One of the emerging trends which offers a healthier option to public transport is the e-bike. In light of recent concerns about the carbon emissions, the number of people who turn to greener alternatives in the UK is growing. This means cycling is a much more efficient and enjoyable way to get about town, especially if you are riding a speedy electric bike.
A Preference Of Many: The Efficient Electric Bikes
Bikes are now viewed as a more affordable way of commuting. What is more, the Department of Transport says that one in six of us use bikes regularly. Add the CycleSafe campaign, and the awareness of the benefits that bikes offer and you will notice how popular they are.
However, a new trend is taking the streets by storm and these are electric bikes. At first glance you may not be able to tell them apart from a regular bicycle. But a closer look will reveal a lithium battery powered electric motor connected to the bicycle’s mechanism, which gives an additional boost to those long commutes.
While it is true that e-bikes have been around for some time now, their potential is only just being fully realised. This is mainly due to recent advances in battery technology, which have improved capacity greatly and as a result increased the range of many electric bikes. You can now charge a lithium battery-powered e-bike for 6 hours and in some cases achieve a range of over 60 miles using assisted pedalling. Overall battery life has also improved to around 1000 charge cycles, which equates to around 3 years of regular usage.
Electric bikes are not, however, intended as a means of commuting for lazy cyclers. This is because the motor does not replace pedal power but augments it instead, reducing the energy needs for long commutes or steep hills. This makes electric bikes a perfect means of transport for everyone regardless of age, although in the UK you have to be over 14 to use one.
Environmentally Friendly Volt E-Bikes From Electric Bike Store
Electric bikes are for all intents and purposes a zero-emissions vehicles, meaning they do not produce environmentally harmful chemicals during use. They are also an attractive alternative to cars as after the initial investment the only cost is charging the bike, which uses roughly 3p of electricity.
This initial investment may seem costly, but the Cycle-to-Work scheme allows you to receive a discount of up to 50% if your company is a participating member. The Electric Bike Store carries the Volt brand of e-bikes at competitive prices, making them great value for money as they have more advanced batteries than other brands. They are also designed and produced exclusively in Britain and carry a 2-year standard warranty.
Check the full range of e-bikes offered at Electric Bike Store. You can effectively replace your car with a greener way of travelling. It will suit your lifestyle and it does not matter if you are a student, an elderly person, a person with limited mobility or going through physiotherapy.
For more information on Volt electric bikes from Electric Bike Store please call 020 7378 4728 or email [email protected]