E-bikes and e-scooters can provide convenience as a means of commuting. Fast and efficient personal transportation both belong to two-wheeled transportation, and there are often discussions about whether one should choose an e-bike or an e-scooter as a better choice. Overall, making this choice requires a combination of factors.
Motor power and performance
Compared to electric bicycles, electric motorcycles are usually equipped with higher-power brushless DC motors. Lunyee's e-scooters are usually 7–12 kW and can achieve high speeds of up to 115 km/h. Electric bikes usually have smaller motors, most of which are only a few hundred watts, and Lunyee's e-bikes are usually 350–750 watts with a speed limit of 20–45 km/h.The high-power motors of electric motorcycles allow for faster acceleration.
In addition to the speed factor, many people are also concerned about the range of the vehicle. As an electric vehicle, the range of the vehicle depends on the capacity of the battery. Electric motorcycles are usually equipped with larger lithium battery packs that provide longer range. E-bikes, on the other hand, are usually equipped with smaller batteries and are more suitable for short-distance riding.
Electric bicycles require only basic mechanical maintenance, such as tire inflation and brake adjustment, and rarely require repairs except for major component failures, which require little maintenance. E-motorcycles are more complex, and some parts need to be replaced regularly, which increases maintenance needs.
Cost is also an important factor for many people to consider when purchasing a vehicle. E-bikes are cheaper on the market compared to e-scooters, with most of Lunyee's e-bikes selling for $499–$2,199, and a few high-end vehicles selling for $5,000 or more. In contrast, electric motorcycles are usually more expensive, with prices ranging from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars on the market. Lunyee's electric motorcycles average $3,000–$6,000, and some of the vehicles can even cost a few hundred dollars when they are active. For example, Lunyee's electric motorcycles that have participated in the Canton Fair are priced at only US$899 during the discount period.
Trying to choose between an electric motorcycle and an electric bicycle requires weighing a number of factors and then choosing the vehicle that best suits your travel needs.