willem.com blog

Commuting to work with an electrical bicycle

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!

Continue reading
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side
Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike
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

Other stories

all blog posts

Tagged

DesignEnvironmentExperimentHealthMobilityPeopleReview