E-bikes Make the Perfect First Car for Grads

A Gift that Dads and Grand Dads Can Agree On - Electric Bicycles

May 27, 2014, 09:35 ET from ELV Motors

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Short of buying an exotic sports car, there are few gifts that both Dads and Grads would want. For far less money, electric bicycles now have a "cool" quotient that interests everyone from age 16 to 86. Yes...Grads, Dads and even Grand Dads want electric bikes.

For graduates, e-bikes are the perfect first car. The savings of annual auto insurance alone pays for the bike. When your grad is off to college, an electric bike is a great way to get around campus.

For Dads, an e-bike allows him to leave the car home on weekends and run errands on the bike. Trailers are made for carrying golf clubs. When not commuting or running errands, electric bikes are a great source of exercise and recreation.

Electric bicycles are the most affordable form of powered transportation with prices starting below $1,000 and the average ranging between $2,000 and $5,000.

Those not accustomed to buying quality bicycles from a bicycle store (and not a big-box store) should factor in e-bikes low cost-of-ownership:

  • the same maintenance as a regular bicycle
  • no license
  • no registration
  • no insurance
  • no parking fees
  • fuel-economy equivalent to more than 2000 miles per gallon

Electronic bicycles are made from high quality components with maintenance-free motors and state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries and electronics.

With electric bicycles, the rider can exercise as much as a regular bicycle, or ride 20 mph with little or no effort.  Add baskets, trunks, panniers, or trailers. Everything from computers, kids, and pets--up to 180 lbs. of supplies for the garden or a party can be hauled.

With over 200 models of electric bicycles in the US, the toughest choice is which model and manufacturer is best.

Factors to consider when selecting an electric bike:

How the bike will be used determines whether to select a folding, commuter, road, cruiser, or mountain bike. Next, factor in height, weight, distance to travel, and budget. With this information, any local electric bicycle store can assist with selecting the perfect bike for any Grad or Dad.

For more information contact:  Douglas Schwartz, Electric Bicycle Consultant, 800-257-1759 or visit www.elvmotors.com

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