- Differences between 48V Eco Drive & 36V Eco Drive
- What is EN 15194 2017 & TUV Certification? Why does it matter?
- Why is the new 48V Eco Drive 2.0 so expensive?
- Is the 48V Eco Drive 2.0 worth it?
Differences between 48V Eco Drive & 36V Eco Drive
Numerous upgrades that been improved from the 36V Eco Drive to the 48V Eco Drive such as:
Controller 36V ➟ 48V,
Motor Hub 200W ➟ 240W,
Battery 8AH LI-ION ➟ 10.5Ah Samsung Battery Cells,
Wheels Spokes Rims ➟ Sports Rims,
Display Voltmeter ➟ LED Display,
Braking Drum & V Brakes ➟ Dual Disc Brake,
Lights Front (White) Only ➟ Front (White), Rear (Red), Braking (Red)
… and many more small but significant details such as a pair of silver-coloured foot pedals – which no ebike in the market has. The 48V Eco Drive is a game changer for thousands of riders, be it if you’re in food delivery or even just recreational usage, it serves multiple purposes as it also includes a removeable rear seat for 2 pax seating!
48V Eco Drive 2.0
Multi-Coloured LCD Display
Detachable 48V Battery
Dual Disc Brakes
What is EN 15194 2017 & TUV Certification? Why does it matter?
The previous standard only covered the electrical part of the concerned PABs with pedal assistance up to 25 km/h, and a maximum continuous rated power of 250W.
The certification now requires testing of the electric circuit, control & symbols, battery, battery charger, wiring, moisture resistance, mechanical strength, power management, emission, torque, braking system, levers, pedal performance, heat resistance test, handlebar strength, frame, tires, suspension and so on.
To simplify this, more stringent tests has been done and what it means is that you could ride & charge our ebikes with a peace of mind without the fear of ebike explosion.
TUV stands for Technischer Überwachungsverein (or Technical Inspection Association in English). A TUV certification means a sampling of the product has been tested for safety and found to meet the minimum requirements of the German Equipment and Product Safety Act.
Here at Drive Bikes, we highly value your safety. Other than obtaining the EN15194: 2017 certification which inspects all of the electric bicycle components, we have also obtained the highest certification value of the German Equipment and Product Safety Act.
Why is the new 48V Eco Drive 2.0 so expensive?
Our ebikes has been through very stringent test and has obtained both EN15194: 2017 & TUV Certifications. The cost of both these tests do cost more than our previous 36V model. Secondly, we are now using SAMSUNG battery cells compared to our previous 36v model which only uses standard LI-ION battery cells.
Despite that the prices for shipment from overseas has increased during the pandemic, we do not pass on the charges to consumers.
Can I use a higher AH battery on your 48V Eco Drive?
Technically yes, however battery sourced outside of retail shops are from unknown sources and if you ever see “Panasonic Battery, SANYO Battery” these batteries may be compatible however you may put yourself and your family members at risk and not only that, it would render the original testing and compliance to the EN15194 standard null and void, therefore resulting it as a non-compliant PAB.
If you come across anyone selling a higher ah battery and claims to use Panasonic, SANYO or any of the cells that are not originally bought from retail shops. Think twice!
Is the 48V Eco Drive 2.0 worth it?
We have compiled detailed information here, though the decision to purchase is subjective, and varies according to an individual’s demand and needs. For a more cost-effective payment plan to own this ebike, we have worked together with installment plan companies to provide affordable repayment plan every month as low as $186/month or $237/month (with additional battery).
Upon meeting some of the basic requirement such as a minimum salary of SGD $1,600/month for the last 3 months, you would be able to ride away after first month’s payment has been made at our store!
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