E-bike products and scooters Cycling Without that Pesky Peddling | Page 5

The Science behind the e-Bike The basic concepts behind the electric bicycle have not changed much since the early patents back in 1890. There are only four key components to an electric bike, 1) a sturdy frame, 2) a battery, 3) a DC electric motor, 4) wheels and brakes. The batteries are the power source that will drive the wheels so that you won’t have to, so let’s start there.