What is an e-Bike?
An e-Bike has an electric motor that is powered by a rechargeable battery. The most popular system in Australia is the pedal assist system. You ride a pedal assist e-bike pedalling as you normally would, and the electric motor adds assistance to each pedal stroke.
e-Bikes make it easier to ride further and more often. You can go longer distances, get there faster, and have a LOT of fun in the process! You get the fitness benefits, the transport benefits, and the simple joy of being out on your bike.
e-Bikes are currently the fastest-growing category of bikes in the world and Australia is quickly catching up to the growth rate of the European e-Bike market. Much of this growth has come from increased awareness but also improvements in performance, handling and aesthetics that have been driven by advances in the technology.
How fast does an eBike go?
In Australia e-Bikes are limited to 250w motors and can assist you up to 25km/hr. The speed will be dependant on factors such as the rider, the terrain - up hill or flat, etc.
Any motor providing more power would be classified as a motorbike and would require registration and a license.
We have a fantastic article on BikeExchange all about E-Bikes