Why are E-Bikes still so expensive?
It’s really strange that I can buy an old car for a few hundred dollars and fix it for a few hundred more but if I want to be more progressive and get an electric conversion kit instead for my bicycle to help get over those nasty hills in the summer heat, it’s more expensive?
I’ve been researching e-bike kits for the past few days and apparently the lowest cost decent front wheel hub motor is like $400 and then I can either get ancient & heavy sealed lead-acid batteries for a couple hundred more or relatively new/light and “environmental” LifePO4 batteries for $400-$500.
Sigh, oh well. Maybe next summer. I guess I’m stuck at home for this one.
ps. why doesn’t Wikipedia have a page on electric bikes? Weird.