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Electric bikes are a great way to get around. They’re easy to ride, quiet and can help you reach your destination faster than if you were on foot or sometimes even by car. They’re also environmentally friendly and don’t require any special license or registration in most places.

Their biggest drawback is that they’re still generally more expensive than regular bikes, but with the right model you can end up saving money on gas and maintenance costs over time.

What are electric bikes?

Electric bikes are a growing trend in transportation. They provide much of the same benefits as traditional bikes, but with added versatility and speed. Electric bikes can be used for commuting to work, running errands around town, or going out on long rides on the weekend.

Electric bikes are similar to regular bicycles, but they feature an electric motor that helps you pedal when you need extra power or help going up hills. The motor is powered by a battery which can be charged via an outlet or solar panels mounted on your bike’s frame.

Electric bike motors have different levels of power depending on how much assistance they give and how fast they allow you to go.

The Croatian company, founded in 2008, develops and produces electric bicycles, applying AI, data gathering and augmented reality to its products.
The electric bike of Croatian manufacturer Greyp

Electric Bike Models

E-bikes are classified by their power, speed, weight, range and price.

Here is what you need to know about these specifications :

  • Power refers to the maximum wattage that the motor can provide


  • Speed is the top speed at which the bike can travel at. Some models allow you to select from multiple speeds.


  • Weight is determined by the total weight of both the bike and its rider combined (rider + bike). It’s important to consider this when comparing different models because heavier bikes will be harder for you to maneuver around than lighter ones.


  • Range refers to how far your cycle can take you on a single charge of its battery pack before needing a recharge – or even if it has one in place at all!

If you plan on using your eBike primarily within city limits then this won’t matter much, but if they’re going to be used extensively throughout forests or mountains, then knowing how far they go on one charge will become very important indeed!

Benefits of Electric Bikes

Electric bikes are more efficient and powerful than regular bikes, which means you can get to work or school faster. You’ll also be able to ride for longer distances without becoming tired or fatigued. Many people who use electric bicycles say that they feel less tired after riding their electric bike than they do after riding a regular one.

Electric bikes are also more comfortable due to their suspensions and shock absorbers, as well as the ability for riders to adjust seat height and handlebar position.

This makes it possible for many people who cannot ride traditional bicycles comfortably because of physical limitations such as bad knees or back problems – or simply because they haven’t ridden a bike since childhood – to enjoy the benefits of exercise while remaining comfortable on the bicycle itself!

Electric Bike vs. Regular Bike

If you’re thinking about getting an electric bike, you may be wondering whether or not they are better than regular bikes.

Here are some of the key differences in how they work:

  • Electric bikes are more efficient than regular bikes because they have motors that help you pedal around town. They also don’t require much effort from your legs as the motor does most of the work for you!


  • Electric bikes are more comfortable than regular ones because there aren’t any gears involved in riding them (electric bikes have motors instead). This means that when going uphill or downhill, it’s much easier for your body to stay upright and stable since there isn’t any shifting required.

Why are we writing about electric bikes?

At The Recursive we’re all about innovative solutions and new technologies, especially when they’re developed in Central and Eastern Europe. We cover the news around companies involved in the production and distribution of e-bikes.

Great examples include Econic One – a Bulgarian e-mobility company that specializes in the design and production of smart electric bicycles as well as the electric bikes Skroutz is selling in Greece.


Who are the authors covering electric bikes?

Our journalists, who’re into the topic of sustainability, transportation, and of course, e-bikes, are Elena Ivanova and Antoanela Ionita.

What materials are written most often?

Electric bikes news as well as analysis on global and regional trends in the ebike industry.

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