Top Benefits Of Owning An Electric Bike!

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Among the many modes of transportation, none offers as many benefits as riding an electric bike. Hence it is not surprising that the consumer interest in owing electric bikes only continues to surge!


I recall my first e-bike ride. It was a beautiful day in central London and I wanted any reason to escape from the office to take advantage of the sunshine. Luckily for me, that day, I had a meeting with a leading German electric bike manufacturer.

He insisted (not that I needed any convincing!), that I try the pedal assisted e- bike he had used to travel for the meeting. After a few helpful instructions on how to take advantage of ‘assisted-power‘, I, in my full office attire, sat on the saddle and started pedalling.

Tour de France Yellow Jersey
Tour de France Yellow Jersey

Before I go further, let me describe my experience with cycling. I have a rather nice carbon conventional road cycle, the kind used by slim and fit Tour de France riders. I on the other hand, am middle-aged and overweight. But the sales person had convinced me, that I was only a ‘pedal away’ from becoming a Tour de France rider!

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e-Bikes Are A Perfect Transportation Solution For London (credit: Volt)

I did want to exercise and become slimmer, but without the commitment of a professional cyclist. That summer day in London, I finally found my perfect solution, the electric bike.

As I pedalled away from the visitor with the enthusiasm of a young boy on his first cycle ride, I felt the assistance of the electric motor as I climbed the steep gradient of the narrow London road. What? No sweating? No embarrassing moment of a middle-aged man struggling to climb a gradient? At that moment, I felt like I was ready for the Tour de France! It was a eureka moment for me! Have you had yours?

For those of you new to e-bikes, a read of the following articles would help getting you up-to-speed with zero-emission electric bikes.


Top Benefits Of Using An Electric Bike


Increase Fitness and Health


It does not matter how old or young a person is, there is always one constant: health matters. In general it is true, in that, active individuals are happier individuals.

Now, you do not need to climb Mount Everest everyday to achieve happiness. Quite the opposite. Sustained regular exercise is the best for long-term health improvements. The reason, many are hesitant to exercise, is due to the perception that exercise needs to be strenuous. Again, this is not true.

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Askoll Electric Bikes: Perfect For Exercising And Fun. Available Via e-zoomed (credit: Askoll)

Exercise needs to be regular and does not need to be intense. Given the ‘power-assist’ advantage of electric bikes, e-biking offers individuals of all ages an opportunity to exercise at a physical level that meets their expectation. The more you want to exercise, the lower the power assistance you need!


Save Money


Who does not want to save money. As the saying goes, money saved, is money earned! The recent increase in commuting costs, in particular, in cities like London, has forced us to seek alternative solutions.

Cycling (conventional and electric) has emerged as a popular transportation alternative for travel. Hardly surprising, as apart from the cycle purchase cost, the running costs are insignificant. A car on the other hand has high running and maintenance costs, to include petrol, insurance, parking and much more!

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You Can e-bike Up To 1,000 Miles With £5 On Charging (Ashvin Suri, Founder e-zoomed)

A number of individuals and families have adopted e-bikes as the preferred mode of travel to include, work, leisure and running chores! Electric bikes can be charged at home in a few hours at a cost of a few pennies to give the rider a pedal-assisted range between 25 miles and 75 miles (average range of e-bikes).

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e-Bikes Are A Great Way To Improve Family Budgets

So instead of spending a few hundred pounds of an already overstretched household budget on commuting, households are saving this hard-earned money by using e-bikes. We also encourage all households to use green and clean energy. We at e-zoomed work with leading green electricity suppliers in the UK, Ecotricity and Good Energy. Follow this link to switch to green electricity to charge your e-bike!


Increase Convenience & Save Time


How often have you rushed out of the house in the morning to catch the bus or train for work, but only to have missed it! How often have you driven in your car for a meeting ahead of time, to be only caught in traffic or unable to park? How often have you been squeezed tight like sardines in a public train or tube?

London Tube
London Tube

With e-bikes, you have far greater control and can travel directly from the comfort of your home to your destination, on time and in comfort! Sounds like the perfect commute!


Increase Air Quality


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Electric Bike Are Zero-Emissions

Yes, the air we pollute, is the air we breathe. That is the bottom-line. Internal combustion engine (ICE) petrol and diesel cars have significant tailpipe emissions, that reduce air quality. In fact, an increase in health problems is closely correlated to an increase in pollutants, in particular respiratory problem in children and older individuals.

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iweech e-Bikes Using Artificial Intelligence Available Via e-zoomed (credit: iweech)

By using a zero-emission electric bike, you are making a difference i.e. reducing air pollution and increasing air quality. Our towns, cities and villages have dangerously high pollution levels. The sooner we can replace cars with e-bikes, the sooner can we improve our environment!


Other Benefits


  • Travel greater distance with lower fatigue.
  • Perfect for uphill cycling (specially for those with knee problems).
  • Use for work commutes.
  • Use for leisure commutes.
  • Use for touring.
  • Have fun!

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Egret Electric Scooters Available Via e-zoomed (credit: Egret)

At e-zoomed we also offer a fantastic range of electric scooters of all the leading brands. To buy an electric scooter, simply follow this link!


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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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