Frequently Asked Questions

How fast do electric bikes and scooters go?

Depending on the model you choose, electric bikes will travel at 16-20 MPH on motor power alone. If you add pedaling, you can go as fast as your legs will take you.

How far can I go on a single charge?

Factors such as rider weight, terrain, and wind can affect the range. Typically, a 36V 10AMP battery will achieve a range of 20-25 miles in power on demand mode. Pedal assist mode can reach a range of up to 40 miles.

How do the power on demand and pedal assist modes work?

In power on demand (or throttle) mode, the motor does all of the work and the ride can choose to pedal. In pedal assist mode, the bike senses the torque applied while pedaling and the motor kicks in as needed to assist the rider when needed.

How long does it take to charge the battery?

A full charge can take 4-6 hours, with a 80% charge in 2 hours.

How long will the battery last?

Lithium batteries should last for about 700-2000 cycles, 10-20 thousand miles, or 4 years.

How much does it cost to ride an electric bike?

Electric bikes are extremely economical. An average battery costs 10-15 cents to fully charge or less than 1 penny/mile to run.

Can I ride in the rain?

Absolutely. Both the battery and the motor are sealed. Simply wipe down the bike when you are done riding.

Does the battery recharge while riding?

On most bikes, they do not. On ones that do, it depends on the situation as to whether or not the added cost and weight of implementing the regenerative technology benefits the rider.

What type of maintenance is required?

You should care for your bike as you would any other hi-end bike: keep the battery charged, keep it clean and dry, and make sure you take it in for regular tune-ups.

Do I need a license or insurance?

No, electric bikes and scooters that do not exceed 20mph are considered the same as regular bicycles under federal law.