Introduction to E-bike Technology
E-bike is an Eco-friendly electric and power-assisted bike. It is one of the fastest-growing technology of the bicycle industry.
We all are living in the future. With time, technology has improved our lives.
Nowadays, most of the countries are using electrical bicycles. The use of cycle than vehicles is always green to the environment, but an E-bike is the biggest adoption of green transportation of the decade.
Just think of E-bike in place petrol operated scooters rather than a normal bike.
An Ebike uses rechargeable batteries which can travel up to 25 to 45 kmph. As a result, it is faster than the normal cycle to reach your destination quicker and in better shape.
In this blog, we are going to learn about Ebike technology, its types and advantages.
What is an E-bike?
E-bike is an electric and power-assisted bike which is one of the fastest-growing technology of the bicycle industry. This bicycle uses an electric motor to help you along. So you can ride it like a normal bicycle, but with less effort.
There are two main types of E-bike- throttle assist and pedal assist. An E-bike motor works by automatically switching on the (quiet) motor when you pedal or throttle.
A pedal-operated E-bike is the most popular option. As you pedal the bike, the motor gets powered, and it works. In comparison, a throttle-assist E-bike is similar to a normal motorbike. It operates as you accelerate the throttle.
Electric bicycles are available in many styles, from commuter bikes to full-suspension mountain bikes.
The power output of these pedal-operated motors is typically governed by regulations. Mostly, they are available with an output power of around 250 watts.
Bikes fitted with a throttle based motor system has slightly different output regulations. It can be available with a maximum power of around 200 watts, while speed remains limited to 25 kmph.
Advantages of E-bike- How it differs from other bikes
Here, we’re going to compare an E-bike to a regular bike rather than a motorbike. In this article, we will look at how E-bike differs from the regular bike.
An E-bike is an eco-friendly bike. It is just like our normal bicycle. However, E-bike runs on electricity rather than liquid fuel; it doesn’t produce any harmful emissions into the atmosphere. For the same reason, electric bikes don’t generate more noise.
Health and keeping active
If you are using a pedal-operated E-bike, then it is very healthy. When you turn the pedals, your whole body works. So you are getting exercise when you ride an E-bike.
You can ride the E-bike with speeds up to 25 kmph in motor assistance mode. This speed is quite enough to ride on city streets and everywhere else.
This is the maximum speed allowed by government law; otherwise, the bike will ride too fast. You can reach the fast speed as per the motor power, but motor manufacturers limit the speed for you.
The “Speed Pedelecs” e-bikes are faster. They can go up to 30 miles per hour, or more but you need to register for that.
A normal E-bike system can take the current starts from 10 Amp, increasing along with the motor capacity. Generally, in E-bike, lithium-ion batteries are used. Depending on the battery and charger, it can take around 3 to 8 hours to recharge fully.
If the battery gets discharged while using it in a pedal-assisted E-bike, you can still ride it just like riding a normal bicycle through continuing pedalling. It will not stop like fuel operated bikes. Use of a battery is necessary for throttle assisted E-bike.
Riding up hills or mountains is difficult for an inactive person. Therefore, one of the main advantages of an e-bike is that it is easy to ride when climbing hills or mountains.
An electric bike can easily tackle those nasty headwinds.
Choice of brands and types
E-bikes are available in various types with several brands. Nowadays, almost all regular bicycle manufacturers produce electric bikes too. So, you will all types of bicycles in the market from both regular to special ones.
E-bikes are available as city bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, folding bikes, cargo, and family bikes, and many others.
Weight and size
The weight of an E-bike is more than a normal bike. It is around up to 25 kg or more.
The heavier part of the E-bike is the motor and battery, but it is not difficult to work. However, these bikes are harder to transport because of their weight.
Generally, Electric bicycles don’t require any maintenance. To keep it clean, lubricate the drive system and regularly check the chain and wheels.
But still, if you get any problem, it is easy to repair as like our ordinary bicycle.
License and laws
You don’t need a license to ride the E-bike. Also, there is no tax on this. Only, you have to comply with motor law, though as you would riding a regular bicycle.
If your bike is more powerful or faster, you will need to register for a license and other documents.
Right now, riding an electric bike is a fashionable and trendy thing. Also, it is the best alternative to reduce pollution.
I hope this article helps you to understand the basic introduction of E-bike technology and its advantages.
After that, we are going to write a series on the E-bike category. To learn about the complete E-bike system, stay tuned with us!