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Commuting to work with an e-bike

One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 - Willem L. Middelkoop

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 VanMoof app
The VanMoof app
Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb

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