There are many advantages to buying an Electric Power Assisted Cycle (EPAC) from AXcess Electric Bikes: it’s not solely about cycling without the hard work!
EPAC travel is fast: especially in cities. While cars can average a higher speed, traffic during rush hour generally prevents this from happening. With an EPAC, you can maintain higher average speeds than on a normal bicycle while still being granted access to cycle paths and cycle lanes, making your journey quicker.
If your journeys involve hills, then an EPAC will make lighter work of these than a standard bicycle. The electricity powering the bicycle will enable you to complete hills of a higher gradient than possible on a non-powered bike, with a greater average speed and less effort involved.
You’ll also find an EPAC safer than a normal bicycle, with the power assistance allowing you to accelerate faster from traffic lights and junctions, reducing your risk of collision.
An EPAC is far more fuel-efficient than other powered modes of transport too, ensuring that you’re doing your bit for the environment! Typical fuel consumption for an electric bike is just 8-16 watt-hours per mile, which is approximately one-tenth as much as a small motorcycle. While this is higher than a standard bicycle, of course, it’s far more energy-efficient – and therefore, more cost-effective – than purchasing a moped or motorbike, with running costs even coming out lower than taking the train or a bus.
If you decide to use a moped or motorbike as your preferred mode of transport, you will incur extra costs through your insurance, MOT and tax – and you’ll need to have a licence too. This is not the case with an EPAC, which the law classes as a bicycle. There is no need for tax, insurance, MOTs or a licence, meaning that use of an EPAC will not affect your driving licence as long as it is lawful.
Finally, if you’re looking for a mode of transport for commuting, an EPAC is, without a doubt, a great choice. Not only will you be able to take advantage of cycle paths and cycle lanes, but it’s a great way to travel to work while burning calories…but without the issue of turning up at your workplace looking sweaty and sticky. With a greater speed and a higher level of air flow than when using a standard bicycle, you’ll find that sweat evaporates instantly, saving you the need for a shower on arrival!
AXcess Electric Bikes are pleased to offer a wide range of Electric Bikes available to purchase online or in-store. For more information on our electric bikes and to view our full range click here.