Electricity is slowly creeping into autonomous industry on the mission of creating a greener environment with zero emission
Cars are not the only ones embracing electric energy to power motion, skate boards, motorbike, train and recently bicycles are now also embracing the electric trend. maybe in the nearest future we do have electronic ships, aeroplane and many more embracing the trend as well.
Ampler bike is one of the most recent electric bicycles that does this in a really amazing way. Ampler among other electric bikes like GoCycle, BH, BYD China and many more are basically electric-pedal assisted bikes. They operate on man power (padling) but can be enhanced with electric control unit.
Buying an electric commuter bicycle is expensive. The best ones usually start around $2,500, but can quickly approach the price (and weight) of a small car. That’s a lot of money to entrust with a bicycle upstart like Ampler. But for a lover of bicycle, costing would not be of much concern. Ampler built its first prototype in 2014, and sold its first bikes in 2016. The company now employs 18 people, a number it plans to double in the next eight months. The company has sold about 1,700 bikes in total, with more than half of those being sold since February when Ampler unveiled its latest model the quick and lightweight Curt, the sturdy Stout, and humble Stellar.
The Ampler Curt starts at €2,490 (about $2,918 if Ampler ever starts selling it in the US) WOW. Yes, that’s expensive, but pedal-assist bikes can serve as replacements for cars for many urban dwellers by greatly extending the radius of what’s normally consider bikeable. The bike offers you a healthier planet and even health wise. The Ampler included a number of optional components like a silent belt drive that doesn’t need oil, mudguards, integrated lights, a rear carrier, a more comfortable saddle and grips, and a bike lock mounted onto the frame just above the pedals.A good clean look of the base model a tad which is the latest, is a practical city jumper, while bringing the price closer to €3,200 (about $3,750), it missed out a bell, which means if you need one, you do purchase. this was basically to make the bike a noise free one, as it is as silent as the night, even when its on motion you barely hear sound. Unlike most bikes that rattles, an Ampler can be adjusted to have little or no rattle sound at all.
The e-bike is usually shipped with a firmware that governs the legal top speed of the bike, it’s usually a trivial task to override it, especially in places like the UK and US with a strict policy backing up speed limit. The max speed and continuous output allowed in Europe without a license is 25 km/h (15.5 mph) and 250W, while the US maxes out at a more generous 32 km/h (20 mph) and 750W. Ampler says you can except an average of 70 km (43.5 miles) after each charge of the Curt’s 336Wh battery, or 45km to 100km depending upon terrain and the chosen power-assist mode.
Another thing that would tease you to buy an Ampler is the warranty policy. Ampler’s two-year warranty covers all original parts, including the power panel, motor, controller, and battery, but only if you live in the EU, Norway, or Switzerland — countries where Ampler currently sells its bikes. Issues might be solved by Ampler shipping parts and instructions to the owner, which they can install themselves, or have a local bike shop do it. Otherwise, a courier will be dispatched to pick up the bike to resolve more complex issues.
To me, Ampler does it best.