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Is an electrical bicycle any good?

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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Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame

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