E-bike sales and use are rising at a rapid pace in WA - and for good reason!
Many people use e-bikes to be able to travel further and/or faster than riding a regular push bike.
Two thirds of all car trips are under 5km, so e-bikes offer a great alternative way to get around quickly, easily and cheaply while avoiding traffic jams and parking hassles.
E-bikes also present a great option for people who are getting back into fitness or have mobility, health or injury issues.
If you think an e-bike might be for you, below are some great resources to help you on your way.
The Joy of Riding: Understanding Women's use of E-Bikes
A world-first research project into the use of e-bikes by women was conducted in early 2023 by Murdoch University, in collaboration with WestCycle. The findings showed the main reason women ride e-bikes is because they love it and it brings them joy!
A small qualitative survey also conducted to compliment the study found that E-bikes are a great equaliser, closing the gender and age gap and offering a clean, efficient, safe and low-cost options to get around.
If you’re thinking about buying an electric bike we recommend taking a test ride, including riding uphill, to see how different bikes perform and will work for you.
Our handy E-Bike Buyers Guide will also help you with the terminology and thinking about the questions you may want to ask to help find the right bike for your needs.
You may have heard about fires caused by lithium-ion batteries from e-bikes. Yes, lithium batteries can catch fire, but it is extremely rare, you’re more likely to be hurt in a car accident!
But battery fires are possible, so our guide and videos provide practical tips on how to reduce the likelihood of fire caused by your e-bike battery.