I know you’ve asked yourself this question. Are electric bikes worth it?
E-bikes have definitely been trending in recent years and they are fast becoming one of the solutions to daily transport challenges. Many people are curious about ‘going green’ and want to reduce their carbon footprint, but aren’t sure if there are enough benefits to justify buying one.
There are plenty of advantages to owning an electric bike, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 benefits below…
1. They’re good for the environment
One of the most obvious benefits of owning an electric bike is that you are doing your bit for the environment. E-bikes are a clean and efficient mode of transport. They don’t use fossil fuels and don’t release carbon dioxide so they are much better than driving a traditional fuel-powered car.
2. They keep you active
Another great benefit of electric bikes is that they can keep you fit and healthy! Similar to riding a normal bike, e-bikes have great health benefits and with their pedal-assist option, they can help you to enjoy physical activity more often.
3. They make hills easy
One of our biggest bugbears of cycling is riding up hills. If you’re someone who just wants to enjoy cycling without stressing about hilly terrain, then getting an electric bike is the answer! The motor gives you the helping hand you require to get over hills without struggling.
4. You can ride faster
An e-bike can help you go faster than a normal traditional bike. Electric bikes can go up to 25km/h with the assistance of a motor!
5. Commuting is faster… and better
Electric bikes are great vehicles for an eco-friendly, healthy commute! In many circumstances, they can even make that commute more efficient than it would be otherwise. Someone who commutes by car will be sat in traffic for hours, they’ll be petrol costs and the stresses of parking. An E-bike can help you to avoid all these issues.
6. You can go further
Exploring on your bike has just got so much easier! Discovering your local area is one of the great pleasures of cycling, but sometimes getting to where you want to go can be a challenge. An electric bike makes it easy with batteries that can provide ranges of 40-50km or more!
7. You don’t need a licence
Electric bikes also don’t require you to have a driver’s licence! They also don’t need to be registered, taxed or insured.
8. E-bikes are great fun
One of the greatest benefits of course is that E-bikes are really fun! They can bring a sense of adventure to our lives and can open the door for many people who want to explore their local environment.
9. They boost your mental health
Mental health and psychological well-being are so important, especially living in a pandemic. Riding your e-bike is a great way to get a regular dose of endorphins! At the same time, cycling can make you feel ‘free’ and in control of your journey.
10. They’re easy to own and maintain
E-bikes aren’t complicated! Owning an E-bike is very similar to owning a regular bike. Many bike shops can service e-bikes just as easily as a normal one!
Call us biased, but we believe electric bikes are the best and are definitely worth buying. The benefits say it all! Head to our PowerRide website today to get your hands on an electric bike for yourself. Or click here to read another article all about E-bikes.