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How fast can an E-bike go?

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The first thing to remember is that even though E-bikes have a motor, we are still talking about bicycles. They are not scooters.

One of the most frequently asked questions concerning E-bikes is their speed.

So how fast can you go on an E-Bike?

In Europe, an E-bike must have a motor with a maximum power of 250W, assisting the E-Bike to a maximum speed of 25 km/h. In the US, the rules are different. There, E-bike motors can have a max of 500W and assist up to 20MPH (32km/ph)

If the pedal support still functions above these limitations, then the bike becomes a so-called speed pedelec.

So can it go faster than the motor supports?

Yes, sure. It can go as fast as you can pedal, but the motor stops supporting you when you reach the max speed limitation.

With an E-bike, you have the power to reach a speed that is suitable for your way of riding, whether that’s faster than the motor supports or at a speed that’s lower than the maximum motor support speed.

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