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Future of Electric Bikes in Pakistan

Future of Electric Bikes in Pakistan   By Ali Siddique - on 14/03/2020

In modern time and age, it is a necessity to update and progress. With the progress in every field, there have been numerous impressive updates in the field of automotive vehicles. In that long list comes bikes, with their latest euro 5 technology another groundbreaking technology is the electric bike or ebike.

Ebike uses motor instead of an engine and to power that motor it uses electricity. This is advantageous for a number of reasons like air noise pollution instead of the engine running electric bikes uses motors which are smooth and softer, environment-friendly in the sense that producing and consuming electricity is far more eco-friendly then production & consumption of oil and gas in which we literally deplete the earth inside and out.

Pro-Ebike uses the environmental factor to justify and promote the use of electric bikes and motorcycles, and maybe they should. However, when it comes to practicality and the use of bikes, we have to consider their functionality and use. In countries like Pakistan, people use bikes for their everyday commute, some even rely on their bikes for their living and given the conditions of our infrastructure these bikes have to be very robust. Electric motorcycles may sound very ideal however we have to consider their strengths and weakness to critically analyses them.

One company has started manufacturing e-bikes locally and claims to have tailored it to the demands and needs of Pakistani society. They came up with different models that needed to be charged from 5 hrs. to 8 hrs. to give an estimated mileage of 50-kms to 120-km (per charge) and a top speed of 80-km/h (depending on the model). The stats sound promising however does this suit the needs of our local population?

But are these bikes really true to their claim? Knowing that a major source of electricity is thermal i.e., from oil and coal the claim to be environment-friendly goes to waste. We are merely shifting the pollution from our cities to industrial sites. Also considering the life of battery and motor in these bikes. Since these batteries aren’t locally manufactured it’s hectic to risk buying them and rely on them. Another major problem is the resale of these bikes given that these motors and batteries have a very short life it isn’t very feasible to buy these bikes also keeping in mind the trend in Pakistan is to trade these bikes after use.

The major concerns of bike users are if these ebike could bear the rough and tough usage of these bikes if they would be able to overcome the bumps and jumps of our roads. Could these bikes cater to those who depend on bikes for their daily commute? Would there be any support services for these users? Is it more economical and reliable?

Regardless, it’s great to see Pakistan progressing and adopting new trends and technology only if these requirements are met these E-Bikes would revolutionize the traditional ways. A better safer and greener Pakistan!

In modern time and age, it is a necessity to update and progress. With the progress in every field, there have been numerous impressive updates in the field of automotive vehicles. In that long list comes bikes, with their latest euro 5 technology another groundbreaking technology is the electric bike or ebike.

Ebike uses motor instead of an engine and to power that motor it uses electricity. This is advantageous for a number of reasons like air noise pollution instead of the engine running electric bikes uses motors which are smooth and softer, environment-friendly in the sense that producing and consuming electricity is far more eco-friendly then production & consumption of oil and gas in which we literally deplete the earth inside and out.

Pro-Ebike uses the environmental factor to justify and promote the use of electric bikes and motorcycles, and maybe they should. However, when it comes to practicality and the use of bikes, we have to consider their functionality and use. In countries like Pakistan, people use bikes for their everyday commute, some even rely on their bikes for their living and given the conditions of our infrastructure these bikes have to be very robust. Electric motorcycles may sound very ideal however we have to consider their strengths and weakness to critically analyses them.

One company has started manufacturing e-bikes locally and claims to have tailored it to the demands and needs of Pakistani society. They came up with different models that needed to be charged from 5 hrs. to 8 hrs. to give an estimated mileage of 50-kms to 120-km (per charge) and a top speed of 80-km/h (depending on the model). The stats sound promising however does this suit the needs of our local population?

But are these bikes really true to their claim? Knowing that a major source of electricity is thermal i.e., from oil and coal the claim to be environment-friendly goes to waste. We are merely shifting the pollution from our cities to industrial sites. Also considering the life of battery and motor in these bikes. Since these batteries aren’t locally manufactured it’s hectic to risk buying them and rely on them. Another major problem is the resale of these bikes given that these motors and batteries have a very short life it isn’t very feasible to buy these bikes also keeping in mind the trend in Pakistan is to trade these bikes after use.

The major concerns of bike users are if these ebike could bear the rough and tough usage of these bikes if they would be able to overcome the bumps and jumps of our roads. Could these bikes cater to those who depend on bikes for their daily commute? Would there be any support services for these users? Is it more economical and reliable?

Regardless, it’s great to see Pakistan progressing and adopting new trends and technology only if these requirements are met these E-Bikes would revolutionize the traditional ways. A better safer and greener Pakistan!