Ever wondered what a hub motor is or where the term Pedelec comes from? We've created a handy guide to explain common electric bike jargon that you might come across and help you explore electric bikes with more confidence.
A shortened term to describe electric bikes.
The motor system is what gives an electric bike its power. Motor systems can be front-wheel, rear-wheel or mid-mount systems that all have their advantages for riders.
When the motor is located in the front or rear hub on the electric bike.
Watt Hours (WH)
The watt-hours signify the capacity of the battery that comes with the bike. The watt-hours of the battery are calculated by Volts x Amps.
The standard unit used to measure how strong an electrical current is that is sent around an electrical system.
A unit of electrical currents.
When the battery used to power the electric bike is fully hidden (integrated) within the frame.
When the battery used to power the electric bike is partly hidden (integrated) within the frame.
Pedelec is a term that is used when an electric bike requires the rider to pedal before the motor will run. This term is a shortened combination of the words "Pedal Electric".
TranzX are an electric bike motor system manufacturer that provide the motor, display, and components for bikes within of our electric bike range.
The display is attached to the handlebars of the bike and shows you useful information about your electric bike while it is being used. In most cases, this is also where you control the power assistance when riding.
Provides you assistance when pushing your bike up to 6mph, to make it easier to push your bike when it is not in use.
A term used to describe the different power assistance levels provided by the electric bike system.
Newton Meters (NM)
The torque (or power) output of the motor.
The force that causes rotation within the bike.
Bosch Active Line
A created Bosch motor system that powers the bike.
An onboard computer system that is attached to the handlebars of the bike. The Purion shows the display and provides the assistance required when riding.
Powerpack can be another term for battery when talking about electric bikes.