Electric bike prices

Electric Bike Price Guide (UK)

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Our Electric Bike Recommendations
We prefer to road-test electric bikes for the magazine before recommending them, but with so many now available, our recommendations are in some cases based on spec and price, rather than actual experience. If you are thinking of buying a bike, check our comments about the manufacturers too. If we have not had meaningful contact with the distributor, they’re either very new or avoiding an independent test! We will not list distributors unable or unwilling to provide a UK phone number and address.

Electric Bikes and the Law
Electrically-assisted bicycles can be ridden by anyone aged 14 or over, provided the bicycle weighs 40kg or less (60kg for a tandem or tricycle), has pedals, a motor of less than 200 watts continuous output (250 watts for a tandem or tricycle), and a top speed of less than 15mph. However, the situation is currently a bit confused – see Legislation Update
Those marked Pedelec in the tables are definitely legal.
Those marked Hybrid are almost certainly fully legal.
Those marked E-Bike remain slightly in doubt, but no one has yet been prosecuted for riding one.
Please don’t worry about this legality issue – these are regarded as technicalities at the time of writing (late 2014).

The battery guarantee is the most important thing to look for, particularly with the bigger batteries, which can cost more than some of the cheaper bikes. Be wary of any odd stipulations, because there are many loopholes a manufacturer can use to refuse to honour a battery guarantee. Where the warranty is marked with a question mark, the manufacturer does not provide clear guidance, but you have certain statutory rights.
As a guide, a 24 month battery guarantee is now the norm, but unless the battery has actually failed, you’ll have problems measuring how weak it is, because voltage and capacity are imprecise things, so it’s often your word against the dealers. More expensive bikes have diagnostic plug-ins, proving battery condition, and lifetime usage. This should settle warranty disputes.

NOTES:
La:
Lead-acid battery  
NiCd:
Nickel-cadmium battery
NiMH:
Nickel-metal hydride battery  
Li-ion:
Lithium-ion battery
Friction:
Direct drive to tyre  
Front/Rear Hub:
Hub motor
Front/Rear Chain:
Separate chain drive
Crank:
Crank-mounted motor
Pedelec:
Power only available when you pedal
E-Bike:
Power independent of pedals – usually a twistgrip throttle
Hybrid:
Pedelec/E-Bike switchable
The bikes we recommend are marked in
bold

Errors & Omissions: Please contact us if you see any errors or omissions on this page. If you are a manufacturer or distributor, we can only accurately list your products if you keep us informed. Remember, this page is used by thousands of potential customers.

Electric Bikes Under £1,300 (UK)

Manufacturer Model1 Control / Drive Battery
Guarantee
Battery Size3 Battery UK Price (£)4 Notes
 Woosh Angel Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh La £299 Heavily discounted, great value, cheap to run
Dillinger UK 16-inch Cheetah Hybrid / Rear chain 12 months Possibly 288Wh La £299 Heath Robinson would be proud. 16-inch wheels, weighs 62lb, extraordinary crank-drive, heavily discounted in red or black, but white or blue are still at £499
Tesco Hopper City 1- or 6-spd Pedelec / Front Hub ? 204Wh Li-ion £380 – 400 Small battery, 16-inch wheels FOLDING
Woosh Mono Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 270Wh Li-ion £429 FOLDING
Tesco Hopper Shopper 1- or 6-spd Pedelec / Front Hub ? 204Wh Li-ion £420-440 Small battery, 20-inch wheels FOLDING
Bicycles 4U City Zoom Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 238Wh Li-ion £475 FOLDING
Tesco Hopper Urban Pedelec / Front Hub ? 216Wh Li-ion £490 Too expensive, small battery
Bicycles 4U Evora Explorer Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months ?Wh Li-ion £499 FOLDING
Bicycles 4U Evogue Explorer Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 317Wh Li-ion £499 Quite good spec for the price
Thompson Euro-Classic 2 Hybrid / Rear Hub 6 months 432Wh La £499 Cheap to run, but let down by guarantee
Bings Mini Ebike Hybrid / Front Hub ? 132Wh Li-ion £499 14-inch wheels. Only good point is 11kg weight
Easyride Life or Lightning Rear Hub ? 240Wh Li-ion £515 Cheap, but small battery
B’Twin Bebike 500 Pedelec / Rear Hub ? 192Wh Li-ion £530 Very small battery and old-tech system
Viking E-Go Pedelec / Front Hub 204Wh Li-ion £540 FOLDING BIKE
Rather small battery
Heavily discounted
Bicycles 4U Esprit or Europa Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 317Wh Li-ion £549
Woosh Zephyr Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 288Wh Li-ion £549 A bit expensive
Woosh Gale Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £549 FOLDING
Easyride Folder Rear Hub ? 240Wh Li-ion £549 FOLDING. Cheap, but small battery
Viking Street Easy Front Hub ? 106Wh Li-ion £550 FOLDING BIKE
Heavily Discounted
Laughably small battery
Woosh Elios Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £575 Cheapest 360Wh full-size bike
Woosh Sirocco Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £585  
AS Bikes Electrobike Mk 2 Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 260Wh Li-ion £595 20-inch wheels FOLDER
Powacycle Milan 2 LPX Rear Hub 6 months 288Wh £599 A bit expensive
Woosh Sirocco 2 Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £599  
Woosh Aspen Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £599
Sustain Caley Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 360Wh Li-ion £599 FOLDING
Seems to be out of business
Cyclamatic GTE Step-Through and Power Plus Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 240Wh Li-ion £599 Some equipment, but small battery
B’Twin Original 300 E-Bike / Friction ? 192Wh Li-ion £500 Old stock, 1990s friction technology. Not even a contender
B’Twin Original 7 Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 240Wh Li-ion £620 Alloy frame, but rather heavy package at 27kg, and a small battery
Woosh Sant Ana Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £625 Step Thru
Cyclotricity Revolver Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months (activated when range falls to 6 miles) 324Wh Li-ion £649 £799 with 500 watt motor or £949 with 540Wh battery and 500 watt motor
Bicycles 4U Elysium Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 238Wh Li-ion £649 FOLDING. Technically interesting: shaft drive, 3-speed rear hub and (rather small) battery in frame
Yachtmail Atlantic Explorer Rear Hub ? 306Wh Li-ion £629 FOLDING
AS Bikes Newton or Tesla Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £645 Well-equipped bikes for the money
Enviro Compact Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 240Wh Li-ion £649 FOLDING
GreenEdge CS2 Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 324Wh Li-ion £649
Dawes Boost City Pedelec / Rear Hub ? 265Wh Li-ion £650 Small battery, but quality brand. This is a typical discounted price… retail is £1000
Woosh Gallego Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 270Wh Li-ion £669 Interesting FOLDING bike
B’Twin Bebike 700 Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 288Wh Li-ion £670 Limited battery capacity
Woosh Zephyr CD Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 288Wh Li-ion £675 A little expensive
Woosh Sundowner Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £699 A little expensive
Mozzi Zest Pedelec / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £699 FOLDING
Thompson Eco Nippy or Classic Hybrid / Rear Hub 6 months 360Wh Li-ion £699 Too expensive
AS Bikes Electrobike Mark 3 Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £695 FOLDING. Too expensive
Sustain Halley Mark 2 E-Bike / Front Hub ? 260Wh Li-ion £695 Small battery for the price
Seems to be out of business
Kudos Safari or Duke Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £695 Excellent value, and the price can’t last. Includes 3-spd (Duke) or 8-spd (Safari) Nexus hub, panniers and lights
Woosh Sirocco 2 Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 540Wh Li-ion £699 Cheapest 540Wh bike
Cyclotricity Sahara Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months (activated when range falls to 6 miles) 360Wh Li-ion £699
Bicycles 4U Equinox Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 238Wh Li-ion £699 FOLDING. Big wheeled version of Elysium
EBC City S 500w or Camaro 500w Hybrid / Rear Gearless Hub 12 months 468Wh Li-ion £699 Good value, but we’re not so keen on cheap gearless motors, and technically illegal of course
Woosh Sport TS Pedelec / Rear Hub 12 months 324Wh Li-ion £725 Small battery for the price
Woosh Sport CD Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 324Wh Li-ion £775 Small battery for the price
Cyclotricity Stealth Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months (activated when range falls to 6 miles) 324Wh Li-ion £799 Small battery for the price
Kudos Secret Hybrid/ Rear Hub 12 months 288Wh Li-ion £725 FOLDING. Small battery for the price
EBC Magnetic 500w Hybrid / Gearless Rear Hub 12 months 468Wh Li-ion £729 Good value, but we’re not so keen on cheap gearless motors, and with a 500 watt output, it’s technically illegal of course
Viking Freedom Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 260Wh Li-ion £749 FOLDING. Over-priced and lacking battery. Discounted to £639 at Bikes2U
Powacycle Lynx LPX and Puma LPX Hybrid / Rear Hub 6 months 338Wh Li-ion £780 FOLDING. Bigger battery, but nasty little things
Powacycle Salisbury LPX and Windsor LPX Hybrid / Rear Hub 6 months 273Wh Li-ion £780 Lacking battery for the price
Ezee Sprint Primo GTS Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £795 This is the diamond frame version. Also as a step-thru in LDS form
Sustain Swan Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 360Wh Li-ion £795 Step-thru
Seems to be out of business
AS Bikes Electrobike PLUS Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £795 Full-size FOLDING bike
EBC Alanya Hybrid / Crank Drive 12 months 468Wh Li-ion £799 Sounds great value on paper, but make sure the crank-drive and derailleur agrees with you
Byocycles Chameleon 20 Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £799 FOLDING
Poweredbicycles E-Runner Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 216Wh Li-ion £799 FOLDER. Very disappointing spec for the price
Mozzi Thunder Pedelec / Rear Hub 12 months 324Wh Li-ion £799 Full-size FOLDING bike
Roodog Bliss Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £799 Very typical FOLDING bike. A bit expensive
Avocet Viking E-go Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 204Wh Li-ion £800 16-inch wheel. FOLDING. Very poor value for money
Dawes Suburbia Pedelec / Rear Hub ? 468Wh Li-ion £800 Typical discounted price – retail is £1300. Big battery for this price
Batribike Breeze Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £825 20-inch wheel FOLDING. Bigger battery, but a bit expensive
Thompson K-Style 2 Lithium Hybrid / Rear Hub 6 months 180Wh Li-ion £830 Expensive tat
Kudos Cobra E-bike/ Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £835 MTB
Woosh Krieger Hybrid / Chain Crank Drive 12 months 540Wh Li-ion £849 Cheapest crank-drive system and big battery – good for hill-climbing
Byocycles Chamelion 20 Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £849 Expensive tat
Viking Crossbow Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 252Wh Li-ion £870 Battery is far too small
Juicy Bikes Original Sport Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £885 Similar Hybrid, Classic and Sport are £985
Viking Advance Pedelec / Rear Hub  ? 192Wh Li-ion £890 Ludicrously small battery
Kudos Tempo Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £895 For smaller folk – low Step-thru and 24-inch wheels
EBCO Urban Commuter UCL-10 or UCR-10 Hybrid/ Front Hub 24 months 317Wh Li-ion £899 Small battery for the price
Mozzi City Pedelec / Rear Hub 12 months 324Wh Li-ion £899  –
Powacycle Prague or Riga Hybrid / Rear Hub 6 months 273Wh Li-ion £899 Over-priced, under-batteried and widely discounted
Freego Folder Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 360Wh Li-ion £899 Rather over-priced FOLDER. £1099 with 576Wh battery
Roodog Tourer or Chic Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh? Li-ion £899 Very typical bikes, but a shade expensive
Avocet Viking Harrier SE Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 204Wh Li-ion £900 20-inch wheel FOLDER Very poor value for money
B’Twin Bebike 900 Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £930 Well equipped, including Nexus 7-speed hub, but a heavy rack-mounted battery. Not so good at this price.
ATS 200-48 Ebike / Rear Hub 6 months 576Wh Li-ion £945 Effectively a 15mph scooter
Batribike Diamond LCD or Granite LCD Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £949 Well equipped, but rather over-priced
Kudos Tourer Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £965 Well-equipped bikes. Cheapest to be fitted with Shimano Deore 9-spd
Roodog Explorer Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £969 Rather conventional. Expensive for what it is
Kudos City or Liberty Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £995 Well-equipped bikes. Cheapest to be fitted with Nexus 8-speed hub gears
Gtech Sports or City Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 202Wh Li-ion £995 Battery is ludicrously small
Emu Ladies or Gents Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 374Wh Li-ion £999 Comes with 8-speed Nexus hub and neat frame battery
Halfords Carrera Crossfire Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £999 Suntour drive system
3E Electric Citylight Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £999
3E Electric Mini E Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £999 20-inch wheels. FOLDING. Over-priced
Roodog Avatar Hybrid / Rear hub 12 months 360Wh? Li-ion £999 Battery in frame
Momentum Model T Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £999 Smallish battery, but now cheaper, and easily the cheapest bikes with pedal torque sensing, and 2-speed auto hub
Momentum Upstart Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £999 Smallish battery, but now cheaper, and easily the cheapest bikes with pedal torque sensing, and 2-speed auto hub
Claud Butler Glide 1 Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 360Wh Li-ion £1000 Over-priced, trading on quality badge
Freego Wren (step-thru) Hybrid / Rear hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 360Wh Li-ion £999
Freego Hawk (step-thru or road bike) Hybrid / Rear hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 360Wh Li-ion £999 £1,199 with 576Wh battery
Raleigh Velo XC Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 317Wh Li-ion £1000 Entry-level Raleigh
Viking Evolution Hybrid / Front Hub ? 364Wh Li-ion £1026 Somewhat overpriced and widely discounted. May no longer exist
Batribike Dash Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1029 Ludicrously expensive
3E Electric Urban Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £1049
Ezee Street Mk 2 Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1075 Small wheeled, non-folding bike. Probably the cheapest with a two-year battery guarantee
Powabyke X-6 or X-6 LS Pedelec / Front Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1079 Bigger battery at last, but a bit expensive
Juicy Bikes Classic Grande Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1085 Cheapest bike with 28-inch wheels
Kudos Tornado E-bike/ Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1095
Byocycles Zest Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 324Wh Li-ion £1095 Big price increase
Roodog Polka Dot Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh? Li-ion £1095 Very typical, and expensive for what it is. Styling aimed at women
Kalkhoff Groove F7 Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £1095 Nice spec and cheapest bike from European manufacturer
EBCO Urban Commuter UCR-30 or UCL-30 Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 317Wh Li-ion £1099 Rather expensive, limited battery capacity
Bicycles 4U Endurance Fat Boy 250 Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1099 Hmm. For exhibitionists only
Freego Regency Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 360Wh Li-ion £1099 £1,299 with 576Wh battery
Sparta Original Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £1099 Proper Dutch roadster, with plenty of equipment and basic but practical power system
Saxonette Comfort 250 Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £1099 Good spec including battery-fed LED lights and Nexus 7-spd, but smallish battery
Freego Folding Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 360Wh Li-ion £1099 FOLDING £1,299 with 576Wh battery
Smarta GT Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 360Wh Li-ion £1099 Currently unavailable
Smarta LX Hybrid / Front Hub ? 324Wh Li-ion £1099 Currently unavailable
Cyclotricity Stealth 1000 watt Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months (activated when range falls to 6 miles) 528Wh Li-ion £1100 Legality is a bit unclear, but sounds like fun!
Powabyke X-24 Pedelec / Front Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1129 Big price increase
Volt Metro Black or White Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £1149 Very over-priced FOLDER
Smarta FX Folder Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months, plus 24 months @ 50% 360Wh Li-ion £1150 FOLDING
Class-leading four-year guarantee
Tonaro Enduro or Compy Hybrid / Crank Motor 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1150 Currently discounted to £949. The cheapest crank-drive bike, but the Chinese system isn’t very good
Ezee Forza Mk2 Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1175 Also with 540Wh or 720Wh batteries. All have a two-year guarantee
Ezee Torq Mk 3 Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1175 Also with 540Wh or 720Wh batteries. All have a two-year guarantee
Oxygen Emate Sci Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >35% capacity loss) 360Wh Li-ion £1195 Too expensive
Ezee Sprint 8 Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1195 Chunky, solid bike with Nexus 8-spd hub and now realistically priced
Kudos Typhoon Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1195 Huge price increase
AVE CH-Tour Pedelec / Front Hub ? 400Wh Li-ion £1199 OLD STOCK discounted for 2015. AVE is dropping TranzX-equipped stock
Giant Twist Lite 2W Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 300Wh Li-ion £1199 Budget Giant – well-equipped, but modest battery capacity
LifeCycle Classic Purple Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 360Wh Li-ion £1199 Expensive for dreary spec and no obvious guarantee
Claud Butler Glide 2 Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 360Wh Li-ion £1249 Big price increase, but widely discounted
Raleigh Forge Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1250 New bike based on slightly dubious TranzX system
Gazelle Orange Pure Innergy Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 252Wh Li-ion £1255 Heavily discounted. Small battery (bigger options available at a price) and not so hot on hills, but the cheapest European bike and a REAL Dutch roadster
Kudos Arriba Hybrid/ Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1295  –
Tonaro Esprit Hybrid / Crank Motor 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1290 The cheapest crank drive, but the Chinese system is not very good
Bicycles 4U Endurance Fatboy 500 Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 384Wh Li-ion £1299 Heavy, and 500 watt motor makes it technically illegal, but cheapest bike with 500 watts. 4-inch wide tyres should give hours of off-road fun
Oxygen Diva Style Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >35% capacity loss) 432Wh Li-ion £1299 Quite stylish, and well equipped for the price. £1399 with 558Wh battery
3E Electric Sport Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £1299 Too expensive
PoweredBicycles City Runner Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1299 FOLDING BIKE. Much too expensive for what it is
Sparta MOJO Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £1299 Trendier version of Classic, with 7-spd Nexus hub
City Galileo Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 240Wh Li-ion £1299 Laughably small battery and short guarantee at this price
Freego Eagle (step-thru or road bike) Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 360Wh Li-ion £1299 £1,499 with 576Wh battery
Infineum Extreme Hybrid / Front Hub ? 223Wh Li-ion £1299 Rather expensive for what it offers. The bike has stackable batteries of this basic capacity, but extra batteries cost £325 each
EBCO Lifestyle LSF-40 Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 240Wh Li-ion £1299 A triumph of styling over substance

For bikes over £1,300

Electric Bike Manufacturers or UK distributors

The comments relate to our own experience with manufacturers or distributors. As a general rule, a company that supplies a good product can afford to be open and helpful with the press, and will give good service and back-up. The others are something of an unknown quantity, but if you think we’ve been unfair, do let us know. For a global list go to Electric Bike Manufacturers Worldwide

3E Electric
Still quite new
3E Ltd, 2 Field End, BARNET, Hertfordshire EN5 3EZ
tel: 033 3355 1840
email: info@3eelectric.com

Alien Ocean, Synergie
CEASED TRADING
Alien Ocean European Hub, 1 – 9 Plantation Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9LP tel: 01592 780528
email: jim@alienocean.co.uk

ATS
Newly launched scooter-style machine
Around Town Scooters, Flat 4, Plantation Court, 41 Plantation Road, POOLE BH17 9LW
tel: 01202 640264
email: kevindavies.kd@gmail.com

A S Bikes
Still fairly new
Coppice Close, Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, COVENTRY CV8 3FL
tel: 024 7630 3228
email: contact@asbikes.co.uk

AVE, Bergamont, EBCO
Cheapie EBCOs and pricey but good AVE and Bergamont
Electric Bike Corporation, 5 Pegasus House, Olympic Way, WARWICK CV34 6LW
tel: 01926 437700
email: info@electricbikescorporation.co.uk

Avocet Sports Ltd
New to the electric bike world
Unit 7-9 Shield Drive, Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley, MANCHESTER M28 2QB
tel: 0161 727 8508
email: sales@avocetsports.com

Batribike
Now well established
Fallowgate Limited, Kellaway House, Marton Road, Sturton-by-Stow, LINCOLN LN1 2AH
tel: 01427 787774
email: info@batribike.com

Bicycles 4U
Helpful and Proactive
Kaitek Trading Ltd, c/o Sterling Power Products, Unit 8 Wassage Way, Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate, DROITWICH WR9 0NX
tel: 01905 778751
info@bicycles4u.com

BionX
Cracking technology in theory, but expensive and unreliable. Now with another UK distributor. It can’t last.
Correspondence only: BionX UK, 68 Boxworth End, Swavesey, CAMBRIDGE CB24 4RA
tel: 01223 911505
email: bionxuk@gmail.com

Birdy
Always friendly, but wow are they expensive bikes
Riese und Müller GmbH, Haasstraße 6, 64293 DARMSTADT, Germany
tel: +49 6151 366860
email: team@r-m.de

BH Emotion
No UK Distributor at present

Byocycles
Cheerful purveyors of Chinese stuff
Unit 4, Downley Business Park, 12 Downley Park, HAVANT PO9
tel: 023 92 488300
email: sales@byocycles.com

Bronx
A growing company
Bronx (UK) Ltd, Unit 4, Crusader Industrial Estate, Stirling Road, HIGH WYCOMBE. HP12 3ST
tel: 01494 529980
email: sales@bronxcycles.com

B’Twin
Outdated friction drive
Decathlon UK, Canada Water Retail Park, Surrey Quays Road, LONDON SE16 2XU
tel: 0345 450 7936

Cambridge, Smarta, Sparticle (Brompton)
Well established and fairly knowledgeable
Electric Transport Shop, Hope Street Yard, Hope Street, CAMBRIDGE CB1 3NA (also in LONDON, OXFORD & BRISTOL)
tel/fax: 01223 247410
email: sales@electricbikesales.co.uk

Claude Butler
New to the electric bike world
Falcon Cycles Ltd, PO Box 3, Bridge Street, BRIGG DN20 8PB
tel: 01652 656000

Cyclamatic
New to the electric bike world
Sports PLC, Units 3 & 4 Lower Park Farm, Storrage Lane, ALVECHURCH, Worcestershire B48 7ER
tel: 01527 598388
email: help@sportsplc.com

Cytronex
Helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable
Modern Times Ltd, 5 Red Deer Court, Elm Road, WINCHESTER, SO22 5LX
tel: 01962 866122
email: sales@cytronex.com

Di Blasi, Justwin, Transmission
Long-established traders
Mission Cycles & Components, Unit 3, The Alders, Seven Mile Lane, Mereworth, MAIDSTONE, Kent M18 5JG
tel: 01622 815615
email: info@missioncycles.co.uk

Dahon
Still run by Mr Hon Senior after departure of nearly everyone else to Tern. Now represented in the UK by Raleigh
Raleigh UK Ltd, Church Street, Eastwood, NOTTINGHAM NG 16 3HT
tel: 01773 532680
email: ebike@raleigh.co.uk

Easy Ride
New and enthusiastic
Easy Ride Bikes, Silver Business Park, Airfield Way, CHRISTCHURCH, Dorset
tel: 01202 490404
email: info@easyridebikes.co.uk

EBC
New to us in 2016
Electric Bike Conversions, Unit 9, Pound Farm Industrial Estate, Holly Bush Lane, Datchworth SG3 6RE
tel: 01438 986007
email: enquiries@electricbike-conversions.com

Ecobike
Helpful, knowledgeable and Friendly
Cycling Made Easy, 18 Chipstead Valley Road, COULSDON CR5 2RA
tel: 0208 660 8823
email: enquiry@cyclingmadeeasy.co.uk

Emu
New to us in early 2016
Emu Electric Bike Co, Unit TM, 12 Spectrum House, 32-­?34 Gordon House Road LONDON NW5 1LP
tel: 0800 035 5450
email: info@emubikes.com

Ezee, Ansmann, Heinzmann
New Ezee distributor from 2012, and now distributing Ansmann and Heinzmann too
Cyclezee Ltd, 3 Guest Gardens, MILTON KEYNES MK13 0AF
tel: 07962 407799
email: john@cyclezee.com

Electro-Drive
This is Tony Castles, the most knowledgable man in electric bikes, and thoroughly charming, but not always easy to contact
E-go Personal Transport, 52 High Street, MARLBOROUGH, Wiltshire SN8 1HQ
tel: 07974 723996 or 01672 861186 / 512404
email: sales@electro-drive.co.uk

EV-Solutions
Probably never heard of A to B
Thorrington Cross, COLCHESTER, Essex CO7 8JD
tel: 01206 308054

Freedom Ebike
Nice people with a Brompton-shaped niche
10/3 HaMelitz Street, JERUSALEM, Israel
tel: (UK) 0871 284 5225 tel: (Israel) +052 500 1309 tel: (Australia) +02 8004 5039
email: andrew@freedomebikes.com

FreeGo, R&M & Solex
This new grouping, brought together Freego and the long-established Wisper, but they’ve gone their separate ways, so it’s FreeGo only. Very unfriendly and helpful with us!
FreeGo, 3 St Deny’s Road, SOUTHAMPTON SO17 2NG
tel: 02380 465977
email: david@freegowisper.com

Gazelle
Extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable
Cycle Heaven, 2 Bishopthorpe Road, YORK YO23 1JJ
tel: 01904 636578 / 651870 mail: info@cycle-heaven.co.uk

Gepida, Swiss Flyer
Good bikes distributed by a rather aggressive bunch in Taunton
Reaction Electric eBike Distribution, 84 Priory Bridge Road, TAUNTON TA1 1QA
tel: 01823 27444
email: ride@nationwideebikes.co.uk

Giant
Helpful in the past, but they never contact us today
Giant UK Ltd, Charnwood Edge, Syston Road, COSSINGTON, Leics, LE7 4UZ
tel: 0844 245 9030
email: info@giant-bicycles.co.uk

Gocycle
Refuses to acknowledge that we exist
KarbonKinetics Ltd, New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, LONDON EC4V 6BJ
tel: 01268 288208
email: customerservices@gocycle.com

Greenedgebikes
Came and went very rapidly, but now seems to be a brand owned by E-Bikes Direct
E-Bikes Direct, c/o MTF Enterprises Ltd, Unit 6 Midicy Oast, Bodiam Business Park, BODIAM TN32 5UP
tel: 01580 830959
email: info@e-bikesdirect.co.uk

Gtech
Completely new to us in early 2016
Gtech, 1-2 Cupola Court, SPETCHLEY, Worcestershire, WR5 1RL
tel: 0845 519 3281

Izip
There appears to be no UK distributor for Izip in early 2015

Juicy Bikes
Really lovely people
Busy All Year, 83 Park Road, BUXTON, Derbyshire SK17 6SM
tel: 01298 214040
email: uksales@JuicyBike.com

Kalkhoff
Long-established, helpful and friendly
50cycles Ltd, Unit 9, Prince William Road, LOUGHBOROUGH, Leicestershire LE11 5GU
tel: 0844 800 5979
email: 50cycles@50cycles.com

Kettler
Doesn’t take the electric bike thing very seriously…
Kettler (GB) Ltd, Merse Road, North Moons Moat, REDDITCH, Worcestershire B98 9HL
tel: 0845 026 5995
email: sales@kettlerdirect.co.uk

KTM
New, and pushing hard in the UK market
FLi Distribution Ltd, 62 Quarry Clough, Stalybridge, Cheshire SK15 2RW
tel: 0161 304 8555
email: UKsupport@shopatron.com

Kudos
New, but innovative and keen to develop the electric market
Kudos Cycles, Unit 4, S Augustine’s Business Park, Estuary Way, SWALECLIFFE, Kent CT5 2QJ
tel: 01227 792792
email: sales@kudoscycles.com

Halfords
Major High Street brand selling own Carrera label and some other bikes

Harrington, Lifecycle
New, brash and full of beans
Electric Bike World, 54 Bedford Place, Southampton, SO15 2DT
tel: 02380 236 540
email: Info@electricbikeworld.co.uk

Mobiky, Ecobike
New, but helpful and friendly
Cycling Made Easy, 18 Chipstead Valley Road, COULSDON, Surrey, CR5 2RA
tel: 0208 660 8823

Meerkat
There appears to be no UK distributor in early 2015

Momentum Electric
New, young team, but helpful, friendly and knowledgeable
Momentum, Unit 9, Cornelius Drebbel House, 5 Empson Street, LONDON E3 3LT
Tel: 0333 011 7777
email: hello@momentumelectric.com

Moustache
Lovely people – helpful, friendly and knowledgeable
Velospeed, The Old School House, ALDWORTH, Berkshire RG8 9TJ
tel: 01635 579304
email: info@velospeed.co.uk

Nano & Nano-Brompton
Under new management and much more organised
Nano Electric Bikes Ltd, 58 Clarendon Street, LEAMINGTON SPA CV32 4PE
tel: 01926 334050 or 0845 094 2735
email: lynda@nanoelectricbikes.co.uk

Oxygen
Seems to be choosing its bikes well
Eco Transport Solutions Ltd, 4 Howmic Court, Arlington Road, EAST TWICKENHAM, TW1 2BD
tel: 0208 4040 782
email: sales@oxygenbicycles.co.uk

Polaris
New manufacture and even newer UK distributor
MotoGB, White Bear Yard, Park Road, Adlington, CHORLEY PR7 4HZ
tel: 0844 412 8450
email: sales@motogb.co.uk

Powabyke
Industry stalwart
Powabyke Ltd, 3 Wood Street, Queens Square, BATH BA1 2JQ
tel: 0845 6011475
email: sales@powabyke.com

Poweredbicycles
Previously used a confusing variety of names, now much simpler
Powered Bicycles, 50-52 Main Street, Long Eaton, NOTTINGHAM NG10 1GN
tel: 01159 727201 or 728251
email: sales@poweredbicycles.co.uk

Prism
Relatively new company and interesting bikes
Joule Bikes, 24 Beechwood Rise, PLYMOUTH PL6 8AP
tel: 0843 218 4762
mail: info@joulebikes.co.uk

Raleigh
Made some effort for a while, but doesn’t really get electrics
Raleigh UK Ltd, Church Street, Eastwood, NOTTINGHAM NG 16 3HT
tel: 01773 532680
email: ebike@raleigh.co.uk

Roodog
New player, conventional bikes, but the web photography is lovely
Roodog Ltd, Brockholme Farm, Seaton Road, HORNSEA, Yorkshire East Riding, HU18 1BZ
tel: 01964 536570
email: talktous@roodog.co.uk

Sachs, Saxonette
Obligatory sideline for unwilling motorcycle distributor
SFM, Three Cross Motorcycles, Unit 8, Victory Close, Woolsbridge Industrial Estate, Three Legged Cross, Dorset BH21 6SP
tel: 01202 810100
email: sales@sachsbikes.co.uk

Schwinn
UK dealer, but is not handling Schwinn electrics
Reece Cycles, 100 Alcester Road, BIRMINGHAM B12 0QB
tel: 0121 622 0192`

Smart
Innovative electric bike from Mercedes Benz
Daimler AG, smart/MM, H336, Mercedesstr 137, 70327 STUTTGART, Germany
tel: 0808 000 8080

Sparta, Babboe, Haibike, Mando
Fairly new, but seems to be doing everything right
Just ebikes, Old Chapel Works, Valley Road, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4AQ
tel: 01728 830 817
email: info@justebikes.co.uk

Spencer Ivy
Had a new Dorset-based distributor, but they seem to have disappeared very quickly
Chalmington Farm, Chalmington, DORCHESTER DT2 0HB
tel: 020 7099 1130

Sparticle (see Cambridge)

Storck Raddar
New UK distributor for top-end German bikes, but seems to have dropped electrics
Storck Raddar UK Ltd, 10 Keel Row, The Watermark, Gateshead NE11 9SZ
tel: 0771 5005626
email: ian@ian-hughes.com

Sustain
Cheerful cheapies from Harrow. Seems to be out of business (Oct 2014)
Sustain Cycles, Unit 121, State House, 176 Station Road, HARROW, Middlesex HA1 2AE
tel: 0800 0432453
email: info@sustainproducts.co.uk

Team Hybrid
Specialises in wheelchairs and hand-powered electrics
Team Hybrid, ‘Silverstone’, Chapel Road, SOBERTON HEATH, Hampshire SO32 3PP
tel: 01329 830117
email: silverstone@ntlworld.com

Technium
There appears to be no UK distributor for Technium in late 2014

Trek
Now out of electric bikes, we think
Unit B, Maidstone Road, MILTON KEYNES, MK10 0BE
tel: 01908 282626

Thompson
Long established and reliable electrical wholesaler
Thompson Electrical (Wholesalers) Ltd, Perrywood Trading Park, Wylds Lane, WORCESTER WR5 1DZ
tel: 01905 763376

Velix
New entrant, but very helpful so far
e-motion Electric Vehicle Company, 373 Cricklade Road, SWINDON SN2 1AQ
tel: 01793 251200

Velorbis
Velorbis Concept Store, Peter Bangs Vej 53, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 2000
tel: +45 31 11 00 30
email: sales@velorbis.com

Volt
New, but rapidly developing a name for itself
Electric Bike Store, Axe & Bottle Court, 70 Newcomen Street, LONDON SE1 1YT
tel: 020 7378 4728
email: info@electric-bike-store.co.uk

Woosh
Low-end brand, competitive prices, some good products
Woosh Bikes Ltd, 42-46 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1NL
tel: 01702 435566
email: hatti@wooshbikes.co.uk

Yachtmail
Selling new, neat-looking folding electric bike
Yachtmail Chandlery, Admirals Court, Town Quay, LYMINGTON SO41 3ET
tel: 01590 672784
email: info@yachtmailchandlery.com

Yamaha
(No longer supports the early series machines, but spares and repair contact as below)
Andrew Fudge, Action Bikes, 21-23 Upper High Street, EPSOM KT18 8AH tel: 01372 744116

Electric Bike Battery Refurbishment

A few specialists exist, but not many that know electric bikes. We keep coming back to BatteryBay  of Cannock, West Midlands

eBikes Recently Deleted

Bikes recently removed from the list (usually out-of-production). If we have made a mistake, please let us know: Aug 2007 Bliss City, Touring, Extreme & Townrider, Classic Elebike, City Cruiser 6-spd, Commuter, Diavelo Oja velo Jun 2007 Ecobike Tornado and varients Aug 2007 ElectroPed Number One, Europed ED-1, Europed THD-3, Infineon Stingray ll, Oxygen Atala Avenue, Oxygen Atala Distance, Panther, Power Cruiser 6-spd Nov 2007 ElectroPed Roadstar, Eco-Bike Mistral Jul 2008 Schwinn (all models) Aug 2008 Sakura (all models) Nov 2008 Bright Bikes (all models) Jan 2009 C V Leisure Bikes (all models) Apr 2009 Nano Brompton, Giant Suede March 2010 Ridgeback Cyclone April 2010 Quiet Bikes, Strongman July 2010 Batribike Buzz & Lite, Izip X-cell & Trailz Enlightened, Powabyke Shopper 1-spd, Euro 6-spd, Folder, Commuter 24-spd, Velospeed November 2010 Powablade, E-Bike Retro, Sustain Edison, E-Pegasus Z-1, E-Bike Cruiser, Izip MTB Trailz, Powerscoots, Giant Twist Express RS1 24spd derailleur, Giant Twist Freedom CS Lite 8-spd Nexus, Giant Twist Freedom CS 8-spd Nexus Apr 2010 Optibike, Swiss Flyer, Swizzbee, February 2014 Ezee Dahon Bullet,

NOTES & RUNNING COSTS

1) We have decided not to test machines that fail ANY of the following criteria, except in special circumstances:

  • Must weigh less than 30kg (the legal limit is 40kg and some cheap machines actually weigh more than this)
  • No bikes with less than a 12-month battery guarantee
  • No single speed machines
  • With multiple gears, top gear must exceed 60-inches
  • No tyres of 305mm or smaller
  • Must have mudguards and lights
  • No scooter-style machine with vestigial pedals
  • No micro-scooters

2) Running costs are an approximate guide per mile, and are based on a number of assumptions (please note that extras such as insurance are not included). Note also that the actual energy costs are very much lower – typically 0.2p per mile! Most of the cost of running an electric bike is depreciation:

  • Depreciation of purchase price over ten years
  • Depreciation of battery, assuming a battery life of 500 charge cycles (nickel-cadmium or nickel-metal-hydride), or 250 cycles per guarantee year (lead-acid or lithium-ion)
  • Consumables, such as tyres and chains @ 2.5p per mile (annual mileage of 2,500 miles)
  • Electricity cost @ 15p per kWh

NOTES: Annual mileage of 2,500 miles. Mileage per full charge is based on the A to B test performance. All bikes are ridden at maximum speed. Economy will benefit from more gentle use! 3) This is the capacity of the battery measured in watt/hours. Please note that the three main types of battery are graded in slightly different ways, so capacities are not directly comparable. For example, a lead-acid battery of 400watt/hours would give similar performance to a nickel-metal hydride battery of 250watt/hours, or nickel-cadmium battery of 225 watt/hours. 4) Prices and specifications relate only to the British market and may change at short notice. Prices are either the recommended retail price or a discounted price if regularly available.