eBike vs eScooter: Which is Right for Me?


Jenny Moore | August 5th, 2021


It’s no secret that electric bikes and electric scooters are convenient and sustainable way to get out and explore your world. Both eBikes and eScooters are versatile modes of transportation  and great options for commuting. But which is best suited for you and your lifestyle? Read on to learn which micromobility solution is right for you.


An electric bike may be the best option for you if…


1. You need to bring kids or haul cargo on the go.

Flyer™ electric bikes are built to bring you and your crew where you need to go, when you need to go. Both of our cargo eBike models feature an integrated rear rack for ultimate hauling. Haul up to 80 pounds on the rack of the Flyer™ M880 cargo eBike and up to 150 pounds on the rear rack of the Flyer™ L885 cargo eBike.

Haul everything from groceries, sports equipment, beach day gear, your personal essentials, and more with the help of the eBike's electric motor. You can also bring passengers along for the ride with a Kid & Cargo Carrier or a Thule® Yepp Maxi Seat. Given the range of compatible accessories available, an electric bike is your best bet to address your unique kid & cargo needs.


2. You want to travel farther.

Flyer™ eBikes are designed to help you go farther faster. Ride up to 50+ miles per charge with top speeds of 20 mph on your electric bike in the most favorable way. Actual battery range depends on your specific riding conditions with factors like total payload, weather, incline, and amount of time spent using pedal assist or the throttle. Even when the battery runs out, your electric bike is still functional; simply ride like a conventional bike!

Adding a second Flight Speed™ Battery to your Flyer™ L885 can instantly double your range. Comparatively, the Flyer™ S533 electric scooter can travel up to 15.5 miles per charge, making it a viable option for shorter trips and getting around crowded city streets in the bike lane.


3. You want to get some exercise in with your new set of wheels.

Did you know your transportation method can also double as exercise with an electric bike? Seamlessly integrate more movement and activity into your day while riding an electric bike. Even in pedal-assist mode, eBike riders are still using their own power to help propel the bike. Electric bikes can also be ridden like a regular bike for a more traditional cycling workout.

If you're interested in learning more about the many benefits of eBikes, be sure to explore our top 10 favorite benefits of electric bikes


An electric scooter may be the best for you if…


1. Portability is important to you.

The Flyer™ S533 eScooter is lightweight and ergonomically designed for on-the-go riders. The folding frame ensures compact storage and enhanced portability for scooter riders. Going up and down building or office stairs is a breeze, and you’ll never have to worry about finding a place to store your ride thanks to this foldable design.


2. You need a last mile solution.

Electric scooters are a convenient and sustainable way to make that last mile on your journey. Thanks to the lightweight design and folding frame, the scooter is easy to bring along and stow away when not in use. Whether you ride the Flyer™ S533 to the office or to public transportation stops, you’ll always have easy access to on-demand riding when you need it.


3. You are looking for the most affordable option.

If you need a simple electric mobility solution that can get you from Point A to Point B with no need for carrying cargo or bringing passengers along, our electric scooter is an affordable solution. You can purchase your Flyer™ S533 in red, black, or white and try risk free for 15 days.


Ready to fly? Learn more about our eBikes and eScooters and preorder today.

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