Electric bikes and scooters are sweeping the nation as the latest mode transport for people of all ages and Epic Cycles in Vancouver has issued a special guide to help people choose the best ride for them.
The popularity of electric bikes has resulted in manufacturers creating more and more sophisticated versions. They are a great environmentally friendly way to travel around and have become particularly popular for commuting, so cyclists don’t create too much of a sweat before getting to the office.
They are hugely popular with older people as they can be used without placing too much physical stress on their bodies.
Electric bikes look more like conventional bikes with functional pedals, but they have motors installed to help particularly steep or tricky parts of the journey, or when pedaling against the wind. If cyclists run out of power than they can easily get home or to their destination pedaling back.
This pedal assistance will give the cyclist a boost when pedaling, so they are not putting their full physical effort into the ride. There is also throttle control and this helps the cyclist to manage their speed and how hard it is to pedal.
Electric scooters just look like conventional scooters with two or three small wheels and a platform set close to the ground for people to stand on. They are plugged in to charge them and they can last for as far as 20 miles on one charge. Foldable scooters are great for people who are using them to commute on as they can pack away easily.
Electric scooters are energy and cost efficient. They usually cost between $800 and $3,000, dependent upon the specifications and then it is just the cost of electricity to run them. They are slightly more flexible for use in towns and cities as there are less restrictions for use and have lower top speeds, around 20mph, than bikes.
Electric bikes vary in price and as they get more and more popular the cost of these is likely to decrease. At the moment they cost between $2,000 and $13,000 from Epic Cycles. They can reach speeds of up to 28mph.
There are actually age restrictions on people using electric bikes in some Canadian provinces and the minimum age is usually between 14 and 16.
It is important to remember that using electric scooters on the road means following the laws of the road, like stopping at traffic signal and adhering to speed limits.
About Epic Cycles Vancouver
Epic Cycles is a Vancouver based manufacturer and retailer of e-bikes and electric scooters. The company is dedicated to developing innovative, durable, environmentally friendly and affordable e-bikes and electric scooters for its customers. It also offers bicycle conversion kits, accessories like bike helmets and maintenance and repair services.
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