E-bikes:  The New Trend in Street Travel

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Now that the hoverboard-craze is finally over, it’s time to get to know an electronic ride that is currently revolutionizing the streets.  Bicycle commuting is nothing new but e-biking is just beginning to make a big impression in the world of public transportation.  According to The Verge, 2017 will be an important year for personal electric vehicles and Euro-Bike Show predicts that this year will be pretty exciting for electric bikes.

So what’s an E-bike?

Electric Bikes look exactly the same as ordinary bicycles, but with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion.  Riders still get to pedal therefore, it’s not similar to electric motorcycles.  There are many kinds of e-bikes available worldwide – different designs, motor capacity, pedal-power, battery, etc.

Now, let’s take a look at Amazon’s Top 5 Best Selling Electronic Bikes:

ANCHEER Power Plus Electronic Power Bike

  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon
  • Has a removable 36V, 8AH Ion Lithium Battery that can support up to 25-50kms
  • With front and rear disk brakes and 21-speed transmission system
  • Designed with an ergonomic hand bar, adjustable seat and anti-slip wear resistant tire
  • With lightweight and efficient design for easier travel
  • Maximum speed of 25km/h, Load capacity of 150kg


ANCHEER Power Plus Folding Electronic Power Bike

  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon
  • With 36V/8AH lithium battery that supports 25km/15.5 mile on E-Bike Mode to 50km/31 mile on Assisted Mode
  • With a mechanical front and rear disc-brake design
  • With 21-speed Shimano professional transmission system for perfect climbing ability
  • Its Foldable feature makes this e-bike ideal for traveling


Nakto 26” 250W Cargo-Electric Bicycle

  • Rated 4.9 out of 5 Stars on Amazon
  • With 36V 10Ah removable lithium battery pack
  • Speed can reach up to 25 mph & averages 22-24 mile
  • Charging time is 4-6 hours


SWAGTRON SwagCycle E-Bike Folding Electric Bicycle

  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon
  • With 36v and a 250-watt motor that charges in 2.5 hours
  • 15 MPH and 10 mile range
  • Foldable – easily fits in trunks of all sizes
  • With micro USB charging port for your devices
  • Eco-friendly, 100% electric and emission free


Firmstrong Chief Lady Beach Cruiser Bicycle

  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon
  • Has a classic curvy beach design with 19-inch durable steel frame and 26-inch aluminum wheels
  • Fits most women with a height between 5’ 4” – 6’ 4”
  • Equipped with three speed options: single-speed for casual riding, three-speed for long rides and climbing hills, and seven-speed that uses top-of-the-line Shimano internal gear shifting system for high intensity riding.
  • Comes in 7 fun colors including Baby Blue, Mint Green and Pink.

If you’re thinking of getting yourself or someone an e-bike, make sure to check with the law first to know what type or brand of e-bike meets your city’s regulations.

Click here to see the unofficial guide to the laws governing electric bicycles in the US as of 2016.