An electric bike can be used just like a regular bike. You can choose to only use the engine’s help in eg uphill or downwind, or to let it help you all the time so you don’t have to step as hard and fast.
Legally, the electric bike is equated with regular bicycles and they are all allowed to run on cycle paths and most car roads, except on motorways.
The engine provides assistance up to a speed of 25 km / h. This does not mean that it is not possible to cycle faster than that. An electric bike lets you ride as fast as you can to pedal.
Here the same applies to ordinary bicycles. There is no requirement that you must wear a helmet when cycling, unless you are under the age of 15. However, think about safety and being a good role model for younger people. Of course, Wafabike recommends that you use a helmet when using your electric bike.
No. These requirements exist for electric motor class II, but none of it is required for an electric bike.
Electricity: To fully charge the battery, electricity is used for about SEK 1. For example, if the battery lasts for 4 miles, this corresponds to 25 öre per mile.
Battery replacement: The battery deteriorates over time and may need to be replaced approximately every three years. See the supplied printed manual for information on how to optimize battery life. You can buy a new battery here at wafabike.com.
Service: Costs about the same as for a regular bike.
Insurance: No extra insurance is required for an electric bike, but it is covered by the home insurance.
There are, among others, lithium ion (Li-Ion), Nickel-Metal Hybrid (NiMH) and Closed lead batteries (SLA). Of these, lithium ion is the absolute best and lasts longer, weighs less and can store the most energy. All Wafabikes have lithium-ion batteries. These batteries can withstand about 800-1,000 charges before it needs to be replaced.
The length of the battery depends on a number of factors, such as the type of battery, the weight of the bike, how to drive the bike, terrain, weather, etc. Of course, this also depends on the type of battery the bike has and the condition of the battery, which you can read more about under “What different types of batteries are there?”. Normally, a fully charged battery will last about 30-70 km.
No, basically not. The battery is charged marginally if you cycle faster than the engine itself can sustain. Thus, for example, downhill or if you walk a lot. There are some models of electric bikes that can charge the battery while braking. It is called regenerative brake. This is not available on Wafabike’s models at present.
Absolutely. All you need to do is plug in the charging cable into the battery and into an electrical outlet. At BADASS FAT RETRO CRUISER / R, however, the battery is mounted in a box sealed with screws, which makes it harder to remove the battery. However, it can be charged directly on the bike via a socket on the box.
Yes. Battery capacity is lower at low temperatures.
Depending on the type of battery, it can take between 2.5 and 8 hours.
Fatbike originated in Alaska and is an extra-wide tire bike. Most Wafabikes are fatbikes with 4 “tires.