FAQ - also know as electric bike - ebike - elektrorad - pedelec
ARE ELECTRIC BIKES LEGAL IN AUSTRALIA ?
Yes absolutely. Our best electric mountain bike range all comply with the new European standard and regulations, which as adapted in Australia in May 2012. Electric bikes that meet these new standards are treated like normal bicycles in Australia, so NO requirement for licence or registration and only normal road rules apply in each State of Australia.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM POWER ALLOWED ?
The new maximum power is 250 watts and must meet European EN standard. The old 200 watts are still allowed on road. Electric bikes with more then 250 watts and not pedelec are illegal and must be registered for on road riding, like a motor bike.
HOW FAR CAN AN ELECTRIC BIKE TAKE ME ON A FULL CHARGE ?
The distance will depend on a number of factors such as rider weight, the number and gradient of hills, the capacity of the battery and the motor assist level you have selected. Our range of electric mountain bikes Australia, E-bikes conversion kits and batteries are chosen fro their high efficiency and capacity. We have tested all our electric bike range and for most riders will be able to travel at least 40 to 80 kilometers on a single full charge with limited pedaling. Also majority of our electric bike range have the options to upgrade to a higher battery capacity which can extend 80 to 100 kilometers with light pedaling.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECHARGE THE BATTERY ?
Our electric bike range and conversion kits only feature high quality and capacity batteries from brand such as Samsung, Panasonic and DLG. A full recharge usually takes 2 to 7 hours for most batteries.
WHAT IS THE LIFE SPAN ON THE BATTERY ?
The life of the electric bike battery will depend on few factors and key measures:
1. Is the depth of discharge, this means how much charge a battery will keep and retain its charge over its useful battery life.
2. Is the number of times it can be charged. At electric bikes superstore we only stock high quality battery with built in state of the art battery management system (BMS) that will protect your battery from over-discharging, overheating and short circuiting.
Remember your choice of battery is a critical component as it is the source of power for your electric bike. Cheap battery and cheap BMS from cheaper manufactures use unknown brands and do't always have these import features. Cheap battery can limit your long term enjoyment of your electric bikes and can end up costing you more in the long run.
ARE ELECTRIC BIKES SAFE ?
We have only selected quality electric bikes for our range that we test and re test for its safety features. Study has shown that riders of an electric bike are actually safer than a traditional bicycle as it could keep up with the traffic more easily and less likely to take the risks that traditional cyclists takes in order to keep up. The ability for electric bike riders to increase and decrease with minimum effort can encourage safer and more defensive riding.
ARE ELECTRIC BIKES COST EFFECTIVE ?
Yes, even though electric bikes are initially slightly more expensive than a normal bike, the long term and real cost benefits outweigh the cost when compare to other mode of transports. An electric bike can replace high cost fuel, public transport, parking, registration and insurance cost. So over a short period of time you can start saving money and enjoy the great outdoors more with your friends and family members.
WHAT KIND OF SERVICE DO I NEED FOR MY ELECTRIC BIKE ?
Our Earlth electric bike is like normal bicycle so you should have it regularly serviced depending on usage.
Electric components like the motor and battery should be serviced annually.