What is the difference between a two-wheeled electric vehicle, an electric scooter, and an electric bicycle?

What is the difference between a two-wheeled electric vehicle, an electric scooter, and an electric bicycle?

Two-wheeled electric vehicles can be roughly divided into two categories – electric scooters and electric bicycles. The appearance of an electric bicycle is similar to that of a conventional bicycle, but the plastic parts are less covered and more frame parts are exposed. The battery is placed under the foot pedal or seat. Electric bicycles generally have a riding function and are relatively light and easy to move.

Electric scooters are further divided into two categories – lightweight electric scooters and electric motorcycles. The exterior of the portable electric scooter has more molded plastic parts than the electric bicycle, and the frame is less exposed, and the battery is placed under the seat, making the vehicle more comfortable to ride than the battery position. Compared to electric bicycles, lightweight electric scooters are considered to be higher-end two-wheel electric vehicles in the industry. In addition, according to Chinese legal counsel, electric bicycles and portable electric scooters are classified as electric bicyclesaccording to national standards.

The appearance of the electric motorcycle is similar to that of a portable electric scooter, and most of the body is covered with plastic parts. The electric motorcycle’s motor is more powerful, has a larger load, the brake system is stronger, and has a better overall performance. The production of electric motorcycles requires specific qualifications and licenses.

According to the standards generally accepted by the two-wheeled electric vehicle industry, the parameters of electric scooters and electric bicycles are as follows:

Electric scooter and electric bicycle parameters

Electric bicycles are defined as electric bicycles and portable electric scooters according to national standards. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, sales of electric bicycles and portable electric scooters accounted for 99.4%, 98.6% and 99.0% of the total revenue of two-wheeled electric vehicles, respectively. The average product life of a two-wheeled electric vehicle is three to five years.


Post time: May-29-2019

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