Yes I know an "Electric Bike " is not technically a Truck accessory,,,Except for many of us oldsters we don't like to have to break camp to go to the local store to pick up a few things and don't need or want to tow a vehicle.
Here is an alternative that is relatively affordable - "RAD Power Bikes" E-Bike"
Few more pictures, Click on my Arvatar than "My Gallery". Scroll down to Electric Bike 2018 album.
I researched for about 6 months. Prices run $1,200 - $10,000 or more depending on what you are looking for: City cruiser, mountain, or road. "Pedego" is the company you hear about the most. We rented from a local dealer in Carlsbad. "Pedego's" sell for about $3,400 through distributors. We decided on the "RAD" because it sells direct at $1,499 with a $200 discount if you buy two at the same time (which we did). Plus FREE SHIPPING......
And in our case NO sales Tax (June 2018). I subscribe to their Blog and as of April 2019 "Govmnt" has forced them to charges sales tax. Too bad .
Local service is provided by "Velofix" - a mobile bike shop that comes to your residence to set up your bike'.
You will also need to upgrade your bike rack to a platform model that supports at least 200 pounds.
We chose the Swagman Escapee $380 - $400 . E-Trailer has lower prices than the bike shops.
Another option is a small "Mini-motorcycle carrier". September 27th replaced the Swagman with a custom Single Hauler- click on "Joe Hauler" $350.00 for the E-Bike carrier. See photo. More photos on page three.
Bike with battery weighs 63 pounds. Times 2 for two bikes. Power: 750 watt motor. 48 volt battery. 5-position pedal assist. Separate Throttle. computer. 25-50 mile range . Tons of fun and one still gets exercise. Electricity "flattens" out the hills.
When you review the website. Scroll down to the "review" video for the model you are interested in.
Unfortunately there are lots of choices to consider. We decided if we weren't able to rent it we wouldn't consider buying that one.
electric bike review
electricbikeaction.com. (EBA). I picked up the print version at "Barnes and Noble"
Under the "H-Torque Publications" nameplate they offer three bicycle magazines. Including EBA, "Mountain Bike Action" and "Road Bike Action". website add .com" to review the digital version.
Electric bikes come in 2, 3, and 4 wheel versions.
I'm age 76 and have been losing stamina. The electric bike will keep me in the activity much longer.
If you buy a RAD and mention my name I get a finders fee which I will split (50/50) with you. If you decide to buy send me a PM and I will give you my full name.
Edited by RC Pilot Jim, 15 March 2020 - 08:27 PM.