15januari 2024

Recognizing Allowed Power in E-Fatbike


Recognizing Allowed Power in E-Fatbike, The Power of Knowledge

When you delve into the world of cycling, especially in the segment of electric bikes, E-Fatbikes, or E-Rides as we call them at Astonic, you soon encounter the term 'allowed power'. It's an important metric, not just because of the performance it promises, but also because of the legal regulations associated with it. Let's dive into the energetic world of allowed power and discover how you can recognize and understand it.

The allowed power of a bike

The allowed power of a bicycle refers to the nominal output that the electric motor can deliver. In the context of E-Rides, we talk about a fusion of technology and design that enables us not only to enjoy the physical experience of cycling but also the additional 'boost' provided by the legal motor.

Why is it important?

Legal Standards: Different countries have different rules about what is considered a 'bicycle', based on the power of the motor. In the Netherlands, for example, the maximum allowed power for an electric bike is 250 watts. Bikes exceeding this may fall under different categories, such as mopeds, with all the associated regulations.

Performance: The power of your E-Ride determines how quickly and easily you can climb hills or face headwinds. It's all about the right balance between power and efficiency. For this, we have chosen a 48-volt motor with the allowed 250 watts of power.

How do you recognize the allowed power?

Checking Specifications: The easiest way is to look at the product specifications. At Astonic, we strive to communicate this information clearly and transparently. Unfortunately, we often see mistakes where many models are sold as street-legal while the motor power is much higher than stated in the specifications.

Labels and Documentation: The motor itself and its accompanying documentation should contain information about the power. Be aware that there are often models offered where the motor power is not honestly recorded. Even the selling party may believe they are offering a legal electric bike.

Maximum Achievable Speed: A legal motor with 250 watts of power can never reach a speed much above 30 kilometers per hour. A legal motor simply does not have the capacity to exceed this significantly. If you are offered an E-Fatbike or E-Bike that is said to be adjustable to speeds above 35 kilometers per hour, then it definitively has more power than the allowed 250 watts.

The Astonic Experience

At Astonic, we believe that knowledge is power, especially when it comes to choosing the right E-Ride or safe E-Fatbike or E-Bike. Our E-Rides are not just bikes; they are vehicles that bring together pleasure and comfort in a product that excels in quality, ergonomics, durability, and ease of use.

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