For and Against owning an E-Bike



1. E-Bikes are eco-friendly.
Compared to conventional forms of transport, cars, trains, busses, lorries, electric bicycles are more eco-friendly. Even though a big part of our global energy is still produced with non-renewable resources, E-bikes are still more eco-friendly since they use fewer fossil resources. Moreover, together with this national green policy, the e-bike will add to the national effort and we will transit to an entirely green energy mix in the long run. At this point in time when all our energy is produced in a green manner, E-bikes can be considered to be much
more eco-friendly compared to other vehicles that are operated with the help of fossil fuels.

2. Electric bikes don’t emit harmful gases.
Electric bikes do not emit harmful gases into our atmosphere. Especially in big cities, the formation of smog is a big problem. High levels of smog and air pollution in cities are often caused by heavy traffic from conventional fossil fuel using vehicles. Imagine  if all motorbikes and cars would be replaced by electric bikes. The air in cities would be much better, which would increase the quality
of life for many people with chest problems and linked chest problems.

3. Rather cheap operating costs.
E-bikes use requires a very low operating costs. The amount of energy that is needed for E-bikes is generally rather low. Thus, the cost per mile when using electric bikes is also quite affordable. Thus, by using electric bikes, you can not only improve your ecological footprint, but you could also save some money in the long run.

4. Less physical effort needed
Some people in our society, are used to the car, are not in the mind of alternatives and do not want to drive conventional bicycles anymore since it is too exhausting for them. For those people, E-bikes are a quite good alternative to motorbikes or cars since E-bikes will do most of the work for them. Therefore, electric bikes can be a quite convenient tool to get around by bicycle without having to make great physical effort.

5. Perfect for longer distances
E-bikes are also suitable for longer distances. Especially for distances up to 30 miles, electric bikes are perfect. Imagine you would have to go those distances using a normal bicycle. Chances are that you would be quite exhausted. However, by using an electric bike those distances are no problem.

6. Helpful for the non-electric cyclist
To those that are non-electrical bike riders, the use of an E-Bike would add an extra dimension in your riding accomplishments The extra power offered by an E-Bike promotes the fun aspect of riding. There are cyclists with both non-electric and E-Bikes. who enjoy the differing cycling experiences offered by both.

7. Especially helpful for older people
Older people are often not in good physical shape anymore. And daunted by, going by normal bikes, they would be too exhausting for them. However, for these old people, E-bikes are perfect since they would take away most of the physical effort. They would be able to get around quite conveniently. Many old people could be indapendant and be able to, excersise, go shopping, or enjoy the countryside, and experience an excellent quality of life without the reliance of neighbours or family.

8. Helpful for people with health issues
E-bikes are not only quite helpful for the eldery, but also for people who suffer from serious health issues. For instance,those that have joint pain, are overweight, o have musculair imparement, may well get improved health through assisted E-Bike cycling

9. Suitable against annoying headwind
Head winds, steep hills, offer a prolonged necessity in hard cycling, and the need to work hard on the pedals. That is where the magic of an E-Biked motor kicks in to assist you in overcoming the resistance offered by such obstacles

10. No license is needed to operate E-bikes in most countries
Another upside of E-bikes is that they do not require an official license in most countries of our planet. electric bikes can be used by anyone, even if he or she is still quite young and does not have the opportunity to apply for their driver’s license yet. Hence, electric bikes are also a great way to get around for people who do not have a driver’s license.

11. May be suitable for commuting
Electric bikes may also be a great way to commute to work and back. Instead of being stuck in traffic jams every morning and evening, you could simply use an electric bike and skip these traffic jams. Especially for short distances up to 10 miles, E-bikes are a perfect alternative to commuting with your car and you might even be faster by using your electric bike for those short distances.

12. Faster rides possible
Compared to the use of conventional bicycles, electric bikes are also much faster, especially when there are heavy winds or other weather conditions that might stop you with your conventional bike. If you are in a hurry, you should consider using your electric bike in order to save time and to make it to your appointment on time.

13. Quite helpful uphill
Electric bikes are also quite helpful when it comes to driving uphill. While many people will have a quite hard time going uphill using a conventional bicycle, going uphill with an E-bike is no problem at all. You may even have to dismount your conventional bike to conquer a steep hill, not so with an E-Bike.

14. Reduction in traffic jams
Electric bikes could also contribute to a reduction in traffic jams. In big cities, many people get stuck in traffic every day while they are commuting to work. However, with more E-bikes, fewer cars would be on our streets, which would result in less traffic. Consequently, if we are able to make electric bikes quite popular, chances are that the overall amount of car traffic will go down. This would not only make commuting much easier, but would also reduce the amount of harmful gases that are emitted into our atmosphere.

15. Easing the burden on public transport
Public transport in cities becomes severly overcrewded durig peek peiods of the day. Enhanced E-Bike use would ease the strain on public services

16. Can be used for shopping
Since electric bikes have plenty of power, they are also suitable for shopping purposes. You could install a bicycle rack on your bike and could carry your groceries or other goods on your E-bike.

17. A  Cargo E-Bike Can be used for transporting the kids, dogs, parcels
A electric cargo bike would solve all you bulky transport requirements. Take the kids and dog to the park, deliver heavy parcels, shopping with quick efficiency.

18. Substitute for going to the gym
Although going by E-bike is not that exhausting compared to using  conventional bike, it still burns calories and through going by electric bike for longer distances, you may even not need to go to the gym anymore. So, if you hate the gym, the use of E-bikes may be a perfect alternative for you.

19. Quiet means of transport
Compared to vehicles that are operated with fossil fuels, E-bikes are also not that noisy. Especially in big cities where noise pollution is a big problem, the use of electric bikes on a large scale could greatly lower the noise level and therefore increase the quality of life for many people.

20. May motivate your kids to play outside more often
Even though your kids might not be too eager to drive around with conventional bikes, they may still love to use E-bikes since they are quite popular and are considered to be cooler. This may be a great way for your kids to exercise and to play outside instead of sitting in the house playing video games all day long.

21. Low maintenance costs compared to cars
E-bikes also require far less maintenance compared to motorbikes or conventional cars. By using E-bikes, you can not only save plenty of time but also money related to the maintenance of your vehicle.

22. E-bikes are family-friendly
Electric bikes are also a great way to get around with your family. Especially with young kids, you might have the problem that they may not be able to drive longer distances. However, by using electric bikes, even your small kids may be able to make it over many miles. Thus, electric bikes are a great tool to overcome physical power restrictions and to spend a nice day with your family outside in nature.



1. High initial purchase cost
One problem with electric bikes is that they are usually quite expensive. Compared to conventional bicycles, they often are twice or even multiple times as expensive. However, compared to motorbikes, they are still more affordable and maintenance costs are lower, which may make electric bikes still a valid alternative also from an economic perspective.

2. Repairs/maintenance more comples v conventional bikes
Compared to conventional bikes, repairs for electric bikes are usually more complicated and more costly. Especially if you want to fix issues related to your E-bike, you need advanced technical knowledge and most of us do not have
this kind of experience. Thus, in case your electric bike needs to be fixed, this can imply serious trouble and you might also have difficulties finding a mechanic who had the knowledge to fix your bike properly.

3. High security problem
Since electric bikes are quite costly, the risk that your bike will be stolen over time might also be higher compared to conventional bikes. Thus, you should always make sure to buy a proper locks (The best security is the use of two locks) in order to minimize the chances that your bike gets stolen.See the blog on security.

4. Heavy weight
Electric bikes are also much heavier on average compared to normal bicycles. This may pose difficulties for people with physical health issues or older people since they might not be able to operate those bikes properly. Even though E-bike models have become lighter over time, heavy versions could cause serious problems for certain groups of people.

5. Insurance issues
There might also be some insurance issues related to electric bikes. Since they are rather new and have only become popular over the past decade, chances are that there might be plenty of uncertainty regarding insurance issues and there might also be some lawsuits regarding the question of fault related to accidents with electric bikes. make sure that you are covered by your insurance before getting an E-bike in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

6. Length of battery functionality
Almost every battery becomes weaker over time. This is also true for the battery of electric bikes. Therefore, the distance that you are able to drive with your electric bike might get significantly lower over time. Especially if you consistently want to drive many miles, this might really hurt you in the long run.

7. Length of charging time
Compared to fueling your car, recharging electric bikes takes much longer. For some models, it can even take many hours to fully charge your bike battery. Therefore, especially if do not want to spend such a long time for charging and also do not have a charging station at home, electric bikes may not be a suitable alternative for you.

8. Capped distance due to battery rating
Even though many new models make up to 50 miles before they need recharging, there are also some models for which the battery only
lasts for rather short distances. Thus, if you plan to go for long distances on a regular basis, you should inform yourself first if this is realistic and choose a model according to that.

9. Replacement battery costs
Another issue with E-bikes is that the replacement of batteries can be quite expensive. Sooner or later, you might have to replace your battery since it will get weaker over time. Hence, you should factor in the price of a new E-bike.

10. High depreciation
E-bikes also lose plenty of value in the first years. Thus, if you plan to resell your E-bike at some point in time, you should take into account that you might lose plenty of money compared to your initial purchase price. Therefore, buying a used E-bike instead might be better from an economic perspective since you can even profit from the high depreciation.

11. Insufficient bike lanes in cities
Even though this is not an issue that is specific to E-bikes but also true for conventional bikes, the lack of bike lanes is still a big problem in many big cities. Thus, before you buy an E-bike, make sure that there are sufficient bike lanes in your city. Otherwise, using your electric bike will not be too much fun.


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