but when it comes to cycling up hills and slopes, then you will understand the type of energy and sometimes, the pain needed to cycle up slopes.
Another example of unintended consequences. In an attempt to make life more convenient, we’ve taken away a major opportunity for exercise. Those pedalers didn’t even look at it as exercise either. It was part of the job. Now it’s gone. Let’s not even get into the long term burden this puts on the individual’s health, the health care system, and health care costs. In short, it’s not good.
Secondly take a good look at the front fork and suspension. For a powerful motor say 350 watts and above if you are going to build a front wheel drive kit you will want to use a bike with a steel fork. The motor is simply too powerful for an aluminum fork and it will bend or break out the drop outs. You definitely do not want to use a shock absorber/suspension fork. The advantage of a front drive kit is that they are very easy to install. If you were to use a rear drive kit, then it is possible to go with aluminum and suspension front forks.
How much fun is that? The third style of seated electric scooter is kind of a “hybrid” between the “push” style and an bici elettrica antiprostata treviglio. Typically, they lie lower to the ground than a bike, and are intended for older kids and adults.
Some of you may be thinking “Ah but wait! Don’t you have to charge the batteries? Doesn’t that increase my home electricity bill?” Well yes you do have to charge the battery, most will charge overnight and some will charge over 2-3hours. But on average the cost of charging a battery is between 10-15p. Now when you consider that charge a single could last you anything between 30-60 miles that works out at incredible value for money.
Small trips to the supermarket, dentist or elsewhere can be done by bike. This is much healthier and saves money on petrol. You might lose some body weight in the process as well. You still have to pedal along to keep the silent motor running. This is a good exercise for you.
Sooner or later we are going to see the above things in India. Once the above points are realized, we can proudly say India entered into matured stage in electric vehicle business. No doubt the usage of EVs will reduce the tail pipe emissions drastically around the country which in turn reduces the global warming and helps to build greener India.