Cycling Advocacy Group: E-scooters and Electric Bikes Benefit the Environment
Love at first ride.
The EVELO blog
Author: Team EVELO
Electric bikes could enable a seven percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. For this to happen, Americans will need to replace many short car trips and commutes with e-bike trips.
“Most urban trips are less than 5 kilometers [about 3.1 miles]; a short enough distance that it can be traveled by e-bikes and e-scooters in roughly the same amount of time as personal vehicles,” according to the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a New York-based cycling and alternative transportation advocacy group. … Read more
The Île-de-France Mobilités transport authority responsible for the greater Paris region will pay Parsians as much as 500 Euros or about $550 to purchase an electric bike in 2020.
Electric bikes are booming. People of all ages from a 20-something commuter in Seattle to an 85-year-old grandma in Massachusetts are enjoying the benefits of owning and riding an e-bike. In fact, you should probably own one already too.
“A certain subset of masochistic cycling purists believe that you should suffer any time you set out on a bike,” wrote Ashley Mateo in a June 2019 The Wall Street Journal article. … Read more
In the United States (and in many other nations worldwide), the powerful lithium batteries that fuel your electric bike are prohibited on passenger aircraft. So, unfortunately, you cannot take most electric bike batteries on an airplane.
“Lithium batteries, which power everyday devices, can catch fire if damaged or if battery terminals are short-circuited,” explained the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a March 2019 lithium battery fact sheet. … Read more
Cadence or torque sensors tell an electric bike’s pedal-assist system (PAS) when to engage the motor and propel the e-bike forward. Although just about any combination of a cadence sensor, a torque sensor, or both will work, each sensor type can have an impact on an electric bike’s performance and ride.
So what is the difference between a cadence sensor and a torque sensor on an electric bike? A common response in the bicycle manufacturing industry is that a cadence sensor determines if you are pedaling while a torque sensor measures how hard you are pedaling. … Read more
Comparing a hub-drive and mid-drive electric bike? You’ll want to consider power, performance, and price. Because when it comes down to it, these are the differences that really matter. How your electric bike is propelled has a significant impact on its ability to climb hills, on how it feels to ride (what we’re calling performance), and on how much it costs. Here is what you should consider.
Electric bikes (e-bikes) give riders a motorized boost. This additional power has many significant benefits, including helping riders cycle up steep hills, improving the riding experience for older or relatively slower riders, and allowing commuters to arrive at work neatly and not sweaty. These features have made electric bikes a trend in the United States, and while there have been two important North American electric bike surveys from Portland State University in 2013 and 2017, more research should be done to understand why people ride electric bikes and to identify those people. Our findings begin to answer these questions. first by identifying a clear trend which seems to indicate that older Americans, often older than 55, ride electric bikes for recreation and health.
Riding an electric bike is fun. No doubt about it. Yes, an electric bike helps you climb hills and makes certain you have the energy to make a long ride, but an electric bike is also just fun.
In this video, Bill describes how to properly set the saddle height, how to check if the seat is tight enough, and even how the handlebar position can affect the ride. Bottom line, Bill’s advice will help you get a comfortable and controlled ride. … Read more
An electric bike can help you climb a steep hill with ease, but it is your electric bike’s braking system that will help you descend that same hill safely.
All of the bikes we build at EVELO have braking systems selected specifically to match the bike’s performance, but there are still important differences, for example, between hydraulic brakes and mechanical brakes.
In this video, Alex explains some of those differences and does his best to help you make the best choice for your next electric bike. … Read more
Electric bikes are fun to ride, great for fitness, and easy to use. In fact, many of the components found on an EVELO electric bike were selected specifically to provide a better overall riding experience than what’s available from most conventional bicycles or other e-bikes.