Electric bikes have the potential to replace cars as the mainstream way of commuting – and it’s already happening in a number of European cities. Last year, electric bikes outsold electric cars in the US too, for the first time ever!
With their popularity increasing every day, many people often question if electric bikes can go as fast as cars. In case you’re wondering what is the fastest electric bike like and how much would it set you back for, just read on. We’ll discuss just that (and more)!
What is the Fastest Electric Bike?
Last year, the Delfast Top 3.0 electric bike broke all speed records with its insane 50mph (80km/h) top speed.
Forbes recognized this beast of an e-bike with a magnanimous 3kW motor as the world’s fastest electric bike. The Delfast Top 3.0 is a commercial product and has a tag of $6,500!
But keep in mind that it’s no longer the fastest electric bike. Many e-bikes have dethroned one another since then… and right now, the title is held by the Revolution XX from HI Power Cycles.
The Revolution XX is undoubtedly the most capable pedal machine ever made, It can hit a mind-boggling speed of 70mph (112km/h) – all thanks to a monstrous 5kW motor. However, this one would be difficult to get your hands on, as it costs $20,000 and is produced in limited numbers!
Are All Fast Electric Bikes So Costly?
Luckily, not all fast pedal machines cost you as much as an SUV and there are a number of places – such as FuturaRide – where you can buy capable electric bikes at a much affordable price.
For instance, have a look at the Aostirmotor S18. It’s a motorcycle-style (and motorcycle-grade) electric bike with a restricted top speed of 28mph (45km/h) and costs just $1,449. Or take the example of the Engwe EP-2 PRO. It has the same restricted top speed and costs just $1,049.
Both of these electric bikes have a nominal/ continuous power output of 750W and their motor peaks at more than 1kW to give you more capability that you’d probably even need!
And in case you’re wondering, the restriction on top speed is to comply with Class 3 regulation in the United States. If their top speed isn’t restricted, they can easily cruise at more than 35mph or can even hit 40mph.
Yes, it’s not the same speed as offered by the Delfast Top 3.0 or the Revolution XX – but you don’t have to spend your entire life savings to get one!
Also, don’t forget that even these high-powered bikes need to comply with the 28mph (45km/h) speed limit on public roads! And funnily enough, the Revolution XX could even ship as Class 2 compliant in some states, which means its top speed in such a case would be limited to just 20mph (32km/h)!!!
With this, we’ll sign off. Hope this short blog answered your question!
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