EPAC : Electric Power Assisted Cycle

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!

Purchasing an EPAC

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.

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We called in to Access on impulse and we both road tested 2 bikes each. I bought one because it is quite simply the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. No stretch forward straining my upper back and neck. My bike is the Access Exmoor. No hard sell, and a knowledgeable team
Having reached the age of 71, I decided that having retired I would get myself a bike again, and after much thought and also a lot of time on the internet, I decided that an electric bike would suit me better, and also that a folding bike would be useful as I could go places with my bike in the car, without the hassle of removing a wheel each time, also living in a flat a folding bike in It's bag is a lot less obtrusive. While on the Internet I came across 'Axcess Electric Bikes' site, this was not only very helpful, but gave a very wide choice of bikes, both in style and price. I drove up to Honiton to have a look at them for real. On arrival I saw a second-hand bike outside which I really liked, but It was not a folding one and I had to remind myself that I had decided on a folding Bike. On going in The showroom I was greeted by a very friendly lady who as it turned out was very helpful and knowledgeable. There was no pressure to buy and was encouraged to take my time to look at the stock. I decided to buy a New Axcess Shetland and asked to take it with me. The Gent who was working on the bikes in the workshop area, said that he would check it over immediately, and he also demonstrated how it folded and fitted in the bag which I also purchased. I was allowed to take it out for a test ride before purchase. It is a lovely bike, as has a really firm feel to it, and ideal for what I want. Being a folding bike it has a step through frame which I find easier a feature that even my Sister likes. (Come to that she did not want me to take the bike away with me when I visited her.). I use it for shopping, going on photography outings, or just going for a ride. I am still amazed as to how effective the battery assist is. The ratings only go up to very good, but I would rate both the bike and the firm as excellent. Should I decide to buy another Bike in the future, I shall go straight to Axcess Elctric Bikes of Honiton. Since retiring from a very physical job I found my knees were getting stiff, cycling has cured that. Thank You
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