With an e-bike, you can’t just leave it outside all the time. Depending on the bike battery and how frequently you use the bike, the motor may need to be charged a few times a week or even daily.
If the e-bike has a removable battery, you can simply detach it and bring it indoors for charging. If the battery is integrated into the bicycle frame, you’ll need to bring your bike indoors (or a garage) for charging. Also, in cold weather conditions, you’ll want to keep your bike indoors in order to preserve the battery.
The average weight of an e-bike is around 20 kg, but there are models that are as light as 13 kg and as heavy as 43 kg. If you don’t have a power outlet in your garage, chances are you’ll need to lift and carry your e-bike up the stairs every day to lock it or charge it.
Weight also plays a role in the usability of the bikes when you’re lifting the bike over the edge of the pavement. All of this is why you need to consider the weight when making the choice – the lighter, the better.