How do ebikes work?
Ebikes use an electric motor to give you a boost as you pedal. Depending on the bike there will be different “levels” of assist. Some ebikes even offer you’re the option to just press the button and use electric power only without having to pedal at all. The boost that you get from the electric power allows you to easily conquer hills and accelerate much faster than you could on a regular bicycle.
Are ebikes heavy?
Because of the weight of the motor and battery, ebikes are heavier than regular bicycles. However, you won’t notice that weight as you ride, since the boost of the electrical power gives you so much energy to propel the bike. Lifting an ebike onto a car rack can be a little bit of a challenge, but removing the battery (on models so
equipped) helps to lighten the load.
How far can I ride on a single charge?
The range of ebikes vary significantly according to what model you operate and how you use the bike. But for most people, a fully charged battery will take you plenty far. Typical ranges are anywhere from 35 miles to 80 miles depending on the size of the battery and how aggressively you ride the bike.
How fast will my ebike go?
Again, depending on the make/model of the ebike, speed will be a factor of how big the battery and motor are as well as the weight of the rider. For most ebikes 20 mph is easily attainable and speeds of up to 30 mph are feasible on the more powerful ebikes.
How long will it take to charge the battery?
Typically, the average charge time is somewhere between 3 to 6 hours depending on the battery capacity.