How Fast Do Electric Bikes Go

FThe reporter carried out an investigation to several e-bike stores, found that the existence of the phenomenon of selling overspeed e-bike, speed is generally more than 50 kilometers per hour, the highest more than 100 kilometers.

Reporter: How fast can an electric bikes run?

Salesperson: The fastest time is 120 to 130 km/h

Electric bicycles with a maximum speed of 20 kilometers per hour have a maximum speed of more than 120 kilometers per hour, exceeding the speed limit by up to 500 percent. Reporters in a further investigation found that these stores sell electric bicycles, will meet the needs of consumers, the initiative to lift the maximum speed limit.

The reporter understands in the investigation, when consumer is bought, can choose the electric bicycle with relatively fast speed commonly. Expert introduction, due to the electric bicycle is to press a non-motor vehicle management, not to related training and examination of the rider, so most of the electric bike users lack of safety awareness and driving skills, in the process of riding also almost not wearing a helmet, speeding, easily lead to major accidents, endanger the safety of life.

But in an effort to boost sales, the company did not tell customers about the potential risks of the electric bikes, which have a top speed of about 60 kilometers per hour, and claimed the brakes were good.

A salesman said he was selling the 72-volt electric bike, which stops immediately when traveling at 50 kilometers per hour, though he did not say how far it actually stops. The expert introduces, when electric bicycle speed achieves 50 kilometers, belong to serious overspeed, the danger of emergency brake is very high, claim brake performance is good, it is to mislead consumer to buy.

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