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According to data from the World Economic Forum (WEF), more than 2 billion bikes are currently being actively ridden around the world. And per the WEF, that number is expected to rise to around 5 billion bikes by the year 2050. Between then and now, it's a good bet that many of the bikes that are purchased and ridden will be electric bikes.
The electric bike, or e-bike, market is currently valued at around $27 billion - and it's expected to increase up to about $54.5 billion by the year 2027 and then increase up to $118 billion by 2030. That's a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of between 10.5 and 12.25 percent over this span, which is significant.
One of the reasons that electric bikes have become so popular is that they still allow riders to get exercise while pedaling - they're just designed to offer a little bit of help and convenience while they're doing it. Another reason is that e-bikes are becoming increasingly available in a great range of formats. Gone are the days of the e-bike cruiser and here are the days of the mountain e-bike, commuter e-bike and, yes, even the electric tricycle, or e-trike.
In this post, we'll talk more about the e-trike and why it's such an ideal purchase for adults over the age of 60. Read on to learn more about e-trikes.
E-Trikes: An Overview
As the name implies, electric tricycles are three-wheel bikes - most commonly with a design that consists of a single front wheel and two rear wheels. In this section, we'll get into the bevy of benefits that e-trikes offer, especially for people over the age of 60. We'll also discuss key uses and what people should look for when weighing what type of electric tricycle to purchase.
As we alluded to earlier in this section, e-trikes have a variety of benefits - especially for older people and/or people with mobility issues. Here's a look at the range of benefits you can realize when purchasing an electric tricycle:
As we said above, e-trikes are great for a number of uses. They're ideal for simply cruising the neighborhood or nearby park to get some fresh air and exercise on a nice day. But their versatility and accessories also open these types of bikes up to other uses as well. For example:
So what should you be looking for with an e-trike purchase?
One of the biggest considerations should be the range of the electric battery based on how you intend to ride the bike. Most standard e-bikes can get up to 40 miles on pedal assist mode and around 20 miles on full electric throttle mode, but this metric certainly varies based on the type of electric motor that's powering the bike. Also important to consider is how fast the battery recharges after it's depleted. Some batteries may take as long as eight hours to recharge, while others take a few hours.
Other considerations to look for in an e-trike include:
Now that we've covered some of the basics of what you need to know about a good, quality e-trike, you might be wondering what some of the best options are on the market today. When it comes to the ideal all-around electric tricycle, you simply can't go wrong with the EVRYjourney from SixThreeZero.
Featuring a 250 watt electric motor, the e-trike features both pedal assist and throttle mode. It can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour in full electric throttle mode and up to 28 miles per hour in pedal assist. And what's really neat is the distance the 250 watt electric motor can achieve. In pedal assist mode, it can take riders up to 60 miles. On full electric throttle mode, it can take riders up to 40 miles.
Let's take a look at some of the other factors that make the EVRYjourney such an ideal e-trike purchase for senior citizens:
The frame is designed in a way so that riders pedal in an upright riding position and pedal in a forward manner. This upright riding position also helps reduce strain on the back, hips, shoulders and knees. The bike is also designed to be low to the ground, making it easier for older riders to mount and dismount. It's ideal for leisure, commuting and cruising.
Comfort and ergonomics are key - especially for older people who may be living with joint pain and have mobility issues. The last thing you want to do is ride a bike that's uncomfortable or puts undue stress on any joints.
We already talked about how the frame design of the EVRYjourney helps to promote a forward pedaling motion, but what about its comfort? Dubbed the most comfortable electric tricycle ever, EVRYjourney takes things to the max. The seat is packed with foam and engineered to be as soft as possible. The grips are soft to the touch and easy to hold, crafted from synthetic leather. It doesn't matter if you're short or small - the EVRYjourney trike fits riders as short as 5 feet and as tall as 6 feet 2 inches in height.
The EVRYjourney 250 watt electric tricycle isn't the only e-trike option from SixThreeZero. SixThreeZero also offers an EVRYjourney electric tricycle rickshaw 750 watt model with a passenger seat. The 750 watt model is a little different than the standard EVRYjourney trike. Instead of a rear basket, it has a passenger seat in the back between the two rear tires. It can be an ideal option for riders - especially older riders - who might want to take their young grandchildren with them on rides. Because of the potential for extra weight, it also comes with a larger motor to power it.
There are a variety of other features that help the EVRYjourney stand out from other e-trikes in its class. Some of these features include:
Contact SixThreeZero Today
For more information on the electric tricycle and the EVRYjourney trike from SixThreeZero, contact us today. We believe that cycling is for everyone - regardless of age, body type or physical limitations. And it's a big reason why the e-trike is gaining momentum as a viable cycling option for riders.
Contact SixThreeZero today to learn more and get started on your next electric bicycle purchase.
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