Strong pick up speed, multi-coloured LED Display & Samsung battery cells are what sets the 48V Eco Drive apart from the rest of the ebikes in the market. After gathering feedback from the ground, the founder of Eco Drive Bikes – Mr Twang, has learned what needs to be improved from the first generation Eco Drive.
The latest 48V Eco Drive 2.0 now uses a 48V controller – which means better torque for upfull, an upgraded, motor hub, battery, braking system & LED Display and more… For full details of what has been improved you may visit this page HERE.
Test has been runed and the 48V Eco Drive is said to reach up to 70KM, however, during my food delivery test, I completed 16 successful trips using gear 5 throughout the entire test. On average, I could complete 3 trips in an hour and that would equal to an approximate of 5.3 hours of usage time. Of course, the lower the gear that you use, the further you could travel, however, my suggestion would still be to get an additional battery – only if you’re doing food delivery full time, and not only will you be able to extend your working hours but you would also be able to swap batteries while one is charging.
An additional Samsung battery would cost $490 which is considerably costly for some. However, Drive Bikes now has installment plans such as Grab PayLater , a 4-month installment plan, which would allow you to get the additional battery after paying for the first month’s installment.
To end off the review, there are so many more improvements made to the 48v Eco Drive 2.0+. I found that during my test to find out how many trips this ebike could perform, there were not many areas for improvement I could comment on. Some small details would be that the seat is not wide and cushioned enough, the tyres seems to be thinner than the first generation’s and may not be the most suitable to ride on wet ground.
Additionally, according to some riders’ experiences, at times the LED Display shuts off when the ebike is stationary, and at the point of writing this review, there is no solution to resolve this.
A bonus tip for you guys if you’re intending to purchase this ebike would be to not remove the yellow reflectors. There is a speed sensor fitted on the ebike that would require the reflector to detect the speed. By removing the reflector or if the reflector is misaligned, it will show error message “E19”. I will also include a photo of the error code reference table in the event that you face an error message.
Right now, the top 2 ebike brand in the market catering for food delivery are Eco Drive and JI-MOVE and without a doubt, I would recommend this ebike for food delivery because of it’s 20 inch tyres which provides stability on the road whereas JI-MOVE provides range. DriveBikes also have consolidated the Top 5 Ebikes To Get In 2022 HERE.
Out of 5, I would rate this a solid 4.8 stars as personally I would feel more comfortable riding a ebike with at least 20 inch tyres on the road as well as the great improvement from the first generation.
We hope this blog post has given you a clearer insight of the 48V Eco Drive 2.0 Ebike.
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