Riding an electric-bike is primarily very enjoyable but with the latest ranges of electric bike and the current traffic conditions coupled with the construction of cycle paths, it is increasingly enjoyable. Travelling along virtually silently in the open air with little effort is a rewarding experience. It also has practical applications such as commuting to work, park and ride, exercise, and recreation. For many the decision to ride an electric bike is the answer to a difficult question – fitness to ride a push bike, unable to get a licence for a motor vehicle, problems and cost of parking, not wishing to arrive in a bath of perspiration and convenience, to mention but a few
The latest generation of electric bikes with 36 volt Lithium battery technology, aluminium frames and generally upgraded equipment and electronics are about half the weight of earlier steel framed models with lead acid batteries and travel twice the range.