Eventually electric bike batteries need to be replaced as their lifecycle comes to an end. You can tell when a battery is nearing the end of its life when it does not provide you with much range. This guide will help you with ideas on how to get a replacement electric bike battery.
Bike thieves in San Francisco better watch out! The San Francisco Police Department is placing “bait bikes” around the city with GPS trackers. If one of the “bait bikes” is stolen they will track down the thief, bust them, and post the thief’s mug shot on their Twitter news stream and website for a bit of public humiliation! You have to watch this video from The New York times, it is brilliant. Checkout how quickly they catch a thief!
Edward Benjamin from eCycleElectric provides market data for the number of electric bikes sold in the US in 2013 and his predictions for the future of the e-bike industry in the US.
Each policy is customized by the client and can include coverage protection on the e-bike for damage caused by theft, crash, collision, fire, attempted theft, vandalism or hitting another object. In addition, coverage of spare parts, cycle apparel, and rental reimbursement are included at no additional cost. Optional coverage includes: Liability coverage to cover the rider in case of injuries or property damage caused by the insured cyclist; Medical Payments to cover medical costs of the policyholder associated with a cycling accident; and Vehicle Contact Protection for medical costs associated with accidents caused by an automobile. Additionally, Roadside Assistance is available, providing the cyclist a service vehicle ride of up to 35 miles.
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 United States Senate Finance Committee has approved a tax credit for electric bikes and electric motorcycles. If the bill passes the credit would be 10% of the purchase price of the electric bike or electric motorcycle, up to $2,500. The idea is to provide an incentive for people to buy 2 wheeled electric vehicles […]
One of the coolest things about electric bikes is how easy it is to keep them running well and how easy it is to repair them. Cars these days are so complex that even people who used to work on their older cars are forced to take their newer cars to a mechanic for costly […]
This is an older video, but the benefits they go over in the video summarize why electric bikes are a great alternative to driving a car! There are a couple of things that I would like to point out in the video. This is an electric bike conversion kit that the Michael added to his […]
Here’s an ebike success story that I want to share with you. I really like this story because the author, Matthew Zoll, has been using an electric bike to make his commute by bicycle more convenient during the hot summer months in Tucson Arizona. If you live in a warm climate you will be able […]
Breaking down the initial cost of an e-bike: a guide to electric bike financing options.