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Welcome to the World of Electric Bikes

If you are new to electric bikes then this article will help you get a quick understanding of what electric bikes are all about. You will learn about the reasons to have an e-bike, how fast and how far they go, how much they cost, the different types of e-bikes, what the future of e-bike looks like, and how to checkout electric bikes in your town/city.

Glossary of Electric Bike Terms

Enhance your electric bike education with this guide to e-bike terms! Plus, Ed Benjamin’s electricity as water explanation.

Understanding the Differences Between Direct Drive & Geared Electric Bike Hub Motors

Which electric bike hub motor is best for you; direct drive or geared? Find out in this guide to e-bike hub motors.

Battery Care & Tips for E-Bikes & Pedelecs

A guide to the strengths & weaknesses of Lead Acid, Ni Cad, NiMh, and Lithium batteries for electric bikes, plus tips for proper battery care.

Top 5 Tips for Lithium Ion Electric Bike Battery Care

Get more miles from your electric bike battery by following these 5 e-bike battery tips.

Understanding Electric Bike Modes: Throttle vs. Pedal Assist (Pedelec)

In this article you will learn about the different throttle types (twist grip, thumb, push button), pedal assist types (torque sensor and cadence sensor) and which mode may be best for you.

How Much Does it Cost to Charge Your Electric Bike?

So you have heard about how cost effective electric bikes are for getting around, but do you know how much it actually costs to charge your e-bike? Well in this post I will crunch the numbers to show just how cost effective they are. Norm, an Electric Bike Report reader, recently asked: “My charger used […]

The Electric Bike: Conveniences of a Car with the Advantages of a Bicycle

I have been thinking of quick ways to describe what an electric bike is all about to someone that has no idea what an electric bike is. Sometimes quick catchy sounds bites can really help someone visualize what these e-bikes are all about. So far I have come up with this; “Electric bikes combine some […]

Electric Bike Battery Basics: What are these Volts & Amp Hours?

Alright!  You are getting excited about the electric bike scene and you start looking around at some e-bikes, but what do volts, amp hours, watt hours mean?  Well I aim to answer some of these questions for you here! The terminology for electric bike batteries can seem a little foreign at first but I think […]