There is no denying that electric scooters will be the future of urban commute, at least for short distances! They make it easier to maneuver through traffic and find parking while helping you reduce your carbon footprint – now that is all a win-win isn’t it? Now, what if your electric scooter could also be your adventure buddy and conquer all kinds of terrains with you? Because it actually can – say hello to Phat Scooter’s latest HD electric scooter! Think of it as the child of your electric bike and an electric scooter ATV.
This compact scooter is a discreet mean machine and can travel up to 20MPH. It can also go 30+ miles on a single charge cycle so it is perfect for those looking for an alternative to public transport post-pandemic but are not yet ready for an electric car. The HD electric scooter comes equipped with a powerful motor that can take on hills with ease, and the front + rear suspensions system provides a smooth ride at any speed as well as on any terrain. The tall handlebars are a smart design element because they enable you to stand up with adequate balance and support while you ride. The seat also has extra support to make the ride on tricky terrains as comfortable as possible. The most impressive and unique part about this scooter is its wide wheels which increase the stability and give the rider better balance. Unlike many other small scooters, the E-scooter electric scooter lets you ride anywhere – cement, asphalt, grass, dirt, or sand. Now only if it had snow tires, every New Yorker would get this!
Scooters have also fitted it with a new and improved battery which charges in four to six hours with a standard outlet. You can pick from a range of colors and customization options to truly make this scooter a part of your everyday life – I guess it is safe to say that this scooter will become your ride or die!
Generally speaking, e-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedaling and, in some cases, a throttle. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills and cruise over tough terrain without gassing yourself.
The harder you pedal, the bigger the boost, the faster you’ll ride—to a point. Electric bicycles let you hum along at a brisk clip, but they aren’t motorcycles. You’ll never hammer down the road at 45 mph. The motor is governed to stop propelling you further when you hit 20 to 28 miles per hour, depending on the bike. So you’ll save time on your commute (I shave about three minutes off a five-mile trip) but still enjoy the scenery.
Getting an electric motorbike can dramatically increase how often you ride, according to a survey of nearly 1,800 e-bike owners in North America. Beforehand, 55 percent of respondents said they rode daily or weekly. After buying an e-bike, that number soared to 91 percent. It makes sense: Even if you’re super fit, you still get tired (likely from training or racing) and remounting your bike can feel like a chore. If you have an e-bike, you can continue riding while giving your knackered legs a bit of a break. You can also go faster, which makes biking for longer trips more attractive, even when you’re pressed for time.
For those who aren’t frequent riders, e-bikes open up a whole new world. While you may not be conditioned to ride 5-10 miles at a time, you can cover those distances easily with an electric assist, which is a great way to build endurance and confidence. That same survey found that 94 percent of non-cyclists rode daily or weekly after getting an e-bike.
Name a type of riding, and there’s an e-bike for that. If you have zero interest in an electric road bike, you may find yourself head over heels for a high-capacity e-cargo bike that can haul 400 pounds of stuff while still cruising at a cool 15 mph. E-bikes are available in fat, cargo, commuter, recreational, hardtail, full-suspension mountain, and even performance road bike styles. For proof, here are a dozen e-bikes we love for every type of cyclist.
“People are buying electric bicycles as a way to reduce car trips,” Benjamin says. The data backs him up: 28 percent of survey respondents said they bought an e-bike specifically to replace driving a car. And many other reasons buyers listed for wanting an e-bike—including carrying cargo and kids, avoiding parking and traffic, and environmental concerns—also indicate a desire to get out from behind the wheel. Plus, you don’t need to change clothes or clean up when you arrive at your destination, because you don’t have to work up as much of a sweat.
Consider, too, that more than half of all driving trips are shorter than 10 miles, with some surveys reporting that the average single trip amounts to just 5.95 miles. That’s a no-brainer distance to cover by e-bike. In fact, the survey found that owners replaced 46 percent of their car commutes and 30 percent of their driving errands with e-bike rides. All you need is a great commuter bag to carry your stuff, and you’re set.