4 Reasons Electric Bikes are Perfect for COVID Recovery19/10/2020
Global spotlight for electric bike share experts BYKKO29/01/2021
Electric bikes are great for the morning commute or a leisurely ride, but there’s more to them than that!
Fast, comfortable, safe and able to cover big distances, electric bikes are perfectly suited for a wide range of uses.
In this article we look at five creative uses for electric bikes that forward-thinking businesses and individuals have embraced – whether to increase revenue or differentiate themselves from the competition.
1. FOOD DELIVERY
Food delivery riders have become as synonymous with modern cities as taxis or the chain restaurants they gather outside.
When it comes to inner city food deliveries, the bike is a popular choice for several reasons. It’s cheaper and easier to park than a car, which is very important when picking up from a busy restaurant on a high street. It’s also much to sign up to become a delivery rider than a delivery driver, with less paperwork and red tape.
By using an electric bike, riders get all the benefits of a push bike with the added bonus of conserving energy and completing more deliveries during their shift.
2. BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Industrious hotels are using electric bikes to open the city up to their guests.
Imagine this: you’ve just checked into a boutique hotel and are about to head out to explore all the city has to offer. As you’re contemplating whether to pay an exorbitant taxi fee, brave the peak hour rush on public transport or walk the equivalent of a marathon, you spot them. The hotel’s fleet of electric bikes!
Not only are electric bikes making it easy (and fun) for guests to get around, the branded bike acts like a rolling billboard for the hotel – it’s a win/win.
3. ELECTRIC BIKE TOURS
The universal appeal and accessibility of electric bikes makes them ideal for tour groups.
Whether it’s taking in street art-lined laneways, sightseeing in a country town, or a rambling tour of a wine region, electric bikes are being embraced by tour operators. Not only are electric bikes a fun a leisurely option, they’re also suitable for all ages and abilities.
Bike couriers are another fixture of busy cities, especially throughout the pandemic.
Thanks to advances in battery technology and weight saving materials, we’ve even seen the rise of the electric cargo bike. Capable of carrying larger parcels and packages, these bikes open up a world of possibilities for couriers. Not only can they now ride further, faster and safer than ever before, that delivery at the top of a steep hill just got a lot easier!
5. SERVICE CENTRES
You’ve dropped your car off at the mechanic and they tell you it will be a few hours. What now?
Some innovative mechanics have introduced the courtesy electric bike as an alternative to the courtesy car. In addition to being a more economical and environmentally friendly option, it’s also a great marketing initiative that’s sure to grab some attention!
OTHER USES FOR ELECTRIC BIKES
While that’s some of our favorites, there’s plenty more practical uses for electric bikes – some of which you can find on our Applications page. If your business involves transport of any kind, consider whether the e-mobility revolution can help you achieve your goals.