An electric bike—or eBike for short—is a bicycle. It uses the same designs and components as any other bicycle; however, it also includes an electric motor that gives riders an extra boost of power. This motor, which is powered by a rechargeable battery, ultimately provides a smoother, more convenient, and less strenuous cycling experience.
An e-bike’s motor eliminates many of the obstacles that keep people from cycling—such as steep hills, health or fitness difficulties, and commutes that leave riders tired and sweaty. By allowing riders to decide precisely how much or how little they pedal, e-bikes actually make it possible for a large variety of people to enjoy the many benefits of cycling; regardless of age, body type, health condition, cycling experience, or fitness level. Anyone can ride an electric bike.
Fun! Bring out your inner youth
No expensive parking fees
Bike to work without getting sweaty, tired or worn out
No License, Registration, or Fees Use bike lanes, bike paths, and ride where a regular bicycle is allowed
Environmentally friendly way to travel, Zero emissions
Faster than bicycles, and Ride further
Less expensive way to travel, less than $.10/day for electricity
Take your eBike in/on your motor home for flexible travel at destinations
Take a short-cut Reduce money spent on gasoline and upkeep of your car/truck
Complete repairs yourself
Use with public transportation (ex. bike to bus, load bike, bike to work)
Combine physical activity with your day-to-day transportation
Improve your heart and lungs
Go on an Eco-Tour with your eBike
500 miles of riding for $1 of electricity
Return to nature on a trail ride Easy to park and lock, no circling the lot looking for parking
Flexible, and effective way to exercise; lose the gym membership
Travel 35 times farther per dollar than an electric car
Zoom up a hill
Keep up with children, grandchildren (or spouse)
More visibility, enjoy the experience
Half of all trips in the US are less than 3 miles.
Biking makes good sense!
eBikes are used more frequently than regular bikes (as much as 10x)
Enjoy the bike home without traffic or stress
No bridge or highway ‘tolls’ Explore!
Take side streets, explore the wilderness
Electric bikes have a high resale value - hold value better than cars or bicycles
Be a role model for others to follow
Electric bikes are safer than bicycles
Be young and free again
Easy to ride!
Can be made smaller by removing tires, handle bars (some models fold)
Take your eBike on Vacation
Friendlier, Wave at other people, meet other people
Customize your e-bike, get it exactly how you want it