Are you ready to change to an Electric Motorbike for your daily commute?
"electric motorbikes are generally more cost-effective to operate compared to their gasoline counterparts"
There are several reasons why you should consider an electric motorbike for your commute. To help you understand what these benefits are, we've consolidated a list below.
Environmental benefits: Electric motorbikes produce zero tailpipe emissions, which means they don't contribute to air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. By choosing an electric motorbike, you can help reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner environment
Cost savings: Electric motorbikes are generally more cost-effective to operate compared to their gasoline counterparts. The cost of electricity is typically lower than gasoline, so you can save money on fuel costs. Generally electricity costs between 1p and 2p per mile, plus no road tax to pay either. Additionally, electric motorbikes require less maintenance since they have fewer moving parts and don't need oil changes or complex engine maintenance. Consider getting rid of a second car to move to an electric motorbike, this is where you will see the biggest savings!
Energy efficiency: Electric motorbikes are highly energy efficient. They can convert a higher percentage of the energy from the battery into actual movement compared to internal combustion engines, which waste a significant amount of energy as heat. This efficiency translates into longer riding ranges for electric motorbikes, allowing you to travel greater distances on a single charge. Generally a commuter style electric motorbike, scooter or moped will travel between 20 and 60 miles depending on battery size and riding conditions. "there are restrictions, congestion charges or low emission zone charges for vehicles with internal combustion engines. Electric motorbikes are often exempt from these restrictions"
Removable batteries: Most electric motorbikes, scooters, and mopeds are designed with charging anywhere in mind to make it as easy as possible to recharge. This means the vast majority of 125cc and 50cc equivalent electric motorbikes have a removable battery so you can take the battery to a wall socket to recharge. This is also a benefit for those who live in terrace houses, or flats where the opportunity to charge at the vehicle itself isn't possible.
Quiet and smooth ride: Electric motorbikes operate much quieter than traditional motorcycles. The absence of a loud engine noise can contribute to a more peaceful and enjoyable riding experience. Electric motorbikes also provide instant torque, delivering smooth and responsive acceleration. "the technology behind electric motorbikes is constantly improving, leading to better battery performance, increased range, and shorter charging times"
Government incentives: Many governments and local authorities offer incentives and subsidies for electric vehicles, including electric motorbikes. These incentives can include tax credits, rebates, or reduced registration fees. Taking advantage of these incentives can further reduce the cost of purchasing an electric motorbike.
Access to restricted areas: In some cities, there are restrictions, congestion charges, or low emission zone charges for vehicles with internal combustion engines. Electric motorbikes are often exempt from these restrictions, allowing you to access certain areas or enjoy reduced congestion charges, leading to more convenient commuting.
Advancements in technology: The technology behind electric motorbikes is constantly improving, leading to better battery performance, increased range, and shorter charging times. As the charging infrastructure continues to expand, it becomes easier to find charging stations and plan longer trips with confidence.
With all the above being said, it's essential to consider factors such as your commuting distance, availability of charging infrastructure (including if your employer will allow you to charge removable batteries at work), and personal preferences when deciding whether an electric motorbike is suitable for your commute. Taking a test ride and researching different models can help you make an informed decision.
Get in contact with the team at J&M Electrobikes for the best advice and to arrange a demo ride. The best way to understand if it will work for you is to talk to the people who who the technology best!
*This blog was initially written by AI and then reviewed and amended where required to ensure the information is relevant, up to date, and accurate.