Electric bikes explained
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Pros: Very lightweight, very high energy density, durable, no maintenance, fast charge.
Hub Motors (as used in our ebikes):
- The motors are sealed and mostly maintenance free.
- The motor is directly attached to the driven wheel, improving efficiency.
- The centre of gravity is relatively low, improving balance.
- It looks nice!
Controllers just act as a gateway for a signal between the pedals or the throttle, and the resulting supply of power from the battery to the motor.
Controllers use the systems voltage and current to regulate speed and range. Generally speaking an electric bike with a higher voltage can supply a higher current. This means that the bike will offer more torque, acceleration and speed. However a higher current will drain the battery faster.
The UK law differs slightly from the EU law and hence there is some confusion but if you adhere to the following you should be acting within our current regulatory guidelines.
· average continuous motor power output no more than 250 watts
· maximum speed under power 15 mph.
· must have functioning pedals.
· the use of a throttle is now allowed.
· weight must not be more than 40 kg unless a tandem or tricycle.
· riders age must be at least 14 years of age. (sorry kids, your time will come)
*NB* Laws can and do change without prior warning. These are accurate at the time of writing and we shall endeavour to keep them uptodate.
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