Electric bikes another way to commute
You are waiting at a bus stop. It is a cold winter’s day and there is no room in the bus shelter. You look at your watch and for the third day in a row the bus is running late. Then over the hill you see not one bus but two buses. You try to hail one of them down but both just drive past.
Just then you here the unmistakable sound of an electric bike whizzing past you. The water sprays your nice new work uniform. The rider is smiling deliriously as he zooms down the hill and off into the distance.
Surely life doesn’t have to be like this. Surely there is another way.
The Benefits of electric bikes
Despite the fact we are still battling a worldwide pandemic sales of electric bikes continue to soar. According to Guidehouse insights global e-bike sales are on course to grow from $27.3 billion in 2020 to $47 billion by 2030. In Australia it is a similar picture as consumers continue to choose an alternative to traditional commuting. But why the change and what are the benefits in making the switch?
Here are our top 5 benefits of owning an electric bike:
- Saving money on your commute
At around 5-10c to fully charge your electric bike it makes financial sense to make the switch. Once you have outlaid your initial cost of the bike the ongoing costs are next to nothing. Just a little maintenance requirement and you are set for a long period of trouble-free commuting. There are no costs for car rego, parking, insurance or petrol.
- Sweat less
With an ebike you can pedal as much or as little as you want. This means you can arrive to the office looking fresh faced with the added benefit of getting a little cardio. Even catching the bus requires time spent in the blazing hot sun and we know how hot it can get in a train carriage. Use the breeze as natures own air conditioning and you will never have to worry about turning up to work all rosy cheeked.
- Help reduce road congestion
By taking your electric bike to work and not the car you can help reduce peak hour traffic. This is especially helpful for urban commuters and for school drop offs. Reducing traffic outside schools has the added benefit of making drop off zones safer for kids when crossing the road.
- Improve mental and physical wellbeing
When you own an ebike and you enjoy riding it you are far more likely to travel more often and for further. This means despite exerting less energy than a traditional bike you make up for it by covering greater distances. As you fitness improves you can dial back the assistance levels and enjoy more cardio. Being fitter and healthier is a great way to boost your confidence and make you a happier person.
- It is just so much fun
This is really the best reason to make the change. Riding an ebike is pure joy. It takes you back to you back to your childhood. The great thing is that people of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy them too and that is why we love them so much.
Electric bikes are a great way to commute
When it comes down to it electric bikes are a whole lot of fun. They offer a great alternative to your daily commute. You can enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise while saving on commuting costs.If you’re ready to make a change and join the electric revolution, check out our range of electric bikes today.