There are many traditionalists that do not think electric bikes should have throttles. When we started Ride Scoozy, we were one of the first electric bike companies to use throttles with our bikes. While we faced a lot of heat for this at first, most companies have now followed suit. Here are the benefits of having a throttle with an electric bike:
1) Getting Started From a Stop
Sometimes it is hard to get going from a stop. If you are tired, going uphill, or in the wrong gear a throttle makes it much easier to get going.
2) Easy Turning
The downside to pedal assistance is it makes it difficult to turn sharply. If you start pedaling it will activate the motor making it impossible to turn. The throttle is a great option to push you around tight turns.
3) Sometimes You Just Don't Want to Pedal
Electric bikes allow you to travel further and longer, if you happen to push yourself too far, having a throttle is a nice way to relax and recover while still making your way home.