Commuting by electric bicycle is now a thing. A big thing! With the number of e-bike commuters on the street growing each day, regular cycle riders are starting to take notice.
Riding of e-bikes isn’t just for the delivery guys and the tinkerers, It’s a real and mainstream movement towards bicycles made better by an electric motor. So if you want to know more about e-bike commuting, let’s look at some frequently asked questions.
Who commutes by electric bike?
Anyone could theoretically commute by an e-bicycle but who actually does? Most e-bike commuters have very long rides and when they arrive they can’t be looking tired and sweaty.
So, if you work a job where your presentation or the way you look is paramount you may be just that type of electric biker. But that’s not the only type of e-bike commuter.
There are many e-bikes serving as an option for cars on short term trips where driving doesn’t make sense. Many people use electric bicycles in combination with bike trailers to create a sort of electric bike commuting sport utility vehicle.
These people enjoy riding a bike but they need a little bit of assistance to go out everyday and get their stuff done, whether it is picking up kids at school, getting groceries, or going shopping.
Which electric bikes are good for commuting?
As the saying goes, one man’s meat is another man’s poison. The right electric commuter bike for one person may not be the right one for the next. The fact is that they are all good but some have special applications.
Let’s say one person lives in the country and the other lives in downtown in a metropolis. Rural homes tend to have a garage and lots of space so I’d say a full size electric bicycle with extra battery packs would be perfect.
The city commuter values portability and compactness above all else so I’d say a folding electric bicycle would be best.
If e-bike commuting is something you’re serious about you’re in luck because it’s the best way to go.