As to why you need an eBike, the reasons are manifold, but three are very compelling. First, in most dense urban environments, eBikes have proven to be the fastest ways to get around cities, beating autos, buses, subways, and rail over most distances up to the 4- or 5-mile range. Second, they’re efficient and cheap to operate. A typical eBike achieves somewhere around the 2,000 MPGe on the EPA’s electric vehicle fuel economy rating, about 20 times better than a Tesla and 100 times better than a typical gas-powered auto. A 10-mile round-trip commute takes about 2 cents of electricity at typical prices. And, finally, pedelec-style eBikes still require you to get a little exercise. You can pedal as hard or as meekly as you’d like, but any work you do is exercise you wouldn’t get in a car. All while having fun doing it!