The motor of your e-bike is the magic element that gives you wings. There are roughly 3 different motor systems. The difference lies in the place where the motor is mounted in the e-bike. A centre motor of an electric bike is located on the crankshaft, between your pedals. A front wheel motor is in the heart of your front wheel, a rear wheel motor in the middle of your rear wheel. Each engine system has its own advantages and disadvantages:
How long does the motor of my e-bike last? That's hard to say. It depends on the quality of the engine, but also on its use. We advise you to get to know the user experience before you choose a bike. The life span of the motor of your e-bike depends on how you use it. In particular, moisture and poorly lubricated parts are not good for your bike. So keep your bike dry but lubricated, which helps to extend the life of the motorbike of your e-bike.
Is the engine of your e-bike broken? That's annoying, because it means you have to pedal a lot faster yourself. You are not allowed to repair the motor of your e-bike yourself, because then your right to warranty lapses. Always take your bike to the dealer. He can assess whether repair is possible, or whether the motor of your e-bike needs to be replaced. By disassembling and investigating the motor of your e-bike, the cause of the problem will soon become apparent. Keep in mind that a broken engine often has to be returned to the manufacturer, because the repair is too complex for the dealer.
With an e-bike you'll be able to cycle almost automatically, but with an e-bike with automatic gear almost everything will work for you - except for steering, of course. An electric bike with automatic transmission selects the optimum gear for you. It shifts when you're at speed, and shifts back when you slow down, or want to accelerate. This will help you manage the current in your battery more effectively, but it may take some getting used to in the beginning.