(featuring reviews of electric bikes)
Electric bikes are all the rage. As part of the category
of light electric vehicles (LEVs), battery electric bicycles
are designed for one person carrying light cargo. Clean, quiet
and efficient, e-bikes, as they are also known, are great
for short trips and errands of up to 10 miles.
An e-bike can come complete off the showroom floor, while
other another bicycle (perhaps even your own) can be "electrified"
with a power-assist unit. For less than $1000, you can enjoy
the power, speed and performance of a new electric bike. For
less than $500, you can even convert your own bicycle using
E-bikes are not limited to bicycles, though. The LEV class
also contains electric dirt bikes, motor scooters and even
motorcycles. E-bicycles may not be right for people with mobility
or balance difficulties But, there are electric tricycles
that can come to the rescue for those in need.
For vacationers who want to tour a large city, you just may
want to jump into an electric pedicab, which is the same as
a standard pedicab, but with electrical assist. And, its easier
on your driver, too.
Futuristic e-Biking ...
If you like state-of-the-art bikes, then why not try an electrified
recumbent bike or Betterbike as some call it or even an electrified
velomobile (covered bike).
Some e-bikes are very space efficient as well. You can fold
them up and put them in a car trunk or underneath a bus seat
when needed. Put a folding electric bike in your boat or RV
for that weekend getaway. When traveling across country, why
not fold up your e-bike and check it in at the airport so
you'll have it at your travel destination?
You'll have to wait for the
future on this one (pictured) as this is a folding electric
bike concept not available yet for purchase.
Now, with the new nano lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries
finally making their way into the marketplace, consumers will
have a choice in leading edge oomph for their electric bikes
No matter your want or need, there is sure the be an -e-bike
to suit your lifestyle and recreational ambitions. Remember,
LEVs provide a healthy outdoor activity, get you where you
need to go and are non-polluting. Get your hands on an electric
bicycle today! Open up a new world tomorrow. And secure a
better world in the future.
In the United Kingdom, the government calls Electric Bikeselectrically
Assisted Pedal Cycles' or (EAPCs).
Updated February 6, 2014