|How does it compare to an e-bike ?|
The e-bike is driven by the power of an electric motor and its source of energy is a battery that you would charge overnight.
A battery would typically be enough for 20 miles per day under ideal conditions, very often it is limited to 12-15 miles in city riding conditions with frequent stop & go riding and acceleration.
We appreciate e-bikes (there is an e-Solex model by the way) and we would recommend purchasing an e-bike for all riders who would not require more than 15-20 miles in a day (or, double that range, with two batteries, but the bike becomes heavier and the added battery costs hundreds of dollars). The battery life cycle would be adversely affected by stop and go traffic, cold weather and for some batteries also by partial recharging.
Other important factors to consider with e-bikes are:
For the more serious commuters, we would recommend the VeloSolex with a clean burning thermal engine. This vehicle offers a practically unlimited range, with the possibility of refueling in a few minutes.
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