Electric cargo bicycles belong to non motorized vehicles, let’s talk about the advantages of electric cargo bicycles:
- Firstly, it is simple and convenient, time-saving and labor-saving. Most people can ride it, and can reach many places with ease of movement, such as factories, schools, and vegetable markets. There is no need to wait for a bus, and they can walk whenever you want. Powered by electricity, they do not feel tired, making it a great tool for short distance travel;
- Secondly, it is economical and low in cost. It can ride dozens or even hundreds of kilometers, and the cost of use is also very low. and the battery can also be used for several years, with low replacement costs;
- The third is energy conservation and environmental protection. Generally, household sedans consume 5 to 10 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, while 125CC small pedal motorcycles consume around 2.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, resulting in high pollution. However, electric cargo bikes generally only consume about 3 kilowatt hours of electricity;
- Fourthly, there is no need to apply for a driver’s license or pay high insurance fees, road maintenance fees, annual maintenance violations, and other taxes for cycling.
With so many advantages of electric bicycles, it’s no wonder everyone likes them. Some families have several electric bicycles, and even those who have bought a car will buy one. For convenience, they don’t even want to drive a car. It’s really convenient to go out and buy groceries to do something, without the hassle of finding a parking space. It’s really difficult to park in the city.
Electric bicycles also have some problems.
Due to the low threshold, the quality of electric bicycle riders is also uneven. It is more criticized that they do not comply with traffic rules, driving in the opposite direction, occupying the motor vehicle lane, and parking indiscriminately, which can easily cause traffic accidents. Of course, not only electric vehicles, but also car drivers need to improve their behaviour, and civilized driving is the right path.
According to statistics, nearly half of urban traffic accidents in China are related to electric bicycles. Among road safety accidents with human casualties, electric bicycle accidents account for one-third. More than 80% of electric bicycle drivers or passengers who die from traffic accidents are caused by brain injury. So it is extremely important to wear a safety helmet when riding an electric bicycle, as it can protect a person’s head from injury during critical times.
Entering a building with an electric bicycle is also a major issue. Even if parked inside the building without charging, it may ignite and cause a fire, making charging even more dangerous.
Data shows that 80% of electric vehicle fires occur during charging, with over half of electric vehicle fires occurring during nighttime charging, and 90% of electric vehicle fires causing casualties occur in hallways, hallways, and stairwells.
During the charging process of electric vehicle batteries, they are prone to fire or even explosion due to overload, short circuit, poor contact, etc. After a fire occurs, a large amount of toxic substances are generated in a short period of time, which can easily cause casualties and property damage.
Such incidents are not uncommon. According to statistics, there are approximately 2000 electric vehicle fire accidents occurring nationwide every year, and electric vehicles have become the “severely affected areas” of fires. Therefore, everyone should not park electric vehicles in the corridor, let alone charge them in the corridor. Nowadays, many residential areas have built electric vehicle parking sheds and charging stations. We need to charge the batteries at designated locations and cannot bring them home for charging or fly wire charging.
As a road transportation tool, electric cargo bicycles need to find a balance between their advantages and disadvantages, emphasizing their strengths and avoiding their weaknesses, and placing safety first. Some people think that my electric car is very safe and meets the standards. It’s okay to enter the building, but it’s easy to be stolen when left outside, and charging is also troublesome. We should not take chances in this regard. Once a fire is caused, the consequences will be unimaginable, as human life is only once and more precious than anything else.
For safety reasons, we should purchase and use electric cargo bicycles that comply with the new national standards, and do not purchase and use electric bicycles that do not meet safety standards. As for electric vehicles that exceed the standard, they are classified as electric motorcycle and can be used according to national regulations.
In short, the problems of electric cargo bikes should be solved rather than blocked. Various regions have also introduced safety measures for electric vehicles, and violators will be fined and detained. Those who cause serious fires will also be held criminally responsible. In the face of government management, we should cooperate and not have a defensive mentality.