Using an electric bike has many perks and can benefit a wide range of people. Their low cost to purchase and operate coupled with their small size makes electric bikes the perfect mode of transportation for many people. Here a few examples of people who could use an electric bike.
E-bikes are great for students. Many college students are on a tight budget. An e-bike is a smart way to get to and from classes. Not only are you not spending a ton of money on gas, but an electric bike is compact enough to be parked alongside conventional bikes on the rack. Some models also fold in half so the bike can actually be stored near you in the classroom.
E-bikes could very well be the most economical and environmentally friendly way to travel to work. (Walking might be cheaper in initial investment, but not in the long run when you factor in the value of your time.) Commuters spend a huge amount of time in their vehicles. Switching from a car to an electric bike will result in more fresh air (for you and your community), and more exercise during your workday. It also means saving money on fuel and auto maintenance.
E-bikes are not motorcycles. You always have the option to pedal, and will in fact extend your battery life if you do. An e-bike simply gives the recreational bicyclist the option to use the motor for a little added power – basically flattening the hills on your route. When traveling long distances, or when sightseeing, the motor on the e-bike helps get you farther, faster.
People Running Errands
For people that spend a lot of time going here and there, gas and parking costs can add up. Not to mention the impact on your carbon footprint! Opting for an e-bike rather than a vehicle will not only save you money, it’ll also save you time by enabling you to skip the hunt for parking at each stop.
As we get older, we tend to get less mobile. Since doctors recommend staying active, electric bikes can provide a low-impact exercise option without forcing you to face excessive physical challenges. Pedaling with the help of the electric bike motor is easier on the joints but still provides exercise.
People from so many walks of life can benefit from an electric bike. E-bikes provide a cost-efficient mode of transportation that also allows you to enjoy fresh air, significantly lower (or no) fuel costs, and free and easy parking.