Old 01-13-21, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by kingston View Post
Running an electric motor on bike paths/lanes that you can't access with a gas motor makes total sense to me. OP has a rural commute with 28-29 mph average and is looking for faster speeds. Even the slowest moped will go 30-35 mph and cost less than half of a $6k ebike.
My errand bike easily reaches 33 mph (shut it down at 33 since that was fast enough, but it had more oomph). That's with a $200 kit and 52V battery (cost < $350 for the battery, charger, shipping and tax when purchased five years ago; now probably < $500), and no tax or license.
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