IS AN E.Bike LEGAL?
All of E.Bike electric bicycles comply with the South African Standard SANS 311/2007 as well as the European Standard EN15194:2012
DOES AN E.bike NEED TO BE REGISTERED/ LICENSED/ ROADWORTHY?
No, because all E.Bike electric bikes comply with SANS311/2007 and therefore are regarded as a normal pedal cycle.
HOW FAST CAN E. bikes GO?
Legally under electrical PAS power in South Africa the limit on the road is 25.4kph. This however does not stop you peddling to go faster, or going faster if you are off road.
WHAT DISTANCE CAN I GET ON A SINGLE BATTERY CHARGE?
Depending on rider weight and terrain a single charge has a range of approx. 60 to 80km for the Road Bike and 60-100 km for the more powerful mountain bike.
DO I NEED A DRIVERS LICENCE FOR AN E.Bike?
No, currently no drivers licence is required for an electric bike, but you must obey the Road Traffic Rules. i.e. wear a cycle helmet, use lights at night, no use on motorways, etc.
HOW LONG WILL MY BATTERY LAST?
It’s difficult to put a definitive time to this as there are a lot of variables. The battery should last approximately 700 charges but will also depend on how frequently the battery is charged and for how long the battery stays dormant.
WHAT MAINTENANCE IS NECESSARY?
The maintenance required on an E.bike is no more than that of a normal unpowered bicycle. We recommend a minimum of an annual service but more frequently if the bicycle is well used. We also recommend that all maintenance be carried out by reputable cycle store.