Sporting purist still look at them with some suspicion, but since several years electric bikes are becoming successful throughout the cities, especially the big ones.
Here, veritable armies of urban cyclists decided to elect the most practical e-bike for commuting to work and, since they did not have space in their homes or garages where to place them, have decided to store their precious two-wheeled "green" in a safe and protect warehouse for rent.
A success which is confirmed by numbers rather than words. In 2015 the production of e-bike has doubled if compared to the previous year, so as to record in Italy higher sales (and requests for self-storage warehouses) of approximately 9.8%.
But Italy is not the only country who has discovered the world of two wheels and having it as lifestyle. In the heart of the continent, in fact, there are some of the most advanced cities in terms of sustainability and ecological solutions for mobility. One of all is Switzerland, elected for two following years the city with the best quality of life in the world and crowned by the Cities Motion Index 2016 undisputed Queen of environmental quality.
If you are real fans of e-bike like us, you will know without a doubt the traditional electric pedal bike. But what can you tell us about the other two?
PEDELEC: WITH A DEPOSIT FOR RENT PLAY IT SAFE
They are bicycles for all purposes, equipped with an electric motor that is activated only when you pedal, providing aid to the rider.
Zero pollution and ecological means of transport that can cost around 1,500 Euros and continue to entice thieves.
A problem that can be easily solved by choosing temporary Casaforte warehouses, always available and safe to preserve any type of object.
WIBIKE: OVERCONNECTED EVEN INSIDE YOUR OWN DEPOSIT RENT
The modern e-bikes have an edge to ensure a continuous data sharing anywhere you are.
This is the case of WIBike, the luxury bike made in Italy created by Piaggio that proposed a new concept of moving on two wheels to ride from the city center to your self-storage depot, keeping you connected to the smartphone.
SOLARBIKE: UPLOAD ALTHOUGH CLOSED IN A WAREHOUSE FOR RENT
It has solar panels placed on wheels and along the frame and this actually makes it a modern two-wheeled vehicle that goes with solar energy, still maintaining the lightness and design of a normal bicycle.
And when it stops in my self-storage? Don't worry, to reload the new e-bike for the future you can also provide a simple electrical outlet.