E-Bikes Vs Motor bikes / cars – The real difference


The face of auto industry in India was redefined with electric bikes that have initiated a revolution in the two-wheeler industry. With the rising cost of fuel at International and national level, increasing levels of pollution and congestion in transport system specially in urban areas, higher running and maintenance cost of vehicle, the electrically charged bikes have very bright future in the area of personal transportation.

Cycling is the new driving. Bike commuting, cycle-share programs, and expanding bike-lane networks are the top most big-city traffic agendas. Electric bicycles also known as e-bikes have hit the scene and are making a major impression. E-bikes have a built-in electric motor for propulsion; some kick in with pedaling and others have engines where you can twist the throttle.

Electric bikes that are light in weight, trendy, efficient and eco-friendly, are becoming a potential alternative to the conventional two-wheelers (motor bikes). Hulikkal offers electric vehicles with high levels of technological advancement with latest innovations.They are cost effective and affordable to the middle class people comparing to other personal vehicles.

Factors that make e-bikes better than conventional petrol bikes / cars

Fitness Factor

Hulikkal electric bike ensures consistent exercising. Commuting to work on an electric bike might provide you with 30 to 60 minutes of low-intensity cardio, twice a day, five days a week – for a possible total of 12 hours per week of exercise. Pedaling the electric bike is an excellent way to lose weight, because it burns calories. If Hulikkal e-bikes are used as a means of transport to work, then all your resolutions to hit the gym can take a backseat. Commuting to office by Hulikkal electric bikes gives the regular dose of exercise inevitably. Hulikkal Avatar is a perfect choice for commutation to and from the office.

“While the e-bike can aid you up steep inclines and help you cover ground faster, the e-bike rides can translate into a solid workout, especially for your core. Motor bikes do not provide exercise in any form.”

Core Strengthening

Better Postures

Riding an e-bike induces more upright seating position than motor bikes and hence can reduce back and neck pain and also gives the rider a better perspective to watch for obstacles and traffic.


Sweat is an important issue if you are cycling to work, and most people aren’t lucky enough to have shower facilities at the office. People sweat less on Hulikkal bikes, because they don’t have to pedal as hard, and because the higher speed means there is more wind to keep you cool. The bike’s electric motor helps to climb uphill terrains easily. Hulikkal e-bikes can transform a normally sweaty commute into a pleasant, energizing spin. You can fulfill your exercise routine on your ride back home by lowering the level of pedal assistance.

Ease of Travel

While motor bikes can often travel on street bike lanes, they cannot travel on sidewalks and park in bicycle areas. An electric bicycle can travel on bike lanes and paths and park in bicycle areas. An electric bike, when configured as a mountain e-bike can travel off road on trails. A motor bike cannot, as it is designed for city streets. Electric bikes flatten hills out, so that the cyclist does not have to dread them. Depending on the power of your e-bike, you may still have to put in a fair amount of effort. Hulikkal Medley is the right choice for an adventure ride up the hill and for any kind of a sporting activity.

Faster Travel

The average car speed in traffic is any day lesser than the speed of electric bikes.The reason is obvious to anyone who has ever sat in traffic gridlock. It doesn’t help to have a car that is capable of travelling at 120 km per hour, if the hundreds of gridlocked cars in front of you are snailing at 10 kmph. On Hulikkal electric bikes you will be able to cycle faster than the average cyclist, yet still use the cycle routes that cars and motorcycles cannot use. As a result, you may well find that your electric bike is your fastest way to get to work.

Safer Riding

An e-bike poses significantly less risk than hefty four-wheeler and two-wheeler motor vehicles. Motor bikes are generally allowed to have a top speed of 45Kmph, while an electric bicycle is generally limited to 25Kmph with motor power only (can go faster if the rider is actively pedaling). Riding in cycle lanes keeps you out of the direct path of cars, lessening the risk of collision. Hulikkal e-bikes can make cycling in traffic safer.

Lighter Carbon Footprint

Hulikkal electric bikes reduce carbon footprint every time you take a ride! You can be proud to be a green warrior, doing a tiny bit to preserve the planet for the upcoming generations. The impact on the environment per mile of an electric bike remains negligible compared to the impact of a car. Hulikkal electric bike is the greenest, most efficient transport mode. When comparing electric bikes to cars, e-bikes emit just 8.1% per passenger, per kilometer, of CO2 that a car spits out. And that can really make a measurable impact on the environment.

Cost effective

An electric bike will enable you to be completely or partly car-free, which will enable immense savings. Compared to the running costs of cars / motor bikes or even transit, electric bikes are definitely the most fuel-efficient mode of transport in everyday use. A brand new car / motor bike will cost us just a minimum maintenance for a month. However, this does not factor in all of the following costs:

  • High insurance costs
  • Constantly increasing fuel prices
  • High maintenance and repair costs
  • High service charges and oil changes costs

Riding an e-bike doesn’t require any license, registration, or insurance. Therefore, investment and operating costs are almost nothing compared to a car or motor bike.

Fuel Vs Batteries

Batteries need only one and half hours to fully charge, which provides 30 – 40 kilometers per charge (kmpc); the electricity consumption for which is 0.25 Units which would on an average cost about Rs. 1.50 to Rs. 2.00 a charge. Whereas the normal mileage of a well maintained 100cc motor bike for Indian road conditions is 70km per litre and the cost of fuel price is Rs.74.09 presently.

Better control

E-bikes are more stable and controllable in motion than cars are, so accelerating with the throttle allows riders to navigate tighter turns better. The motor can be used whenever the rider feels tired or has to exert more energy.

Ease of parking

Parking is usually easier and faster on an electric bike than with a car or a motor bike. On an electric bike, you move around quickly and cheaply, and park for free.

Aborts Red Tape

Electric bikes are also regarded as bicycles, so you need not get a license, or pay taxes or insurance. Two wheelers and four wheelers in India require a driver’s license, Insurance and some form of registration. Hulikkal Electric bikes do not require a license or registration or insurance.

Lightweight Integrated Design

An electric bike that is designed from the ground-up means lighter-weight frames and custom components that provide balance, stability and performance when compared with motor bikes. Hulikkal e-bikes weigh around 25 Kgs as against a 100 kg regular motor bike. Simple design, light weight and economical electric vehicles are very low in running and maintenance cost.

The Hulikkal advantage

Hulikkal electric bikes combine a smooth, silent motor with pedal assistance. You still need to pedal, but you can also request help from the motor. You receive the benefits of exercise, combined with the ability to go farther distances and up bigger hills.Cycling on an electric bike is a good exercise that raises endorphin levels and keeps the body fresh and the mind relaxed.

Please find the comparison between Hulikkal e-bikes and a popular brand two-wheeler:

S.No Parameter Hulikkal E-bike Popular bike in the market
1 Powerplant Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) Japanese technology motors @Air-cooled 4 stroke, single cylinder
2 Weight 25 Kgs 112 Kgs
3 Range 30 Kms per charge Just 1.5 hrs for full charge. 70 Km/litre
4 Running Costs less than Rs.2 for 0.25 units of electricity Petrol cost in India is Rs.74.09/
5 Running cost per month Assuming you cover 30 kms per day, means you cover 900 kms per month. This would cost you hardly Rs.60 per month Assuming you cover 30 kms per day and 900 kms per month. This costs approximately Rs.1125 per month
6 Maintenance cost Rs. 300 a month Approximately Rs. 1 per km
7 Pollution level NIL High
8 Price Rs. 34900 Starts from RS.59000 onwards