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Can electric bikes replace cars? We think so!

With traffic increasing and air quality decreasing across cities worldwide, many transportation experts are saying that electric bikes (along with electric cars, light rail trains and more pedestrian friendly cities) could become a primary driver of cleaner air, fitter aging populations and reduced greenhouse emissions. 

Many people still believe that they shouldn’t ride an electric bike while they are still healthy and strong enough to ride a traditional bicycle - despite only using it once or twice a month. The thing with electric bikes is, once you ride one and see how much fun it is, you’ll ride it everywhere – and all those short trips you used to take in the car, are now taken by e-bike - helping the environment and your health, along with your hip pocket.

There’s also a growing number of the population that do not have a great level of fitness or are battling injuries and therefore a traditional bike isn’t an option. 
Electric bikes have solved the mobility problem for millions of people around the world – and are just beginning to grow in numbers here in Australia. 

In China alone, more than 100 million e-bikes have been sold over the past decade, accounting for "the single largest adoption of alternative fuel vehicles in history" said Christopher Cherry, a University of Tennessee engineering professor and leading scholar on e-bikes. 
How can you help your air quality? Ride an electric bike!
E-bikes are more climate friendly than other modes of transport – such as petrol or diesel powered cars and buses, and even electric vehicles – and they are light and inexpensive in comparison as well. 
Many studies show that carbon dioxide emissions for an electric bike are about 1/10 of what is emitted by a conventional electric car – even when factoring in the electricity source needed to power the car’s larger batteries. 

Think about this: in 2011 the European Cyclists’ Federation found that when comparing electric bikes to cars, the bikes emitted just 8.1% per passenger, per kilometre, of CO2 that a car does. And that can really make a measurable impact on the environment. And a study from Transportation Alternatives in the US found that if 10% of New York City commuters biked to work just once a week instead of driving or taking public transport, they could cut back on 120 million pounds of CO2 emissions per year—the same amount of CO2 released by 25,000 New York homes per year. 
In the US, e-bikes have captured a niche of the larger bicycle industry, and that percentage is growing every year. When petrol prices have increased in the US, e-bike sales also increase. 

Electric bikes in Australia are growing in popularity
Many cities - Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth among others and their populations are seeking more convenient ways to get around the city streets and to avoid the costs (and hassles) of parking or toll roads. 


More Savings
In Australia, riding an e-bike doesn’t require a special license, registration, or insurance. So you can see that investment and operating costs are almost nothing compared to a car…and Dyson e-bike prices start at just $1899. Compared to tolls, petrol, car registration and insurance, parking fees, and tickets, you’ll come out on top every time. 


One of our customers wrote: “My Hard Tail has paid for itself with zero tram fares, parking, petrol, traffic fines, parking, wear and tear on my car etc...and I save a heap of travel time and feel so superior passing 100’s of traffic jammed cars on my trips into the city.”

Can electric bikes replace cars? We think so!

Tired of sitting in traffic jams and decreasing air quality? Well, riding an electric bike to run errands, get the kids to school, to work or the station - could just be the solution. In many cities worldwide, many transportation experts are saying that electric bikes (along with electric cars, light rail trains and more pedestrian friendly cities) could become a primary driver of cleaner air, fitter aging populations and reduced greenhouse emissions. Read on for more details.

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Deepdive into the BESV TR-1 AM eMTB

Deepdive into the BESV TR-1 AM eMTB

Dyson Bikes are the distributors for BESV's electric mountain bike - the TR-1AM. Our blog this month takes a deepdive into what makes it stand out...is it the German made Borse motor with the best power-to-weight ratio and super quiet operation? Or is it because it's built to the strictest automotive standards and has an insane 90Nm of maximum torque?  And then there's the simple three level power assist display which is fast and easy to operate and, depending on the assist level, the BESV TRB1 AM can cover up to 200km on a single charge – it’s a pretty deep tank.

 

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How to choose the right Dyson e-Bike for you?

How to choose the right Dyson e-Bike for you?

When you’re buying a new car - you probably shop around, test drive a couple of models - and make sure you feel comfortable in the driver’s seat. We recommend you do the same when shopping for e-Bikes as the range and variety can be bewildering and you want to make sure you get the right bike for you and your needs. Let’s take a look at the things you’ll need to consider before departing with your hard-earned cash!

First things first – what are you going to use the bike for? 
This might seem obvious, but careful consideration at this stage will set you on the right path.

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Dealer Spotlight - Bikemore in Perth, WA

Dealer Spotlight - Bikemore in Perth, WA

Our latest dealer spotlight is on Bikemore in Perth. Garry and his business partner came from strong retail backgrounds before branching into electric bikes and have now been operating Scootamore/ Bikemore for around 8 years.What made you want to open an electric bike store? We realised the opportunity ahead was very encouraging for electric bikes - [...]

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What are the health benefits of riding an e-bike?

What are the health benefits of riding an e-bike?

It’s well known that people who exercise are far less likely to get sick than those who don’t. The risks of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and depression (among others!) are reduced dramatically…and yet, the majority of the population does not exercise.The reasons are valid: we are tired, busier than ever and, unfortunately, most of us aren’t that fit [...]

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All new 26-inch folding electric bike

All new 26-inch folding electric bike

We've just enjoyed a quick break for Christmas and are back into it ready for an even bigger year in 2016!And we are pleased to announce the release of an all new folding 26-inch electric bike to the Dyson Bikes range of quality electric bikes.The 2016 model e-bike has improved features, making one of our [...]

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Want to learn more about Electric vehicles?

Come along to Glen Eira Town Hall (Melbourne South Eastern Suburbs) on Tuesday 1st December at 7pm to learn all about electric vehicles. We'll have a few of our electric bikes there and would love to see you!At this free community presentation on Tuesday 1 December, Alternative Technology Association’s Doug Rolfe will talk about:how electric [...]

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Gizmag review

Gizmag review

Thanks to Nick at gizmag.com for taking one of our Hard Tails for an extended two week trial.Nick found the bike performed really well, I quote "...the well-polished bike perfectly demonstrated the benefits of a little electrical assistance while whizzing around city streets."Take a look at the full review.

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Dyson Bikes is on the air.

Dyson Bikes is on the air.

We recently had the chance to talk all things 'e-bike' with Niels and Michael on the Beyond Zero Emissions radio show on 3CR based in Melbourne.You can find the link to the podcast here.Who is Beyond Zero Emissions?Beyond Zero Emissions Inc. is a not-for-profit research and education organisation known for its work designing and implementing a zero emissions [...]

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