The following is a guest post by Steven Lee a director of Electric Bike and Moped manufacturer Evolts. In his request for a guest post, he said, "We have been designing and building two-wheel vehicles for over 20 years, Including the GIGABYKE electric moped distributed throughout the USA since 2016." It is important that if you are considering this option to help you do your research. In my area, if I were to get one of these bikes, according to Provincial law, it is a Limited Speed Motorcycle and subject to the same rights and duties of a motor vehicle, such as obeying all traffic lights and control devices. Each jurisdiction is different so check your rules before you buy.
I am a big believer in serendipity, a friend of mine is having mobility issues and we were talking about different options and a few days later I received this request. I found it interesting, and I hope you do as well
What are the latest changes in mobility options?
Previously if you suffered from deteriorating health or restrictions due to hip or knee problems your mobility options could be limited to wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
When do you need to look at the options?
While options may be restricted when reaching the point where we cannot balance easily or are too frail needing assistance with everyday activities.
Many people in good health are only restricted by previous injuries or limited movement of their lower limbs expanding the choices.
How have to options changed?
Recently extra mobility options have become available due to the increased use of two-wheel mobility products.
The current choices are:
· Electric three or four-wheel Mobility Scooters:
· Electric Bikes:
· Electric moped-style Bike:
Traditional three or four-wheel Mobility Scooters.
Traditional electric mobility scooters are basically a chair on wheels to assist people with age-related physical problems or disabilities from knee or Hip problems.
In basic terms, it is a combination of a wheelchair and electric scooter. For people with severe difficulties, it can be a practical way to get around.
With increased availability, electric bikes are now being used as an alternative to electric mobility scooters. With more models available and the prices decreasing over the last few years.
They provide an alternative to riding a bike since you can equalize the exercise to meet your level of fitness or weather conditions such as wind.
You do need a level of fitness to be able to use the pedal system also many models still the issue with comfort, power and difficulty getting on and off.
These issues seem to hamper many people looking at this, as an alternative to the electric mobility scooter.
Electric Moped Bikes:
Like electric bikes, but the drive principal is different.
They are two-wheel, the electric bike principal is the motor assists the pedals, whereas the electric moped bike the pedalling assists the motor if necessary.
They are built with easier access, lower, wider seat, usually with full suspension and visibility options included. It is a cross between an Electric bike and a Moped, making it easier to ride.
No License or Registration is Required.
Earlier Scooter Mopeds were heavier and had license requirements. New smart electric moped bikes do not require license or registration in most states.
Why is a smart electric moped bike different?
Electric smart moped the Evolts O3 Seniors model, has switchable three-speed capabilities, allowing walking pace by motor or pedals 5-MPH, jogging pace 10-MPH and 20-MPH.
Easy to control when learning or relearning to ride a two-wheeler.
Comfortable with full suspension and wide comfortable seat. You can touch the ground easily so mounting and dismounting is easy.
The price is less than many mobility scooters and even electric bikes.
The best option for you.
When it comes to finding the best option for you, keep in mind each product’s suitability according to your health needs also, reliability, features, pricing, and overall quality.
At least be aware, there are additional options available.
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