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Commuting by electrical bike

One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 -

For a few years now, I commute to work using a bicycle. I have lost more than 15KG since I stopped using my scooter. This week I tested a VanMoof Electrified S, an electric bike with an industrial, minimal design. Is it any good? How does it compare to a normal bike? Will an electric bike make you lazy? Read along to find out!

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The inners of the Electrified S: the battery and electronics are cleverly hidden inside the bike's frame
The inners of the Electrified S: the battery and electronics are cleverly hidden inside the bike's frame
Front light is integrated into the frame
Front light is integrated into the frame
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance

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