When referring to electric vehicles, electric bicycles and electric scooters may come into people's mind. Truly, these two kinds of electric vehicles are popular among people nowdays because electric vehicles have many advantages, such as environmentally friendly, cost-effective, safe and many others. However, some people may be hesitant when they need to choose between two kinds. In this article I will point out some pros and cons which can help you make up your mind.
Electric bikes, also known as e-bikes, are based on traditional bicycle designs and powered by rechargeable batteries and motors. Electric bikes are classified as bikes rather than motor vehicles in many parts of the word, so you can use cycle lanes when you are riding it.
Pros and cons
- It is environmentally friendly because it is powered by battery rather than gasoline. Gasoline causes serious environmental pollution and is expensive nowdays but battery can be recharged and used for a long time. However, a tank of gas can be used for a longer time than a full filled battery. So the battery should be recharged often and this can waste your time. Beside, the battery will gradually become old and can not be used any more. At that time, we should buy a new battery and throw the old one away.
- Electric bikes are easy to use and easy to repair. It is just like an ordinary bicycle, so you can ride it very easily. Moreover, if the electric bike is broken, you can simply send it to bicycle stores because many of the parts are available at bike stores. However, because electric bicycles have batteries, it is heavy to carry or ride if the battery runs out.
Electric scooters look like gas scooters. Although both electric bicycle and electric scooter are powered by battery, they are different.
Pros and cons
- Electric scooters always have alarm system and steering lock, so they can not be stolen easily. Beside, it often has a cargo box where you can put your goods. But an electric scooter is much heavier than an electric bike, so it will be much more inconvenient if it has no power.
- It is faster than an electric bicycle . Electric scooters often run faster than electric bikes but in some countries you need a license to ride it.
From the above we can see that buying an electric bicycle is better than buying an electric scooter.
Source by Jeremy Liu