How does an electric bicycle work?

Australia recorded its biggest year of bike sales in 2020, with the import of 50,000 e-bikes in the 2019/20 financial year,. But the growth in e-bike sales has far outstripped that of traditional models as Australia plays catch up to more mature e-bike markets like Asia and Europe.


In May 2012 the federal government adopted a very important point: The European standard for e-bikes, allowing their import but it wasn’t until 2017 that every Australian state and territory had consistent laws.


Since then, e-bike imports in Australia have grown from just 9,000 in 2016/17, to 16,000 in 2017/18, 32,000 in 2018/19, and 50,000 in 2019/20.


The e-bikes can be equipped with 250-watt motor activated by a pedal-assist system with the motor limited to a maximum speed of 25km/h. Whoever thought to add an electric motor to a bicycle deserves a prize for such an innovation. 

Electric bikes are a popular commuter tool, and are a  way for anyone to get outside into fresh air either for leisure or as a transport method. 


Do you know about electric bikes? In today's blog, we will learn how an electric bike works and how to ride it. 

If you are planning to purchase an electric bike, it’s important to know how far you are  planning to ride and if the ride will be on flat or hilly places. These two factors have a major impact on the battery range, which is measured in  amp-hours, the bigger the amperage the longer the battery’s range will be.



How to operate an electric bike?


Use an electric bike as you would use a conventional bike, when the rider starts pedaling the motor kicks in, once the pedals stop moving, the motor cuts off.  The cyclist can control the speed simply by pedaling and by changing the assistance level on the bike’s display. The power of an electric motor helps  you tackle hills and commute to work without breaking a sweat. If the rider smartly combines electric and mechanical gears, the ride will feel as if the surface was always flat.


My first day using an electric bike!


Those who experience the electric bicycle for the first time can confirm its comfort and practicality, especially on daily commute situations.The viability of parking in front of your destination and avoiding traffic, are some of the advantages found from  the daily commuters.


There are also other advantages of choosing this type of bike, especially in big cities, such as the reduction in emission and health benefits.


Move Bikes


Moves Bike offers the most reliable ebike brands in Australia. 

One of them is  NCM, with distribution all over the world , operating in the USA, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, this brand is the most popular in Australia, with several retailers working with it. As a result it is quite easy to find shops where NCM bikes can be serviced. 


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