The Chinese motorcycle market is massive and among the biggest in the world, there is no other thought. An interesting fact about this market is the speed taken by the electric motorcycle category. It is a known fact that the Chinese market has always been the largest in the EVs category. The credit goes to their strong government’s initiative towards low emission vehicles to minimize the environmental pollution that has affected the big metropolitan cities. Let us have a detailed discussion on anything and everything we need to know about the Chinese electric motorcycle.
Chinese Electric Motorcycle
Like many other nations, China sees an increase in the use of electric bikes. In most Chinese cities, the electric motorcycle has changed the way people travel. Electric motorcycles have an instant torque output, and because of their ease of riding and almost quiet and stealthy nature, they make great law or military enforcement instruments. Nowadays, several companies are developing to make a high-performance electric motorcycle that is available to everyone. E-motorcycles are controlled and designed at a slightly higher speed belonging to the motorized vehicle. Estimates show that 200 million such vehicles are currently used in the country, of which three million can be found in Beijing alone.
Impact Of Chinese Electric Motorcycle On The Environment
The low cost of electric motorcycles appeals to the market, and their cost is low, partly because they are low-weight and low-power, making them among the most powerful vehicles on the road. The low power needed for electric motorcycles also makes them relatively clean. The primary factor deciding the environmental effect of an electric motorcycle is producing the electricity that drives it.
More than 80 percent of the electricity generation in china depends on fossil fuels, mainly coal. Nonetheless, various regions depend on fossil fuels to varying degrees, so motorcycles’ position will significantly affect its effect on the environment.
Without an acceptable specification, many vehicles are being standardized and marketed as e-bikes when they are motorcycles capable of traveling 40 km/h or higher. In May 2018, concerns aimed at strengthening e-motorcycle legislation and putting an end to the tradition of motorcycles passing for electric motorcycles became a new norm. As most e-bikes in circulation are likely to be nonstandard, this norm closes a loophole that allows millions of motorcycle riders to not wear a helmet.
Many Chinese cities have initiated the construction of charging stations. These charging stations, however, are mainly intended for electric cars and bicycles. Most of the motorcycles are charged at home or at work. The traffic congestion during peak hours and comparatively low knowledge of traffic safety among Chinese urbanites further deteriorate the driving environment from electric motorcycles in China. In the driving of electric motorcycles, health hazards also occur, as in general motorcycles. Arthritis or cold are common complaints while driving in the cold or windy weather conditions, especially if you are out without any protection.
Though there are some shortcomings in these electronic bikes, still these motorcycles are convenient and inexpensive.