Perhaps you’ve never been on an e-bike before or perhaps you’ve already gotten an impression from a friend or family member about what it’s like to own a quality e-bike.
Although e-bikes have been around for decades, it’s only in recent years that they’ve become mainstream thanks in part to bigger and better battery technology as well as components falling down sharply in cost.
How can e-bikes improve your life? There are many reasons, but here are five to consider:
1) Add Variety, the Spice of Life
There’s a big misconception that e-bikes are for lazy people that just can’t be bothered to ride a real bicycle. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth for the thousands upon thousands of proud e-bike owners in Australia.
Even taking this use case is a tacit admission that e-bikes do in fact get some people who are on the fence about living a healthy life and getting them outdoors and active again whereas going from a sedentary lifestyle to a bicycle would otherwise be too big of an ask.
E-bikes can be used for a wide number of activities, such as recreational trail riding, commuting to and from work, to go for some light shopping, making some quick deliveries, zipping down to your university campus or school, and much more.
2) Oodles of Health Benefits
While it is true that one can exert themselves more and get a more thorough exercise done on a pedal bicycle, this does not mean that e-bikes cannot lead to healthy living. Compared to a sedentary lifestyle with minimal exercise, a study found that e-bike riders were 8.5 times more active.
For many people, it’s simply unrealistic to go from an unhealthy lifestyle to suddenly pedal out for 10km every day. For these people, an e-bike can act as a sort of gateway towards getting outside and exerting themselves.
3) Save Big Money
Although e-bikes have fallen in price in recent years, the initial outlay might seem a little high. Instead of comparing the price of e-bikes to pedal bicycles, however, try comparing the cost of purchasing and using an e-bike to that of owning a vehicle.
If you plan to use your e-bike for commuting, say goodbye to outrageous petrol prices, car park fees, insurance, and all of the other ancillary costs that come with owning a car. You’ll quickly find that e-bikes pay themselves off rather quickly and can save you big money in the long term.
4) Quick, Efficient Transport
One of the big problems with ‘bike to work’ schemes and why they’ll never fully work out is because most offices and businesses don’t really want their employees coming in sweaty, sticky, and stinky.
E-bikes get around this problem for commuters because you can choose to use the motor all the way to work without breaking a sweat. Commuter e-bikes are also capable of pretty high velocities, so this cuts down on time commuting.
5) Help Mother Nature Out
Transport is a big contributor to CO2 emissions in Australia, so any efforts to lessen our impact is good for our breathing and good for Mother Nature as well. E-bikes use electric batteries to power the motor, so you can rest assured that you’re using green energy and reducing your need to purchase combustible fuels.
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