Fully Charged Insights
Future transport is here
In the language of legislation, the best travel option is a micro-mobility solution. To you and me, it's a bike and you're advised to start riding.
Words By Tristan, Fully Charged Silverstone
COVID-19 has changed many things for many people, not least our attitude to exercise and personal transport.
Before, standing on an overcrowded bus, face-to-face with a stranger, may have made us a little uncomfortable - now it’s potentially life-threatening. Car shares aren’t being encouraged and trains haven’t been the best option in busy periods for years.
So what’s the answer?
In the language of legislation, the best travel option is a micro-mobility solution. To you and me, it's a bike.
Governments across the world are recommending commuters keep their distance from other people, while also restricting cars in city centres. Riding a standard bike will get you to work (or the shops, leisure destination, outdoor meeting…) while burning some calories, but if you don't want to sit in your own sweat all day and can’t easily change, it’s not the best option.
Enter the eBike;
...the single best personal transport solution today.
eBikes have so many advantages over other new transport ideas that the argument for them is hard to beat. Let’s have a look at the facts:
eBikes are legal for everyone over 14 years of age.
eBikes don't attract road taxes.
eBikes can be ridden through parks, on taxi/bus lanes and don't need paid parking.
You can vary your route to take in different terrain every day – try doing that in a car.
eBikes come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. You can carry yourself, shopping, the kids, almost anything depending on the bike you choose.
Technology has hit a high point. The range, power and assistance an eBike will deliver has never been better.
The UK and EU impose a 15.5mph/25kmph assisted limit on eBikes. This makes your travel range a realistic 15 miles in an hour, before you have to put in too much of your own effort. In most towns and cities, 15 miles easily extends beyond the travel bands for trains and buses, offering attractive cost savings.
You still burn calories! You’ll still get fitter and feel healthier.
COVID-19 is an ongoing challenge. eBikes provide the distancing you need, and riding in the open air will always be more pleasant than crowded public transport.
Well, we would say that, wouldn’t we?
After all, we sell eBikes. The truth is that Fully Charged has been selling eBikes since 2014, before any pandemic was on the horizon. We have always believed that this fast and healthy form of transport will form a major part of the UK’s ongoing personal transport solution.
The difference is, now it’s not just us. The Government is encouraging you to cycle, and with workplace mobility incentives and interest-free credit, buying your dream bike is easier than it has ever been.
So why wait? Book a ride at our test-ride centre in Silverstone and find out how great eBikes are for yourself. Click here to book now.