Ecoped eBike travels 60km on single c...

Ecoped eBike travels 60km on single charge

There are 34 comments on the Digital Home Canada story from Aug 25, 2008, titled Ecoped eBike travels 60km on single charge. In it, Digital Home Canada reports that:

Ecoped, a division of Allied Motors, this week began selling its 450 wattt Hybrid 45e electric bike, a power assisted bicycle, which the company says can travel up to 60 km on a single charge.

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JEPETTiTT

Lethbridge, Canada

#1 Feb 6, 2009
I've just brought my hybrid E-45 home and am searching for accessories. Aren't there any? No bag of necessary tools, no electrical cord to fit into socket, no manual. Am I looking for what is not there? H-E-L-P.
Ben from ecoped

Stirling, Canada

#2 Feb 9, 2009
Hello,

If you would like to purchase accessories please visit www.ecoped.ca

Sincerely,
Ben
JEPETTiTT

Lethbridge, Canada

#3 Apr 30, 2009
I find the mirror arms are too delicate; I broke one immediately, just trying to adjust its angle for viewing. And they don't tighten securely. Also, the floor mat, which requires removal and refitting each time you take out or put back the battery, quickly loses the 'nipples' holding it into place; I lost 2-3 the first week! After one week, the battery would not charge. I returned it to WAL-MART...they were not pleased but I demanded it and won. I'm uncertain if we will replace the bike when it becomes available again. Riding season is short in W.Canada, especially when a battery must not get cold.
susieq

Leamington, Canada

#4 May 28, 2009
Ijust bought one myself, i really enjoy it but already having a problem with it. haven't even had time to register it. going to take it back and demand a replacement.
JAMES PETTiTT

Lethbridge, Canada

#5 May 28, 2009
GOOD FOR YOU. Wal-Mart said "No", wasn't their problem, but I'd been told 3X (!_I could return it for refund or take in battery & charger for replacement. Then I informed store mgmt I have a big problem with anger management and they reconsidered! I walked away with my money because I would not take NO for an answer. Best of luck.[Ecoped has some refinements to make.]
JEPETTiTT

Lethbridge, Canada

#6 May 28, 2009
As for accessories, I now understand that motorcycle shops might help you. Might even carry the ecoped. If you visit them, buy a large supply of bike rubber mats, one/wk would be enough. And beware of cool nights if that 55lb battery is not taken out.
Don Winkel BC

Revelstoke, Canada

#7 May 28, 2009
Have had our Ecoped for a couple of weeks and is running fine. Came fully charged.Charge is down to 3/4, but I'm reading I should charge after every use.Don't understand the need for this procedure. Literature says good for about 50 Km per charge, so why charge after every use?? My only problem is that the plastic tab broke before I could get get into the glove storage compartment.Any idea where the warranty sight is to get a replacement lid?
Nigel

Mississauga, Canada

#8 May 28, 2009
My glovebox tab broke off in the first week as well ! The plastic plug where your charger plugs in also broke but managed to fix it by just adding a washer to the bolt. The company should consider this as standard and use metal washers in the future. Mine is the 09 model so there doesn't seem to be any storage under the seat whatsoever but it is 500w which is better then the 08 and about 20kg lighter. I'm having a blast with it and don't recharge it after every use. It is important to never let it get totally dead though as it will damage the battery.
Kaj

Canada

#9 Jun 3, 2009
Don Winkel BC wrote:
Have had our Ecoped for a couple of weeks and is running fine. Came fully charged.Charge is down to 3/4, but I'm reading I should charge after every use.Don't understand the need for this procedure. Literature says good for about 50 Km per charge, so why charge after every use?? My only problem is that the plastic tab broke before I could get get into the glove storage compartment.Any idea where the warranty sight is to get a replacement lid?
You recharge it at every opportunity because, while the battery can go 50KM, it will have a longer service life if you don't deep cycle it. It's the same reason why you shouldn't let your car battery run flat too much, or it will fail/weaken
marie

Prince George, Canada

#10 Mar 12, 2010
h9ow much money is the eco ped, im hearing things about it but i want to find out how mutch it is!!!!!!!
Chris

Waterloo, Canada

#11 May 7, 2010
Just bought one, had for two days,$998.00 at WalMart. Tab broke on glove compartment. Kinda noisy, something is rattling, haven't looked yet. I use it to go to work and so far, I love it. I bought gloves and a rain poncho a little after I actually needed them! All in all, I really like it but am waiting with trepidation for testing and eventual legislation for this type of e-bike. Now I laugh at the high, wildly fluctuating price of gas!
rex - corner brook - nl

Fredericton, Canada

#12 Aug 11, 2010
just bought my ecoped to-day, up and running fine so far, only problem the charger plug-in is a tight
fit, and no lining in the rear cargo carrier
Gary Arrowsmith

London, Canada

#13 Feb 17, 2011
I love my ECOPED and i especially love riding down the walking trail. This has turned out to be a great investment. I also had the glove box tab break off. Not a big deal but i dont understand why they didnt use a metal clip. As to where you plug the recharger into the bike it also broke because the plastic was so brittle. I glued all around the plugin and now it is solid. Also the rattling driving down the city bumpy roads has loosened the trunk nut and bolts so i got lock nuts with new bolts at CANADIAN TIRE. I think i am missing another few screws that hold the plastic flashing on and ill replace them. Also my foot got between the kickstand and the chainguard plastic flashing and it broke off so i ductaped it back on. My right hand mirror feel off from the bumps on the road.

Other than all these mentioned problems the bike isnt all that bad mechanically.

I still like my investment and if i want to get creative i can fix all these mentioned problems myself. Basically i am happy with my ECOPED.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

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#14 Feb 25, 2011
Wow, 60K? I can do that on my Schwinn, so what?
Doug

Exeter, Canada

#15 Apr 4, 2011
Anyone having probs with charger overheating after been plugged in for about 1/2 hr?
Does anyone know replacement cost for charger?
I understand actually battery is is about $229
BRENDA B

London, Canada

#16 Apr 9, 2011
I HAVE HAD MY ECOPED FOR ABOUT 1 YEAR AND JUST LOVE IT .....I HAVENT GOT A BAD THING TO SAY ABOUT IT...JUST WONDERING WHERE I MIGHT FIND A RAIN COVER FER IT?
Helen

Owen Sound, Canada

#17 Apr 29, 2011
I bought my Ecoped about 3 weeks ago and I love it. It is so nice. Only concern I have is going up hills. Doesn't have the horsepower to get up the hill. I try to avoid them. Can't wait for summer.
Roger

Kitchener, Canada

#18 Jun 15, 2011
Fuse in battery blew first day. There is a fuse replacement procedure on the ecoped.ca website, so I guess this is common. They do not give fuse specs though, and I cannot make out the identification markings on the old fuse.
Jenny

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#19 Oct 6, 2011
I have had my ecoped for a year, but because of out winter here have only used it for about almost 6 months. The problem I'm having is that there is a short of something in the ignition or where you put the key in. At times when I turn the key I get no power or when I'm riding the bike has cut out. I then have to turn the key off and back on again. Most times it works but I'm afraid it will become permanent and not work at all. Other than that I get where I want to go, faster and cheaper than city transit. Also I see that someone mentioned they have gone on the foot path, well we have a bike hub the city has put for the citizens but have found out that because the bike is electric or powered we can't use it. Isn't that discrimination? I think so.
Robert

Toronto, Canada

#20 Mar 22, 2012
1200 km later and my ecoped has no lights or signal or horn ... a short in the tail light took out the 12v dc converter ... have replaced bike stand and now needs again ... the second day the battery fuse went (40amp fuse recommended) ... and today I got a flat ... so far the bike has shown shoddiness in electrical with tooooo light guage wiring being used and no fuse on the dc converter (very bad)... A few EXTRA $$$$ at manufacturing would eliminate all these issues ... All except the flat that is and I'm just fixing that now

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