Why Electric Bicycles?Electric bicycles offer an efficient and economic answer to most of today's urban transportation needs.
- With an energy consumption equivalent to at least [ABOUT1] ebikes are probably the most energy efficient powered vehicles today that are ready for mass public use.
Consisting of a lightweight frame, compact motor and modern Lithium batteries Empowered Ebikes are among the most energy efficient models in the market.
- At average U.S. electricity prices today, riding an Empowered Ebike will cost you [ABOUT2]
Charging the battery in full will cost you [ABOUT3]
Advantages Over Standard BicyclesElectric bicycles allow average riders to go further than they would otherwise be able to go without an electric motor.In addition, by removing the exertion and perspiration associated with bike riding they allow riders to commute without needing a shower or a change of clothes at the end of the ride. Electric bicycles can therefore be more readily used instead of cars.
$0.003 per mile.
Based on an average consumer electricity rate of $0.12 per KWh across the U.S.
and an average consumption rate of 0.027 kilowatt/hours per mile.This number excludes wear on the bike, frame, tires or battery.
3 or 4 cents
Based on an average consumer electricity rate of $0.12 per KWh across the U.S. and an average full-charge consumption of 0.330 KWh.
Many sellers make exaggerated claims about the range of their e-bikes. Our numbers are based on our own experience riding these bikes for our daily commute in congested urban environment. In such an environment where frequent stops and starts are needed and without any pedaling the Agilis’ battery will last ~14 miles. This range can be increased significantly with moderate pedaling or when riding on open, level roads with no wind resistance.
Electric bicycles offer commuters an opportunity to save money on their commute.
In cities like Los Angeles, San Diego or Phoenix many people would like to avoid the crowded highways but cannot do so because alternative public transportation options are inadequate. Electric bikes can solve this problem in two ways:
1. Commuters that need to travel less than 20 miles to the office can ride an electric bike to work. Commuting on ebikes is very cheap. In fact any e-bike on our catalogue will cost less than 3 cents per mile. In areas like Tempe or Scottsdale or around the Bay Area near San Francisco, where there are many bike trails this could be a pleasant option.
2. Commuters that live further from the office can use electric bicycles as last mile solutions. Commuters living in Southern California can utilize the LA Metro, Caltrain, Amtrak California or any bus or train on the LA MTA lines. Many trains and buses have options for carrying bicycles on board. Trains without special options for bicycles can still accommodate folding electric bikes. Similarly riders on the Bart in San Francisco bay area, Valley Metro in Phoenix or VTA can ride a folding ebike to train, ride the train with their ebike folded and then continue for the last mile on two wheels.
So weather you live in the Silicone Valley and ride the Caltrain to work, or live in Scottsdale but think that the Valley Metro is not a viable commuting option for you, consider buying an electric bicycle online today from empowered ebikes and never pay for gasoline again.
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