It is already well-known that India is a giant country with a bit more than a billion citizens. Walking from spot A to spot B could take you a few hours. Because of that, people in India are looking for alternatives. Not everyone can afford to buy a new car or a new motorbike. These two things can cost you a fortune. So, what could be the best alternative? Logically – an electric bicycle.
Well, the “traditional” bicycles are also good alternatives. Riding that type of bike is one healthy habit. Still, not everyone has the strength to drive it every single day for a longer distance. Besides, we are sometimes in a hurry, so riding a traditional bicycle will also take a lot of our time.
With an electric bicycle, you won’t have that sort of problem. It saves your time which is the biggest advantage. This is especially important for places like India where you need to cross a long distance daily.
However, not every electric product is going to satisfy you. That is the reason why we want to highlight the best electric bicycles in India in 2019.
1. Swagtron Swagcycle Envy
Well, people will truly envy you if you get this model. It has some powerful features that will ensure you a comfortable and safe ride.
This is actually a folded type of electric bicycles. You can carry it easily because of the low weight. Believe it or not, it has only 19 kilograms. Because of that, we do not suggest it to people that have a bit more kilograms. The model can take a load of 120 kilograms, but even then it will be hard to handle it.
It has a strong battery. Drivers will be able to reach up to 14 kilometers with this bike. The charging time is also low. You will need to split 4 hours to completely charge the vehicle.
If your legs start to hurt you, do not worry. There is a two-foot rest near the front wheel. Besides that, this model is equipped with an LED light in the front and a bell.
2. Elektron Hybrid Bicycle m368
People that are familiar with electric bicycles know that Elektron is one of the most popular electric bicycle companies. They started to sell the first electric bicycle 3 years ago. Since then, the popularity of this item started to grow in India. They are some sort of trendsetters. That’s why we can’t finish this list without at least one of their models. M368 is one of them.
The weight of the item is only 21.5 kilograms. It is made of lightweight 6061 Aluminum alloy. This sort of material makes the item strong, but still easy.
People are usually looking for items that will ensure their balance and safety. Well, the battery of this bicycle is placed inside the frame of the bicycle. That will ensure that your bicycle is balanced and easy to ride. Besides that, the location of the battery ensures that the battery is safe from any type of damage and no one will be able to steal it from you.
We are not here to promote any of the bikes from the list. Yet, we need to give you one piece of advice. Always check if the back and front tires are equipped with disc brakes. M368 has disc brakes on both wheels which is a “must-have” thing for any electric bicycle.
Let’s now skip to the technical side. This model comes with 250 Watt motor with 35 NM torque. This motor will ensure the speed of 25 kilometers per hour. That speed will ensure that you do not be late for work.
The battery is also strong. It uses a 281 Watt-hours batter developed by LG. The features of the battery are 36 V / 7.8 AH. Many different factors influence on battery life. On average, you can ride this electric bicycle for about 50 kilometers. Yet, this is not a precise piece of information. First of all, the battery life depends a lot on your weight. The range of the bike will be better for fit people. The second thing that will influence on the battery is the type of road. Logically, if you drive on hilly terrains, your battery will last shorter. Finally, battery life depends on riding conditions like traffic, how fast you drive, etc. If the city is crowded, your battery will consume more.
Still, there is a way that could help you to increase the durability of the battery. This electric bicycle has a so-called Pedal-Assist mode. There are three different modes
- Low-Assist Mode
- Medium-Assist Mode
- High-Assist Mode
It basically means that the driver cycles the bike and the electric motor assists you. In this mode, the range of the item can go up to 100 kilometers. This especially counts if you use the first mode from our list.
Anyway, the charging time is not so long. It will take you between 4 and 5 hours to fully recharge the battery.
3. Being Human BH27
This company has only 2 models of e-cycles. We decided to analyze BH27 because it seems like a better choice.
It is important to say that this item has two different modes – throttle mode and pedal assist. The model has 5 Pedal Assist Modes (better than the previous one). This ensures that your battery works for a lot longer time. It comes with the throttle on the right side of the handlebar. With only one twist you can reach up to 30kmph on a straight road. On hilly places, the maximum speed that this model can reach is 15 kilometers per hour. It is important to say that the capacity of BH27 is 65kg of weight.
Every piece of information that you want to see is on the LCD display on the left side of the handlebar. It shows everything, from speed count to battery life. Here you can pick which mode you want to use. There are three buttons. The top button has a “+” sign and the lowest one has “-“. With these buttons, you are adjusting the level of pedal-assist on the cycle. The middle one serves for switching and turning on the LCD.
These three models are our top picks on the Indian market. Our intention is not to promote them, so you can always do your research. Always check if the electric bicycle you want to buy has disc brakes on both wheels. That will guarantee your safety.