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What are the advantages and disadvantages of electric two-wheelers and motorcycles?
Release date:2023.06.15

Since the advent of electric two-wheelers, they have been compared to motorcycles. So, what are the pros and cons of each model? The following is an analysis from various aspects through real models.

1. Battery life

First of all, the normal range of mainstream electric vehicles is about 50-100 kilometers, and a small number of models can exceed 100 kilometers. The motorcycle is full of fuel, the normal endurance can run hundreds of kilometers, there are obvious endurance advantages. Therefore, in terms of endurance, the motorcycle is better.


2. Motivation

Secondly, the maximum speed of electric vehicles is generally about 50km/h, and some can exceed 50km/h, but the models are relatively few, while ordinary motorcycles can easily exceed 80km/h, and many models can easily break 100km/h. In addition, in terms of manned acceleration, the motorcycle is more powerful, starts fast, and accelerates strongly. The electric vehicle manned not only slow start, but also more difficult to accelerate, especially in the climbing section. Therefore, in terms of power, motorcycles are more dominant.

3. Price and cost

Ordinary electric vehicles normally sell for 2000-4000 yuan, some high-end models will exceed 5000 yuan, and the most ordinary motorcycles normally exceed 5000 yuan, and some even reach tens of thousands of yuan, or even tens of thousands of yuan. In addition, from the point of view of the cost of use, electric vehicles only need to charge, while motorcycles need to refuel, in contrast, the cost of motorcycle use will be much higher than electric vehicles. In terms of maintenance, the maintenance price of electric vehicles is also lower than that of motorcycles. Therefore, in terms of price and cost, electric vehicles have greater advantages.


4. Service life

Ordinary electric vehicles can be used for 3 to 5 years without any problems, while motorcycles can normally be used for 5 to 10 years. In addition, it is worth noting that the electric vehicle performance decay speed will generally exceed the motorcycle, for example, the normal new electric vehicle can travel 80 kilometers, after a year of use, may only travel 60 kilometers, and if it is a motorcycle, it will be much better. Therefore, in terms of service life, motorcycles have greater advantages.

In short, from the perspective of endurance, power and service life, motorcycles will be more dominant, while electric vehicles will only have advantages in terms of price cost. Therefore, for users, long life and power demand or high frequency of use, the choice of motorcycles will be more cost-effective. If it is just a short ride and considering the cost performance, then you can only choose an electric two-wheeler is more cost-effective.

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