Latest electric mopeds for seniors in 2020
Have the latest electric mopeds changed in 2020?
The world is going through a difficult time, but as we come out of the health situation our thoughts turn to the outdoors. So it is time to look at the latest electric moped for 2020. While electric bikes are increasingly popular, there are still some limitations for comfort, visibility, and ease of use for many people.
Until recently, the choice was limited for people wanting to use affordable two-wheel transport, without license or registration requirements.
This is especially true for people who want to maintain an active lifestyle and improve their current level of fitness.
With the social distancing provisions, people are also looking for alternatives to other public or shared transport.
Over many years Gasoline and electric mopeds could be difficult since they were heavier and you needed a license to ride them. Registration and insurance were also required in most cases.
With the latest electric mopeds now offer an attractive alternative, With the lighter weight and more accessibility, they offer more freedom without the need for License and registration,
So leading to a more active lifestyle is finally a reality.
Recently the Evolts O3 senior series, electric mopeds for adults have closed the gap further by overcoming nearly all of the problems for older people or people with mobility issues. We have done this by resolving some difficulties with, the comfort factor, the learning curve, the need for extra power, and difficulty in getting on and off the latest mopeds.
Are the latest electric mopeds for adults, a genuine alternative to the electric bike or electric mobility scooter?
Evolts specializes in manufacturing electric bike style mopeds. These latest electric mopeds are lighter and are easier to ride than traditional mopeds.
While they are similar to an electric bike in power they have greater comfort and additional standard features to make them a viable alternative.
The Evolts O3 seniors version was designed in 2019 for release in 2020. It is the latest model able to provide comfort, power, and visibility essential on today’s roads.
The Evolts V3 is designed to be one of the world’s first electric smart mopeds with unique 3 speed and range control.
Built specifically as a two-wheel alternative to electric bikes for people who are heavier or not as athletic. Maybe with possible health or age-related problems. The Evolts latest electric moped will give people the chance to get back to a more active lifestyle.
Let’s look at the latest electric moped in more detail.
Electric mopeds for adults?
We will study the Electric mopeds for adults on each of the following criterion. Using a750 watt motor and 48 volt battery the same as we use in the Evolts L3 parents series electric moped.
We will cover the following:
- Performance and durability
- Battery type comparison
- Frame and Comfort
- Visibility electric mopeds
- Uses of the electric moped
1. Performance and durability
Motor for the latest electric moped.
To fully understand why the performance and durability is better we will give you an overview of two-wheel electric drive motors.
Some electric mopeds are driven by chain or belt however the majority of electric moped motors are hub style motor (built into the wheel). We will show the differences between these motors in the internal structure as well as the durability. The main difference between the motor is the driving principle.
In most cases the Electric Bike motor principle is to assist with people pedaling first and the motor is the secondary propulsion method.
The Electric Moped motor is the main propulsion method with pedaling the secondary method to assist the Motor.
What are the Electric Moped Motor types?
Evolts electric Mopeds, use a hub motor system, which is a relatively simple operation.
The motor is generally considered the main propulsion system with the pedals used as assistance if needed or as a method of getting exercise
The system uses an axle with the main magnets at the center, the wheel has the hall system built in to ensure the wheel spins around the axle. To increase the power rating in an electric moped motor you generally need to use bigger magnets this will increase the current and supply more power. This system is called brush-less meaning there are no parts touching, unlike other electric motors where an armature and brushes are used.
After 4 years of work, Evolts has just completed one of the first fully water-resistant electric moped motors by using a new seal system that repels the water from entering the center seals.
Electric moped motors are more durable?
Since there are generally no gears in the Electric moped motor it is relatively quiet. The brush-less system has no parts touching each other to create wear to the internal parts. The penetration of water previously was the main problem for this type of motor. It is not unusual to have these electric mopeds motors usually able to do 60,000 miles or 100,000 km without needing servicing internally.
2. Gears for electric mopeds.
Are there gears available for an electric moped?
Generally, electric mopeds do not have gears or adjustable power other than using the throttle.
This is not usually a problem unless you are learning to ride or learning to ride after a long break since the last time you rode a two-wheeler or even using the Electric moped at slower speeds.
Most Electric Mopeds use a full-throttle, meaning it is the full width of the Hand-grip.
This helps you to keep control at slower speed.
Many people learning, re-learning or using the electric moped at slower speed requested a method to have greater control over the power.
The Evolts series 3 electric mopeds were specially developed to enable you to be able to match your outdoor activity to the required power, speed, and range.
With switchable 3 speed technology it is one of the world’s first walking bikes, meaning it can be ridden while accompanying someone at walking speed.
The difference to other systems is, you now have the full-throttle range.
When you turn the throttle the power or speed is changed according to the gear you selected.
Level 1 has a top speed of 5 MPH so moving the throttle has very small changes in power or speed.
Level 3 has full power so by turning the throttle, you will have 4 times the amount of change in power and speed than on level 1.
3. Battery comparison between electric bikes and electric moped
For the latest electric mopeds the main factors in choosing a battery type according to the cost, requirement for speed, climbing ability, range, and battery life.
All these factors should have bearing on the choice of the Battery Pack for the model you want to use.
If you want to ride longer distances and need to do more climbing the larger Lithium battery would probably best suit your needs for the electric moped for adults.
Electric moped of batteries available?
Electric Mopeds generally have more space for the battery and in most cases it is designed to fit the frame design.
Many electric mopeds for adults are now fitted with Lithium batteries.
This is done to reduce the weight of the electric moped, however, if you do not use your electric moped very often or do not need frequently removable battery the economical Silica GEL.
Silica gel batteries for electric mopeds have about 90% of the range of the same specification Lithium battery, but with about 40% of the cost.
Silica gel batteries can be a cheaper entry to electric mopeds.
In many cases, you can perform a battery upgrade at a later date if you decide to upgrade to Lithium battery.
Note: Keep in mind you may also need a different charger as different batteries use different charging cycles.
Some Evolts electric mopeds are fitted standard with an economical Silica Gel battery.
This is less expensive to purchase your electric moped with the added advantage of being much less expensive to replace after years of use.
If most of the usage of the electric scooter is at lower speed and you are not riding for longer distances this battery type is adequate.
The Silica Gel batteries are Inert and present no fire hazard, although they are heavier than the Lithium batteries.
Lithium batteries for electric mopeds generally have a bigger capacity and start at 14 AH.
What is the size of the battery recommended for your electric mopeds?
The Silica gel battery starts at 12 AH this is adequate for reasonably level ground and for shorter distances.
For longer distances, it is recommended to use a lithium battery where it is possible to get a bigger capacity battery.
Some options are as follows:
- The 14ampH lithium battery, is a lighter and has about 10% more range than the silica gel battery.
- The 20 ampH lithium battery, that adds about 40% range from the standard Silica gel battery for people needing extended range.
- The 26 ampH lithium battery, that doubles the range from the standard 14 ah Silica gel battery, for people needing extended range or do not want to charge the battery as often.
Other considerations: The advantage of all these batteries is they can be charged on the electric moped by using the charging point under the rear rack.
The battery can also be removed from the electric Moped for adults to be swapped or charged off the moped.
The battery is located under the seat and it required a key to open the seat to remove the battery, so it is less likely to be stolen.
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4. Brakes for electric mopeds.
Having power is important but even more important is having brakes that do not just match the power but exceed the stopping power necessary for all-terrain and weight loads.
Electric Mopeds for Adults should be fitted with cut-out switches on the brake levers, this is necessary to cut the power to the motor when you stop.
What are the types of brakes are on Evolts Electric Mopeds?
All Evolts electric mopeds are fitted with a front hydraulic brake that far exceeds the standard necessary for a street-legal moped. Matched to the rear solid drum system.
This is the same system normally fitted to a Moped that has double the power and weight of the Evolts electric street legal moped.
With a cut off on each of the brake levers to ensure safe stopping power even with 2 people and some baggage.
5. Frame and comfort on the latest electric mopeds.
Electric Mopeds for adults has many standard features that are upgrades on many other mopeds
What are the advantages of the electric moped frames?
The Evolts electric moped frame has been specially designed for use by people who may not be very athletic, larger body size, or restricted mobility due to health or age.
The design brief of the frame is to sit lower for easier mounting and dismounting.
Even if you have hip or knee problems.
The frame is double-sided construction with reinforcing.
This allows for the lower center to make it easy for mounting, it has built-in battery storage to assist with anti-theft.
The electric moped frame also includes a wide seating area that can fit one large person or two smaller-sized people.
It also includes a standard luggage rack.
The electric moped frame is also designed to be closer to the ground by incorporating a specially designed pedal crank system with shorter crank stems.
This allows the electric moped to be ridden with the pedals but when you stop the rider can still touch the ground easily.
If you wish to keep up a conversation with someone walking next to you, the quiet motor, and since you are a similar height to someone walking it will make conversations easier.
Terrain presents less challenge since it can go up and down curbs due to the full suspension and wide comfortable seat.
Electric moped Comfort factors.
Electric moped comfort is based on a combination of suspension, tires, seat, and Shock absorbers.
The Evolts electric mopeds have a full suspension system. With dual shock absorbers on both front and rear.
These shock absorbers are designed for weights up to 300 lb load.
Tires. The tires on the electric moped are generally wide diameters that assist in reducing the jolts from uneven terrain surfaces.
Seat. The electric moped seat is built wide and has full cushioning. It is built comfort even if you are a larger body size. It can also fit two people when necessary.
The Electric moped for adults Evolts style, is built to be comfortable even if you are not athletic.
It is designed to be easy to get on and off, to sit on comfortably with the ability to be able to put your feet flat on the ground when you stop.
You can use the pedals comfortably as necessary but it was not designed to be pedaled for longer distances.
6. Visibility of electric bike or electric moped comparison:
Evolts electric mopeds model visibility.
This is an area where the Evolts electric moped excels with no shortcuts.
Visibility is the main standard features built into the Evolts electric mopeds.
Visibility is one of the biggest safety issues with any bike style, warning others you are approaching to ensuring you are visible in all lighting and weather conditions. The standard visibility safety features on the electric mopeds for adults include:
- Rear tail light
- LED Day time running light
- LED Headlight with low and high beam
- LED hazard lights
- LED indicator lights
There are also mirrors fitted as standard to ensure you can see vehicles approaching from the rear.
It is an important safety factor, where many companies charge extra for even the most basic visibility options.
7. Uses for the latest electric mopeds
Transport and commuting:
With a legal top speed of 20 MPH without license requirements* the Evolts O3 electric mopeds for adults was designed specifically to be able to use for commuting and transport.
The focus was less on very high performance, but rather on comfort and safety.
With high visibility and ultra-comfortable seating with full suspension.
You are able to touch the ground easily so mounting and dismounting is easy.
Leisure and active lifestyle:
This is an area that the EVolts O3 electric mopeds has a huge advantage.
With the ability to have different speeds according to the place it is required to be used.
Speed one: Very busy public places.
Speed 2 for places where it is likely you will encounter many people.
Speed 3 is one that can be used for general transport with 20 MPH, the added advantage is the visibility.
Evolts O3 electric moped is fitted standard with lights, hazard lights, and mirrors as well as a horn to warn other track, road or sidewalk users
Assisting children learning to ride bikes or scooters, family activities.
As grandparents and parents, we are pleased when the children finally learn to ride a bike or scooter, but then we have the problem of keeping up with them.
We may not be as fit as previously and we need electric assistance to ride and control while being comfortable and safe.
The Evolts L3 electric moped with switchable three-speed capability allows slow pace by either motor or pedals.
Useful if you are following children, learning to ride, or riding behind them to make others aware of their presence in front of you.
Assisting others with fitness training or as a coach
As grandparents and parents, we also often volunteer to assist our children, or coach others for sport.
In many cases, we do not want them to be training on their own in possible dangerous circumstances.
However, we have the problem of keeping up with them.
We may not be as fit as previously so the assistance of the electric motor can be easy to keep up while being comfortable and safe.
The Evolts latest electric mopeds with switchable three-speed capabilities, allowing walking pace by motor or pedals.
Even if they have a higher level of fitness you can use level 2 of the electric moped which is running pace or level 3 for an extreme pace up to 20 MPH.
Are they worth the investment?
You may be asking yourself if the latest electric mopeds are worth the money spent?
The answer is, YES! Think of all the benefits you or your loved one will receive with one of these vehicles.
The most obvious one being they will give them the freedom of mobility and improved enjoyment of the outdoors.
We hope this will give you some idea of what you need to consider before making this smart investment.
We want you to get the most for your money so these models generally are durable, reliable, lasting you a lifetime.
We hope that this helps to make you more comfortable about using or purchasing electric mopeds.
Below is some final thoughts.
What is the best electric two-wheel transport?
The type of two-wheel electric moped option will come down to several factors.
- Your age or health.
- The range needed of your electric bike or electric mopeds for adults.
- The type of activity.
- The surrounding terrain.
- What you want to use the electric bike or electric moped for.
- Budget available.
- Features you need.
The best electric bike or electric mopeds differ depending on the needs of the individual. As stated keep in mind the speed you need, intended use, price, and features to find the best two-wheel for you.