Top 10 Benefits of an Electric Ride
If you are reading this, you probably already know what traditional bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and longboards are. You know that these classic sporting goods are used for a variety of things such as fitness, entertainment, transportation, sport, and hobbies. What might be news to you is just how technology is starting to be infused with these classic forms of transportation. The 21st century is changing the way we see, use, and adapt to personal transportation. Personal transport that traditionally could only be powered through applied force of the rider, can now be ridden in multiple ways. Technology has enabled the rider to decide how they want to ride, and how much effort they want to put into it. This is all due to the fantastic advancements constantly being made in batteries and electric motors. If you want to learn more about the fantastic benefits that this electric revolution is bringing along with it… keep reading!
1. Drive LESS, electric rides are environmentally friendly.
We all share the same planet. Only you can choose how much you reduce your carbon footprint. Everyone can start making an impact now by just leaving the car at home on the weekends at first and using an electric ride to run weekend errands and meet friends around town.
2. All electric rides are great for adults, the elderly, and teenagers.
A lot of people are always searching for “best adult electric scooter” or “best adult electric bicycle”. Well, we are here to tell you that all electric scooters, bicycles, skateboards and other items sold here at Watt Fleet can be enjoyed by all ages (teenagers should use these under adult supervision and should never ride without a helmet.).
3. You have options, take advantage of it.
Electric bicycles are the most common form of electric rides out there right now, but there are a lot of others available. There are electric scooters, electric skateboards, electric carving trikes, electric wheels, electric longboards and more all available in one store, Watt Fleet! Get something you are familiar with. If you currently love riding around on your skateboard then just get an electric skateboard. You don't have to get an electric bicycle if that's not something you enjoy riding.
4. Ride smarter not harder.
A lot of people are unfamiliar with how electric rides work. Some people think that if you buy an electric bicycle you will never get a workout in using it. I am here to tell you that is false. All the electric bicycles we sell have the option to not use the motor if you don’t want to. You also have options of different pedal assist levels available which give the rider a little extra push when pedaling, and almost all of the bikes on Watt Fleet even have full throttle options, enabling you to not pedal and just use the electric motor. Having options lets you change the way you ride according to what you are trying to accomplish.
5. Don’t let injuries stop you from enjoying the ride.
Maybe you have bad knees, or have trouble getting on and off a bicycle or have asthma or heart problems or hurt your wrist and you can’t put much weight on it. Well, there is an electric ride out there for all of that. The electric motor gives individuals that previously were unable to enjoy bicycling, skateboarding or scootering due to the excessive strain the opportunity to enjoy those activities again. While different frame designs such as step-through frames make it easy to get on and off a bicycle.
6. Make work commutes fun, don’t sweat it.
You live close to work but don’t want to ride a traditional bicycle, skateboard, or scooter in because you might arrive sweaty to your 8 am meeting. Well, now you don’t have to worry about that. Ride your new electric scooter into work and arrive with a smile on your face, extra money in your pocket, less stress from finding a parking spot and show off your new way to arrive into work. You can live over 15miles away from work and still make it on an electric scooter, skateboard or bike (depending on the brand and model) without dripping a sweat.
7. Get in shape and enjoy the process.
Some people think that getting an electric bike, scooter, or skateboard does not help you get in shape. We say that is false. Electric rides enable you to ride longer and farther than ever before. Making it possible for you to decide how you want to ride and how much energy you want to put into it. Maybe you want to use your electric ride to get to a pick-up basketball match and after that ride around with your team. Electric rides let you stay outside longer and keep your body moving, which in turn keeps your mind and body active and healthier.
8. Save Money, Money, Money.
Electric rides may seem like a big investment up front but in the long run, these rides will save you money. You get to save on gas, repairs, parking, and possible parking tickets. Best of all, depending on the capacity of the battery, it will usually take 400-500 watt-hours (0.4 - 0.7-kilowatt-hours) to charge the battery. Assuming a rate of $0.10/kWh, it will cost you 4-5 cents for a charge that will last you 22-40 miles (depending on brand and model). Wow!
9. It’s Fun!
The electric motor brings an additional level of enjoyment that cannot be experienced elsewhere. The feeling of fresh air, new memories, and joining others on rides that may have been too advanced without a little assistance ensures you don’t miss a beat.
10. Skip the hassle of public transportation.
Public transportation is great when it’s on time, there are available seats, and you get to where you need to go free of stress. Sadly, that is rarely the case. Most times it's late, packed with commuters, and stopping every block for others to hop on and hop off. Avoid the hassle and just use your electric ride to beat the bus or train to your desired location. Arrive early, avoid the crowds, be free of sweat, and enjoy the ride.
Now that you have learned the benefits of bringing an electric ride into your life, check out our great collection of electric bicycles, electric scooters, electric skateboards & more, all available here at Watt Fleet.