Why Should You Go Electric?
With advances in electric motor efficiency as well as battery and charging technology, electric-scooters have seen an unprecedented rise in popularity around the world. They have not only become a viable alternate to traditional petrol powered units, but in many cases are becoming a superior alternative.
To help answer the question of “are electric motorbikes any good?” we have the following reasons in favour:
The first factor to become apparent when jumping on an electric scooter is the noise, or more, the lack of it, when compared with a usual petrol powered equivalent!
The electric motor is almost completely silent. In addition to this, you notice that the vibration associated with mopeds, in particular 2-strokes, is completely eradicated. This is acutely noticeable and makes them infinitely more comfortable and less tiring!
Whilst previously electric vehicles were in the shadow of their petrol elders when it came to performance, recently there has been a surge in electric-vehicle technology, driven by the rising cost of fuel and environmental concerns. We have seen vehicles from manufactures such as Tesla outperform Italian super-cars and a vast increase in efficiency and performance at all levels.
Instant torque and power. Electric motorcycles have fantastic power and are very fast. With 100% instant torque, you get a rapid acceleration that a fuel powered bike cannot match. The delivery of this torque is linear, which also means you won’t get the surge feeling you get with fuel-powered bikes. Some of you might miss this feeling, others, not so much.
We all know that electric vehicles are invariably more eco-friendly than traditional petrol powered ones, however, it’s not only our carbon footprint that benefits! The lack of exhaust fumes and odour make for fresh and pleasant riding, particularly when manoeuvring through traffic at low speeds or standing still.
By using electric instead of petrol or diesel motorcycles, we not only benefit ourselves. We also benefit the community as EV’s reduce our collective carbon footprint and reduces noise pollution, allowing you to ride your bike first thing in the morning without waking up the neighbourhood!
Even though there are fewer motorcycles on the road, they still produce 16% more smog than cars (according to CARB’s mobile source emissions inventory). This is because motorcycle engines are mostly unregulated. In fact, the last time there was an attempt to regulate motorbike engines was in 2008, when the recession hit. While cars, over the last 25 years, have been heavily regulated and so, have become much cleaner.
Of Course, the Cost!
Firstly, by removing the need for fuel, we dramatically reduce the cost of running!
Further to this, there are also significantly fewer additional running costs. Unlike petrol-powered mopeds, which need routine engine servicing, an electric motor doesn’t.
There is also no need to replace oil, ignition or clutch parts, with the only real additional costs on top of charging being for standard wear and tear items, such as tyres and brakes.
In addition to the fact that all our bikes & scooters are currently exempt from obtaining a Road Fund Licence (Road Tax) and the Congestion Charge.