Customer Frequent Questions
What is the typical range of an electric bike on a full charge, and how does terrain affect it?
The range of an electric bike varies, typically between 25 to 70 miles per full charge. This range is influenced by factors such as the bike's battery capacity, rider's weight, terrain type, and assistance level used. Hilly or rough terrains and higher levels of pedal-assist will consume more battery, reducing the overall range.
How do I maintain and care for my electric scooter to ensure longevity?
Regular maintenance is crucial for the longevity of your electric scooter. Essential practices include keeping the scooter clean, checking and maintaining correct tyre pressure, inspecting brakes and lights for proper operation, and ensuring the battery is charged according to the manufacturer's instructions. Additionally, avoid exposing the scooter to extreme temperatures and moisture, and store it in a dry, cool place when not in use.
Can electric bikes be used for off-road cycling, and what should I consider when choosing one for this purpose?
Many electric bikes are suitable for off-road cycling. When choosing one for off-road use, consider factors such as the bike's suspension system, tyre tread and size, motor power, and battery range. A bike with a robust frame, good suspension, and wide, knobbly tyres is ideal for handling uneven and challenging terrains. Additionally, a powerful motor and a long-range battery are beneficial for steep inclines and long distances.
Are there any legal restrictions on using electric bikes in the UK, such as age limits or licensing requirements?
In the UK, electric bikes (e-bikes) are treated like regular bicycles, provided they meet certain criteria: the motor shouldn't exceed 250 watts, and assistance must stop at 15.5 mph (25 km/h). Riders must be 14 years or older, but no licence, registration, or helmet laws apply specifically to e-bikes. However, adherence to standard cycling laws and safety recommendations, such as wearing a helmet, is advised.
What are the key factors to consider when choosing an electric bike for commuting purposes?
When choosing an electric bike for commuting, consider factors like battery range, comfort, motor power, and bike weight. A long battery range ensures you can complete your commute without recharging. Look for a comfortable seat and good suspension for a smooth ride. A powerful motor helps with hills and quick acceleration. Also, consider a lighter bike if you need to carry it upstairs or onto public transport