Electric Commuter Bike
25 April 2014
It's got a 300 Watt mid drive motor and 600 Amphour Lithium battery. With a good tail wind and a strong roady to wheel-suck I can top out at 40 kph along the Old Hutt Road.
I've added some grunty front and rear lights too for safer winter riding.
The 16 km one-way trip now takes me 35 minutes. It uses 0.30 kWh to recharge it after after the one way trip = so it's costing me 8.67 cents (0.30 x 28.90 cents per kWh from my power company).
14 October 2014
The bike is going very well. I've done just over 4100 kms on it so far.