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Comparing an e-bike with a normal 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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Front light is integrated into the frame
Front light is integrated into the frame
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
Out in the open: the Electrified S
Out in the open: the Electrified S
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 optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.
The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.

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