Part 1 – E-Kickscooters, Powered Cycles, & Speed Pedelecs
E-bikes have seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years so that many more people are aware of what they are and how they can work.
In summary they have all the advantages of a regular bicycle with the added power of a relatively small but very effective motor whose power output and maximum assist speed are limited by law.
But in fact there are many more designs of vehicle out there that are (legally speaking) classed as e-bikes but frequent interesting but often very specific niches or perhaps vehicles that are not e-bikes legally speaking but borrow many of the elements of their design i.e. small but powerful motors and lightweight lithium batteries.
These are many and varied, from the relatively well-known e-kickscooters and speed pedelecs to emerging classes of vehicles such as e-micro-cars and quadricycles that have the potential to radically change the transport scene in our towns and cities.
In this first of two articles we take a look at the relatively well-known e-kickscooters and speed pedelecs and the lesser known Powered Cycle category. [Read more…]