Snneha Lukaa
April 3, 2020 0 Comment

With increasing pollution levels and global warming, e-bikes have gained a huge market place in India. Many companies and start-ups in India are now coming up with e-bikes that are both affordable and efficient. If you too are thinking of buying an electric bike or a scooter ditching the conventional petrol or a diesel vehicle, then here are few things that you need to consider before buying an e-bike. 

Bike range: This is nothing but the distance the bike can travel on a full battery or on a single charge. For example, few e-bikes can travel a maximum range of 160km on a single charge at a speed of 80km/hr. Keeping the purpose of your travel in mind is important when selecting a bike. For shorter distance travel to work or to a marketing place, an e-bike having good km range and an ideal seating can be a good pick. Remember, higher the battery capacity, higher the range. Along with the mileage, also consider the time taken to charge the battery. 

Battery quality: Many e-bikes today are manufacturing bikes with lithium batteries that come with long lasting battery range. Quality of the batteries has a high impact on the performance of the bike. Lithium ion batteries take around 4-5 hours to get fully charged and are highly reliable in comparison to lead acid batteries. The cost of an e-bike may vary depending on the battery used. 

Purpose of the purchase: You may want to purchase the e-bike for different purposes: be it travelling long distance, commuting to work, visiting the market for making small purchases or even for carrying products. The reason for the purchase of a vehicle may vary from person to person. Many e-bikes come in the form of a bicycle that are easily foldable. 

Price of the vehicle: If you are under the impression that an environment friendly bike is an expensive one, then you are highly mistaken.  In India, you can purchase e-bike as low as Rs. 30,000- Rs. 90,000 depending on the brand, mileage, design and other features. If you are looking to buy an ebike, then you can opt to get a loan from Credit Fair at easy EMIs for a tenure of 6 months-24 months.  Additionally, a lot of cost can be saved on using electric vehicles in comparison to petrol and diesel vehicles. 

Storage space: No matter for what reason you are purchasing the e-bike for, always check on its storage space. Check if the space is enough for you to carry your daily essentials. If you are a college student or an office going person, then the space should be enough for you to keep your bag along with your laptop and other daily items. You are likely to have an uncomfortable riding experience if the bike does not have enough space. 

Design and structure: A good e-bike is the one which is the one which has a good design and structure and is light in weight. Also, it is always a good idea to take a test drive to check if you are comfortable riding the bike without it causing any inconvenience. 

After sales service: When purchasing the e-bike, also consider the after sales service provided. Read customer reviews about the brand on social media channels, google reviews and other platforms to get a better understanding. 


E-bikes are the next big thing in the Indian market. There are many new ventures in India like Techo Electra offering you a range of bike’s that are an electric revolution of style, comfort and quality to take on the Indian roads.