61% know what an e-bike is and 18% know how to use one
In May we conducted an e-bike survey to understand community perceptions towards e-bikes and to inform future transport options for the area. The sample size was relatively small at 58 respondents and therefore the accuracy of the analysis is sufficient to draw some broad conclusions only. We saw a moderate level of e-bike awareness at 61% knowing what an e-bike is - only 17% didn't know. So what is an e-bike?
So what is an e-bike?
Do you know what an e-bike is?
When someone hears electric bicycle, the first image they imagine may be a scooter or electric motorcycle – but they actually look pretty different. Just picture a regular bicycle, then add several electrical components to it like a motor, a battery, and a controller.
How electric bikes work
Electric bikes pedal and handle just like a regular bicycle. By and large, an electric bike will use the same parts too. The electric component is meant to augment human power, not completely replace it. It makes obstacles like hills and headwind more manageable and allows you to travel further without getting as tired.
Let's go for test ride!
84% would consider riding an e-bike to Macquarie Park or North Ryde and with 96% of respondents wanting to test ride an e-bike we'll be organising test ride sessions at offices throughout Macquarie Park and North Ryde over the coming months - stay tuned for details...
Did you know that you can novate an e-bike lease?
Just like your car - the ATO now allows e-bikes to be purchased via a novated lease using pre-tax dollars - find out more here.