Why You Should Choose an E-bike Over a Bike (Without Shame)

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E-bikes Are Fun

Most e-bike reviews from first time owners refer to how much fun they are! They’re part way between a pedal bike and a motorbike, so you can get a surprising amount of speed out of them. Speeds are limited depending on location; 32 km/h here in Canada.

E-bikes Can Go Further

You can go much further on an e-bike as the motor takes some of the strain off you and powers the bike to go faster. If a journey is too far to take by pedal bike — too many hills or you can feel your legs burning just thinking about it — it could be a breeze on an e-bike because the motor helps you.

E-bikes Can Save You Money

So, because you can go further, you will use your car less. This means the e-bike saves you money in the long run as instead of taking the car on a 15 km/mile journey, you can now ride with ease.

  • $3000 in gas
  • $3,500 in parking
  • $1,500 in insurance

E-bikes Make Riding Easier For Everyone

Family with envo ebikes

E-bikes Can Carry More Cargo

You can take more weight on an ebike than you would be able to on a pedal bike, so you can carry a load of shopping and still make it up a brutally steep hill.

family with cargo ebike

E-bikes Are Constantly Improving

E-bikes are relatively new so they are constantly being innovated. Aside from the add-on kits already mentioned, you can also get lighter, smaller bikes which fold up. Folding your ebike means that when you get to work, instead of worrying that your new favourite accessory isn’t safe locked up outside, you can fold it up and bring it in. Also, if you have a long day and decide not to ride home, it’s small enough to fold and take with you on the train, bus, or in a car.

envo folding ebike in office

E-bikes Are A Good Source Of Exercise

Riding an e-bike gives a real boost to your physical and mental health. If you find an e-bike more fun than a pedal bike, you’re more likely to take it for a spin more often. This means, despite the motor, you’re exercising frequently, which is key to holistic health. 30 minutes of light exercise every other day on an ebike is better for you overall than burning yourself out once or twice a month on a two-hour ride.

E-bikes Are Good For The Environment

This isn’t an advantage over a regular bike as the e-bike uses electricity, however, over time an e-bike may affect your carbon footprint more than a regular bike. If we’re following the hypothesis above that you’re riding to more places instead of driving, you’re doing your part for the environment simply by not taking the car.



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