The Advantages of Taking an Electric Bike
“In the comparison of the energy flow of the system, the grid rechargeable battery that drives the electric motor provides mechanical energy about 10 times more efficiently than a normal human diet. For personal trips of 5 to 30 miles a day, electric bicycles provide the lowest environmental and personal monetary costs . And it generally does not increase city travel time.
This article will analyze the energy flow from energy, global warming and electric bicycles, with a focus on personal transportation.
This is the main advantage. A high-quality electric bike can effectively “overcome” the hills. It also can increase your average speed and eliminate the “groan” factor when the slope appears. If you put in a reasonable effort, you can easily climb one-tenth (10%) of hills on an electric bike and clear one-seventh (14%) or more of the maximum slope. In the hilly area, the effect is nothing short of a miracle.
This sounds impossible, does it? But mathematics is convincing. Think of a steep and busy road with a car climbing at a speed of 30 miles per hour. If you had a hard time going uphill at 6 mph, but you can use an electric bike to handle the same slope at 12 mp. Then the cars you see will be reduced by 33%, and they will pass at 18 mph but not 24 mph. Or at least, we think this is right.
Regardless of the figures, there is no doubt that electric bikes can help keep you from danger. The same general principle applies to intersections. That is the faster you accelerate, the faster you get out of trouble. There is no need to rush uphill, so you will not want to go downhill at a very fast speed… another useful safety feature.
Will traditional bicycles definitely make you fitter? Of course, it depends on how well you use it (if any). A study found that 46% of traditional bicycles are used only once or twice a week, and another 30% are used once every two weeks or less. In contrast, a recent survey of electric bicycle owners showed that one-third of people ride a bicycle at least once a day, and 81% use a bicycle at least once a week.
These figures confirm our experience that the frequency of use of electric bicycles is usually at least twice that of traditional machines.
Since riding electric bicycles is more fun in hilly areas, in strong winds, or when carrying heavy objects, users tend to use them better. The motor provides at most half the effort, but more regular use means that the rider needs more exercise.
When you are out for a relaxing cycling, sweating may not be a serious problem. But if you ride a bike to work, it’s important to avoid sweating. And the great majority employers seldom provide showers and other facilities for cyclists. Electric bicycles eliminate this problem from the source. During the hot days, the normal schedule can be maintained by transferring more load to the electric motor. During the colder days or if you feel you need to exercise, just step back on the gas pedal or turn off the motor.
Clean and green
Electric bikes obviously consume energy, while traditional bicycles require only manpower. However, it uses very little energy compared to mopeds, motorcycles or cars. In addition to fuel, the only consumables are batteries, which can usually be recycled after their service life expires. As for energy use, electric bicycles usually consume fuel with an average of 100 to 150 watts of electricity, while cars consume around 15,000 (of course, they travel much faster). In terms of fuel consumption, the fuel consumption of an electric bicycle is about 800-2,000mpg (290-700 liters/km). No other commercial vehicle can match this number.
If it is difficult to put these numbers in your own lifestyle, think of a 100-watt light bulb that burns at night-enough to drive an electric bike 20 to 40 miles.
There is a lot of nonsense about traffic sustainability, but electric bicycles can truly achieve sustainable development.
In theory, the average speed of a car can be very high, but in practice, the speed in a city is usually less than 10 mph. The main problem is congestion. And motorcycles can solve this problem to some extent, but they are still confined to the road network. Electric bicycles can maintain a higher average speed than bicycles. But using the same network of bicycle facilities, they can enter routes that cannot be reached by cars and motorcycles. The result is usually a door-to-door journey time faster than any other mode. By taking advantage of a non-crowded bicycle network, but eliminating hillsides and headwinds, electric bicycles are usually the most stable way to travel.
High resale value
Electric bicycles are a new technology and are still in the early stages, but there is evidence that their resale value is much higher than that of traditional bicycles. It is true that the purchase cost of a typical electric bicycle is higher, between 400 and 1,000 pounds, but if you sell this machine, you seem to be able to recoup most of it.