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IS ELECTRIC BIKES ARE ECONOMICAL.?MY FRIEND HAS BOUGHT A BIKE AND SAYS IT HARDLY TAKES 10PAISE PER KM RUNNING COST.AND VIRTUALLY NO MAINTENENCE. PLZ ADVICE ME IF I CAN BUY 2 FOR MY SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN
By Logu 12 December 2008
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Hi,
Electric bikes are of good value for limited range usage.Hence we recommend you to go ahead for the same.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 12 December 2008

I bought an YASH E-BIKE an year back, its a big non-sense and wastage of my money Rs. 30000/-, its not worth. i dont suggest YASH E-BIKE. No Support after selling the bike, not attending to the problems and rectification of issues is a dream. I am the most troubled customer of YASH. I heard that there are other companies in the market which are good, you can verify thoroughly before you buy.

Answer by Sameer 12 December 2008

THANX SAMEER , I WAS THINKING OF PURCHASING ONE FOR MY DAUGHTER

Answer by S K Sen Gupta 12 December 2008

It is not just the running cost of 10 paise per kilometer.I understand the battery has to be replaced and it is very expensive.go for TVS vehicles if you are in south india or if they are available near you the company has a solid reputation>Hero motors must also be fine if you are from the north.dont go for any local makes as the company may close down,and you will have problem with the battery,when it has to be replaced.Take in writing from the dealer the life of the battery,how many km it would run,and cost.

Answer by Dr Padmanabhan 12 December 2008

Dears,
If you are intrested then you must go for any branded. Like Hero group is also making E-Bikes.

Answer by Manjeet Singh 12 December 2008

the actual running cost of elctric bike is 40 to 50 paisa / Kilo meter. ie, For Elctricity Need 10 paisa+40ps for battery ( Battery Cost is Rs.6000 for Two Year or 15000Km, which ever is earlier-6000/15000=40paisa)

Answer by Sajeed 12 December 2008

1/ electric bikes dealer promises very high but when u go with a trouble than see twords of them then u will understand that we r cheated.2/ one full charge can go 10/15 km hardly in between if bike not run u may bring by pushing.3/ no lincence no rc no insurance means no gurranty for losses 4/ inthis heavy trafic when a adult meets many oroblem to drive than how can drive school boys . if ur child may drive easiky than brought tvs 50/xl super/ scooty only

Answer by Gautam Jain Chennai 12 December 2008

I have very bitter experience with E-bike. I purchased one from Hindustan Bikes. The battery lasted only 8000kilometres. Overall quality of the parts are very poor, one or other part keeps on breaking and the dealer does not replace it free. Overall it is much costlier than petrol bikes. If you find a good company, then only you may go for it.

Answer by Jayendra Prasad 12 December 2008

Forget ebikes as it nearly costs 50 paise per km with current,battery etc.Moreover maintainence is a major issue.I suggest you go in for the Bajaj M 80 four stroke.superb bike,has been around for ages.Light weight,step thru design hence easy to board for ladies.bajaj is reputed and has fantastic after sales network.

Answer by Dr Padmanabhan 12 December 2008
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