Electric bikes have grown in popularity in recent years, and for good reasons.

They are sustainable, convenient, and allow you to travel faster and further.

Many people are curious if you have to pedal the entire time when you ride an electric bike or if it will charge as you go.

Generally, the answer is that electric bikes do not charge as you pedal. However, there are a few exceptions to this answer.

For some models, you don’t have to pedal constantly; you can stop pedaling at any time, and the bike will continue to run.

However, don’t stop pedaling for too long because the battery will eventually die.

With other models, the throttle can take you the distance without any pedaling necessary.

Ok, so there is one obvious difference...

Despite the similarities to normal bikes, with e-bikes there's one obvious difference and that is the electric motor. However, even this area is simpler than you might think. There are 2 main components to the 'e' element of e-bikes and they are the battery and the motor:

 Battery - Simply dictates how far you can go. More expensive batteries will hold more charge and therefore carry you further.

Motor - Controls the torque. The more advanced the electric motor, the more torque it offers. The more torque you have, the more power you can get out of the bike. 

Is an e-bike can be used as a regular bike?

It depends on the kind of e-bike. There are two types: pedal-assist and throttle. Pedal-assist bikes require you to pedal to get the electric motor to engage, while throttle bikes allow you to twist the throttle and go.

If you have a pedal-assist e-bike, it can be used as a regular bike. However, if you have a throttle e-bike, it cannot be used as a normal bike because it doesn't require any pedaling.

 E-bike Advantages and Disadvantages

Using an electric bike with regenerative braking has many pros and cons. 

However, this may be the perfect option for you, depending on what you are looking for in an e-bike.


Brake pads and braking equipment in the bike are not frequently used and therefore require less maintenance.

The range of your electric bike will increase, allowing you to travel greater distances.

Fuel efficient and energy saving.


It can add weight and bulk to the bike, making it more challenging to maneuver.

The regenerative braking system is not as effective at slower speeds because when you need to brake at a lower speed, a lot of energy is not required. Therefore, less energy will be charging the battery pack.

The brake pedals work differently. As a result, you may need to apply more force on the brakes to stop faster and on time.


Electric bikes are about embracing a lifestyle that’s more relaxed yet more active. They help you get out of your car, but you don’t have to be an extreme athlete to get where you want to go. They give you all the benefits of biking but with a boost of power when you want it to let you go faster, more easily and with more enjoyment.



januari 14, 2023 — Market Engwe