During this ongoing pandemic, bicycle sales have shot up even more. Buying bicycles are not only restricted to kids now, but even adults who have been in a lockdown-like situation for the past year are now looking to pick up a healthy habit in the form of cycling. Electric bicycles are trending in the market even more so for these reasons.
Benefits of an electric bicycle
E-bikes have a lot of advantages like being reasonable, convenient, environment friendly and light on the pocket, and less maintenance. Some e-bikes have portable batteries and can be easily carried.
The Hero Lectro range offers various options like C6 700c, C3, C5i, etc. They have four ride modes: throttle (twist and go), pedelec (pedaling assisted by an electric motor), cruise (6 km/h), and pedal. The price range starts from Rs 24,999. The bikes have a 100kg load capacity and can offer a speed range of up to 25km/h.
Nexzu Mobility Roadlark
Launched in April this year, the main features of Roadlark are: ‘dual battery system’, removable battery, disc brakes at both ends. The primary battery is 8.7Ah and lightweight, whereas the secondary is a 5.2 Ah in-frame battery which can be charged using a domestic socket. The new Roadlark claims to cover75-km range in throttle mode and a 100-km riding range in pedelec mode. The e-bike speeds up to 25 km/h and is priced at Rs 42,000.
Qubit Foldable E-Bike
Qubit e-bikes range consists of e-bikes that can be foldable and easily put back together in only 3 steps. The X1 does a top speed of 25 km/h and 30 km (pas) range and weighs 15.5 kg, including the battery pack whereas the X2 weighs 18.5 kg (including battery) has a longer range of 35 km with a top speed of 25 km/h. The bikes come with five modes – pedal, walk, cruise, throttle, and pas.
AlphaVector’s Meraki by Ninety One
The Meraki, powered by a 250 watt, IP 65 (waterproof ) BLDC motor that has a top speed of 25 km/h.It is priced at Rs.29,999. The lithium-ion battery with 6.36AH lasts 750 cycles of charging. It can go up to 35 km at a single charge. It comes with four ride modes – Pedal Assist, Throttle, Pedal, and Cruise.
India’s first-ever electric bicycle, priced at Rs 27,000, has a lithium battery and can run up to 25 km in a full single charge. The e-cycle is available in 3 variants – Regular, Premium, and Luxury. While the Premium and Regular variants offer a 25 km range in throttle mode and 40+ km range in Padlec mode, the Luxury variant comes with a 35+ km range in throttle mode and 50+ km range in Padlec mode. All three variants have a load capacity of 120 km.