So, I am seriously considering buying an electric bicycle. I haven't even looked at one since the late 90's because they only got 3-5 miles on one charge. With fuel being $3.28 a gallon here for unleaded I took a serious look at them. I know $3.28 isn't too bad for gas here but I've seen it at $4.05 last year. If I buy an eBike I plan on using it occasionally around the city as well as for preparation. It's been awhile since I have looked at these bikes. In 10 years of technology, these eBikes sure have changed! I'm looking at a Currie Technology electronic fold-able mountain bike. These things are very spendy ($1,200-$3,500) but its looking like a real efficient piece of machinery. On a single charge without peddling it can go 20-30 miles at 20+mph. According to my state law these bikes are not allowed to exceed 1000w and go no more than 15 miles an hour without a special license. Joy. I'm thinking I want to buy one in case my car dies and I need transportation when :shtf: and replace the tires with airless puncture-proof tires. Even in the most dire of situations I think it would be nice to get 20-30 miles away from a situation if I'm lazy and don't want to peddle (haha!) and probably 40-50+ miles away with long intervals of peddling on a single charge even if that would be the only charge it would have in that situation. That extra mileage would really help. Would you buy an electric bike just in case? And would you replace the tires with airless tires? And some of these bikes come with options of folding up as well.