What transportation alternative should you choose electric bike or a car? Which one is better? Which one is more environmentally friendly? Which one is more convenient?
I think it all depends on your needs. Everyone is different, has different lifestyles and different needs. For example you obviously would not by e-bike for farming or heavy duty constriction needs. And you would not necessary need a car if you live just a couple of blocks away from work in a high traffic area.
Let compare the pros for each one and make an educated decision about our everyday transportation.
Electric bikes are very affordable. They can cost anywhere between US $700.00 and US $3500.00. Not only e-bikes are affordable to purchase but the maintenance is a piece of cake. First of all riders are not required to get insurance. Think about all of the money that could be saved. (some people can save up to $4,000/ year on insurance alone). As an extra bonus e-bike users are not required to have drivers license, which makes them perfect for young adults or teens.
Parts for your electric scooter could be purchase online and installed with very little or no knowledge of mechanics. There is no need for oil changes or tune-ups.
Because the motor is electric there is no need for fuel which saves users a lot of money. Especially if you take into account rising fuel prices. Not to mention the environmental benefits of zero-emission motor.
The convenience of e-bikes is undeniable. Never again will you have to be stuck in traffic as electric bikes are allowed in bicycle lane. Its compact size makes electric scooters easy to store and park. Imagine being able to park anywhere. They are easy and fun to operate.
Cars are very comfortable to drive. Drivers are always dry and warm (except when driving a convertible). Cars offer a lot of storage in a trunk as well as inside of the vehicle. Depending on the model and the make of a vehicle multiple passengers are able to travel simultaneously. Cars are lot safer than electric scooters.
Accidents are a lot less likely to be fatal. Cars are much faster than e-bikes and can travel longer distances.