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Is an electrical bike any good?

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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Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side
Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side
The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.
The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
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
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!
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike

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