Electric Bicycle motors come in a wide variety of power ratings, from 200W to 1,000W. The legal limit in India is 250W, although different countries can set their own limits. Think of this limit kind of like horsepower. A higher rating means that the E-Bicycle will be able to pull more weight with greater ease – but at the expense of using more battery capacity while doing so.
One more factor needs to be considered, however. The design and location of the motor plays an important role in how Electric Bicycles work. The most common type of motor for Electric Bicycles is called a hub motor. It is generally integrated into the rear or front wheel. When engaged, it pulls or pushes the wheel along.