The city is stoked about its new electric bike. Although it may look like a normal bike (with fat tires), this bike comes equipped with a 750w motor that allows riders to get more for their physical efforts. The bike can go nearly 25 mph with the assistance of the motor. The battery has a range of about 35 miles, allowing city staff to cruise around Elk River for site inspections, resident meetings and more. In a nutshell, electric bikes offer low cost, energy efficient, and emission-free transportation which also has physical and health benefits for the rider. Be sure to look for it around town!
Click here to read more about how Elk River goes electric with EVs in this month’s Energy City Insights.