The Advantages of an Electric Scooter, Edmonton

The popularity of electric scooters have been increasing during the past years the same way e bikes have. Electric scooters similarly offer benefits. The following are the advantages electric scooters bring to its riders.

Save money

Scooters powered by electricity are less expensive because they do not require gas in order to function. Just like e bikes, they require batteries which needs to be regularly recharged after each use. Plus, operating an electric scooter costs not more than a penny for each mile. Compare this number to a gas-powered bike as the latter also requires insurance, maintenance, license fees, and registration.


The fact that electric scooters do not use fuel means that they are friendly to the environment and efficient to use. Riding a scooter isn’t only fun, you are doing your part to minimize air pollution and increase air quality.

Can You Go on a Race Using an E Bike, Edmonton?

Going on a race using an e bike is possible. Since electric bicycles are extremely popular in Europe, the European Cycling Union has created a racing circuit exclusively for e bikes. A previous e bike race saw the best off-road e biker reportedly receive a rainbow jersey.

It was a group of e bike riders who decided to compete their self-built hot-rod e bikes in closed course race tracks. Their efforts inspired a slew of people to similarly purchase and own electric bikes. Numerous companies eventually offered to sell commercial e bikes.

Pedal Assist

E bikes possess a battery-powered “pedal assist” feature that functions to boost your pedalling power. This machine-integrated attribute helps decrease the impact and stress pedalling gives  your knees.

Cheap And Comfortable

Compared to gas-powered vehicles, an e bike is less expensive. Plus, you can easily convert your conventional e bike to electric via a basic kit. Riding and operating it is also convenient. Though it would largely depend on the rider’s physical condition and the terrain you’d subject it to, a basic electric bike can climb hills and cover a lot more distance compared to doing it manually on your own as a form of exercise. Regardless of age and health, anyone can go on a long cosy ride on an e bike.

Stress-Free Commute

Thanks to e bike technology, you can go further distances with minimal effort. Commute also becomes easy due to areas designated as multi-purpose cycle lanes which are 100% free from traffic.  You can also plan your routes to escape rush hour traffic. E bikes are also durable, light, and silent. They give the impression that they are traditional bike frames albeit with a bit of hum in the background.

Exclusive E Bike Race

Eventually, e bikers created their own racing event in 2001 and 2011 in San Francisco. The event saw electric bikes race up towards a steep hill. However, there were only five e bikes in the competition. So far, e bike racing events embrace the benefit of being able to race anywhere, with or without a permit.

Road Bikes Versus E Bikes

Organizers of pedal bike races allowed e bikes to compete a few years ago. They were given a separate section within the race. The races had long courses which were done on streets that were closed to traffic. As expected, the e bikes travelled faster than the road bikes. Electric bikes finished the race without at all depleting its battery charge or breaking down.

E Bikes Versus Gas-Powered Bikes

E bike owners decided to participate in a motor bike rice on a go kart track. They were competing against gas-powered motor bikes. Who won? Though a handful of e bikes showed up for the race, most of them experienced electrical failures. Still, the event was a good precursor for future e bike races.

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