"In an exhaustive energy flow study, grid-charged batteries driving an electric motor can provide mechanical energy 10 times more effectively than a person eating a normal diet. If you're traveling on a personal basis between 5 to 30 miles per hour, an electric bicycle has the lowest price for both personal and environmental costs typically without increasing the amount of time needed to travel in cities"
It may seem like a given, but that's actually the main benefit. You can buy a powered electric bike that is well-built, reduces the slope and speeds up your speed, and removes the "groan" effect when the gradient is visible. If you put in a decent quantity of energy, you'll be able to climb hills that are 1/10 (10 percent) using an electric bike easily and conquer the maximum gradient of 1 in 7 (14 percent) or more. In the hills, it is simply amazing.
It's not too unlikely, isn't it? But the maths is compelling. Imagine a hill that is a steep and bustling road, with vehicles traveling at speeds of 30 mph. If you've previously climbed this hill with a speed of 6 mph but you are able to tackle the same hill at 12mph using bikes that are electric, you'll be able to see 33% fewer vehicles passing you at 18mph instead of 24mph. At least, we think it's true.
No matter what the numbers it's clear that an electric bike can help in keeping you safe from danger. The same concept applies to roads that cross the more quickly you accelerate, increasing the speed at which you are out of trouble. With no reason to speed up the hills so that you don't get tempted to go downhill at a brisk speed… Another important safety measure.
Perhaps a traditional bike will make you healthier? It all is contingent on how often – if you even use it. Study (b) has revealed an average of 46% of traditional bicycles are only used at least once or twice a week, and a further 30% use the bike at least once every fortnight, or less. In contrast, the recent survey of electric bike owners has revealed that one-third of people cycle every day at least, and 81% of them use their bicycle at least once per week (c).