So-called Speed Pedelecs (Class 3) are just like regular e-bike pedelecs in that you turn the pedals to activate the electric assist.
The main difference is that the motor will continue to assist you up to 45kmh / 28mph.
Even in most places where lower speed assisted pedelecs are very popular it’s often the case that speed pedelecs are used in much lower numbers.
Some within the e-bike world have pointed out that speed pedelecs could be one of the keys to unlocking a more sustainable transport future as they obviously allow the rider to cut journey times even more than when using regular pedelecs.
And of course, with quicker e-bike journey times on offer, the car seems less attractive.
This article delves further into the subject of speed pedelecs. Where are they used most? Why and how do people use them? Could and should more be done to encourage them? [Read more…]