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Join the eBike revolution! eBike FAQs
We often get asked whether eBikes are really as good as we make them sound: so we thought we’d answer a few of your questions right here. Hopefully, you’ll come away realising why we are so excited by these electric bikes – here are your top eBike FAQs.
Are eBikes expensive?
On average, you can expect to pay around $2,500 to $4,500 for your eBike. Whether you consider this expensive or not depends on your view of things: a top notch racing road bike could set you back over $5,000, while a 2-year gym membership can be almost $2,000. The average commuter could spend up to $200 (or more!) on petrol a week just getting to work, while train tickets and bus fares can add up quickly too. So: yes, eBikes are a significant purchase, but no; we don’t think they’re expensive in relation to the savings they can make for you!
How long will a single eBike charge last for?
Your eBike charge can last for up to 70kms, sometimes more depending on the particular bike.
Other factors can effect battery efficiency – terrain, weather conditions, weight of rider, etc.
How long does it take to fully charge an eBike?
A full charge can take between 6-9 hours, depending on the size of the battery.
How fast can my eBike go?
Most eBikes can travel at a top motor speed of 30km/h.
Can I charge my eBike using a normal house power point?
Yes, your eBike charges using a standard 3-pin socket, and can easily be fully charged overnight.
Do I need a licence to ride my eBike on the road?
No, an eBike is considered a non-powered vehicle by NZTA standards, so you are perfectly fine to ride without a licence.
Can I travel with my eBike?
Yes! Well, within reason – eBikes are ideal for taking along on your motorhome adventures, especially folding eBikes which are designed to be lightweight and to fit into small spaces. Using an eBike to explore a new city or town is a great way to get around.
What happens if my eBike needs maintenance?
If you have any problems at all with your eBike, simply bring it back in to us here at eBikes Wanganui, and we’ll fix you right up. Your eBike comes with a standard 1-year warranty on parts, 2 years on the motor and battery, and 5 years on the frame.