The food delivery staple
Eco Drive Ebike is the first LTA Approved Ebike in the market since year 2018 and till this date, it is now commonly used by thousands of food delivery riders. A couple of main reasons could be due to its parts that are commonly found in many bicycle shops, in the event one would need to replace any damaged parts due to wear and tear.
The Eco Drive Ebike uses a 36V 8Ah battery and has a one-piece body frame, with spokes and a handlebar that are made of high-strength aluminium. Eco Drive adopts a step-through frame which allows for easy mounting and dismounting from the ebike. It is suitable for food delivery riders who require frequent dismounting or riders with restricted agility.
The 36V 8Ah li-ion battery, weighing 2.7kg, is able to assist the rider for up to approximately 45km per full charge. One of the many great features of the Eco Drive is that it only takes 10 seconds to do a battery swap, as underneath the seat, there is a lever to tilt the seat forward instead of the traditional way which one would have to remove the seat completely in order to remove the battery.
Pros and cons
A couple of reasons why Eco Drive is commonly ridden by food delivery riders could be the ease of battery swapping, lesser maintenance as it uses high strength components, and the fact that the Eco Drive uses drum brakes which will last for several months before requiring it to change the brake pads. Most importantly for some would be that it has a rear cushion and allows one to ferry another pax. The recommended max load for Eco Drive is 150kg, although I personally have seen riders more than 150kg using Eco Drive. However, placing this ebike side-by-side with it’s competitors, Eco Drive may lose out on it’s speed as it uses a 200W motor.
From a durability standpoint, I think that this ebike is worth the purchase, as for just under SGD $1000, you could own this entry-level ebike to use for both leisure riding and food delivery and by having a spare battery, one could extend the distance travelled.
Out of 5 stars I would rate this a 4 for it’s high-strength components. However, what could be improved in future models would be its motor hub – to use a higher watt so that its speed and pick up could just be a tad quicker – of course within LTA regulations.
See also: Eco Drive Review by GrabFood Rider
We hope this blog post has given you a clearer insight of the Eco Drive Ebike.
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