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Electric Bike Price Guide (UK)


electric bike prices1 Electric Bike Price Guide (UK)This page aims to list all the electric bikes on the UK market that meet our criteria listed in the notes at the bottom of the page. Note our running cost calculations are there too.

We only recommend electric bikes that have been road-tested and reviewed for the magazine. Consult our Electric Bikes Buyer’s Guide for reviews of the top five electric bikes.

Errors & Omissions: Please contact us if you see any errors or omissions on this page.

Remember

  • All prices include UK Value Added Tax

Our Electric Bike Recommendations

The only electric bikes we would definitely recommend are those that we have tested and are happy with the performance and UK back-up.

A second pointer can be found in our list of Manufacturers and Distributors section below. 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 (early 2014).

‘Running Costs’ are based on prices and mileage at the time of our A to B magazine test and may be considerably out of date

Key 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

Electric Bike Prices (UK)

Make Model1 Last A-to-B Test Control / Drive Running Costs2 Battery Size3 Battery UK Price (£)4 Notes
Woosh Angel - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh La £625 -
Tesco Hopper - Pedelec / Front Hub - 204Wh Li-ion £399 FOLDING
Woosh Mono - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 270Wh Li-ion £429 FOLDING
Woosh Zephyr CD - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 270Wh Li-ion £675 FOLDING
Alien Ocean Tornado - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 432Wh La £425
Woosh Zephyr - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £525 FOLDING
Thompson Euro-Tourer Oct 03 Hybrid / Rear Hub 5.4p* 432Wh La £499 * Estimated cost based on assumed range and battery replacement cost
Thompson Euro-Classic 2 Oct 03 Hybrid / Rear Hub 5.0p* 432Wh La £500 * Estimated cost based on assumed range and battery replacement cost
Easy Ride Unisex Life or MTB Lightning - Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £515 -
Powacycle Milan 2 - Rear Hub - 288Wh La £599 -
Woosh Gale - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £559 FOLDING
Easy Ride Folder - Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £549 FOLDING
Woosh Santa Ana - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £625 -
Woosh Santa Ana CD Hybrid / Rear Hubo - 540Wh Li-ion £799 Step Thro
Woosh Sirocco 7-spd - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £575 -
Woosh Aspen - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £625
A S Bikes Electrobike Mark 2 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £595 FOLDING
Cyclamatic Foldaway - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 192Wh Li-ion £599 FOLDING
Cyclotricity Revolver - Hybrid / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £649 -
Sustain Caley - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £599 FOLDING
Cyclamatic GTE Step-Through and Power Plus - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £600 -
Sustain Newton or Tesla - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £645 -
Batribike Quartz SE - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 212Wh Li-ion £649 FOLDING
Woosh Sundowner - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £725 -
A S Bikes Electrobike Mark 3 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £695 FOLDING
Cyclamatic Pro Suspension - Hybrid/Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £699 FOLDING
Sustain Halley Mark 2 - E-Bike / Front Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £695 -
Woosh Sirocco 2X - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 540Wh Li-ion £725 -
Woosh Sirocco Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £625 Mountain
Woosh Sirocco CD - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 540Wh Li-ion £799 Mountain
Alien Ocean Vortex - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £699 -
Alien Ocean Avanti - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £699 -
Avocet Viking E-Go - Hybrid / Rear Hub - Unknown Li-ion £699 FOLDING
Cyclotricity Stealth - Hybrid / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £799 -
Thompson Euro-Classic Lithium - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £699 -
Compass Marine 20 inch - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £700 FOLDING
Ezee Sprint Primo GTS - Hybrid / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion From £715
Kudos Secret - Hybrid/ Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £725 FOLDING
Alien Ocean Freedom - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £749 FOLDING
Batribike Breeze - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £749 FOLDING
Powacycle Lynx LPX and Puma LPX - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £780 FOLDING
Powacycle Salisbury LPX and Windsor LPX Oct 06 (battery in April 07) Hybrid / Rear Hub - 273Wh Li-ion £780 Recommended
Sustain Swan - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £795 -
Byocycles Chameleon 20 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £799 FOLDING
Smart-Pie - Dec 12 Ebike / Front or Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £799 Regenerative Braking 412Wh version is £80 extra
Dawes Boost City - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 265Wh Li-ion £800 -
A S Bikes Electrobike Plus - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £805 FOLDING 26″
Thompson K-Style 2 Lithium - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 180Wh Li-ion £830 -
Kudos Cobra - E-bike/ Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £835 -
Bronx Sunrunner 18-inch - Hybrid / Front Hub - 84Wh Li-ion £850 FOLDING
Claud Butler Glide 1 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 265Wh Li-ion £850 -
Kudos Safari - Hybrid/ Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £895
Kudos Tempo - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £895 Low Step-thru frame
Alien Ocean Typhoon - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £899 -
Alien Ocean Calypso - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £899 -
Bronx Sunrunner 26-inch 3-spd - Hybrid / Front Hub - 120Wh Li-ion £899 £950 with 144Wh battery, £1,100 with 144Wh battery and 7-spd
Byocycles Zest - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £899 FOLDING
Powabyke X-6 or X-6 LS Jan 09 Pedelec / Front Hub 13.2p (2009) 216Wh Li-ion £899 -
Powacycle Prague or Riga - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 273Wh Li-ion £899 -
Juicy Bikes Compact - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £899
Kudos Duke - Hybrid / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £795 -
Batribike Diamond LCD or Granite LCD - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £949 -
Batribike Quartz - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £949 FOLDING
Juicy Bikes Classic or Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £985 Bigger batteries available at extra cost
Kudos Tourer, City or Liberty - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £995 -
3E Citylight 2012 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 -
3E Mini E 2012 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 FOLDING
Alien Ocean Aurora - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 370Wh Li-ion £1099 ILLEGAL UNLESS REGISTERED
Byocycles MTB July 09 Hybrid / Rear Hub 7.7p (2009) 360Wh Li-ion Withdrawn -
EBCO Urban Commuter UCR-30 or UCL-30 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 192Wh Li-ion £999 -
Ezee Forza EV - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £995 -
Freego Wren (step-thru) - Hybrid / Rear hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 -
FreeGo Hawk (step-thru or road bike) - Hybrid / Rear hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 £1,199 with 576Wh battery
FreeGo Folder - E-Bike/Rear hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 FOLDING £1,199 with 576Wh battery
Powabyke X-24 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 216Wh Li-ion £999 -
Solex Folder - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £999 FOLDING
Volt Metro White - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 576Wh Li-ion £999 -
Dawes Boost Suburbia - Ebike / Front hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1000 -
Avocet Viking Evolution - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 364Wh Li-ion £1026 -
3E Urban 2012 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1049 -
Sachs Kobold - Pedelec / Front Hub - 192Wh Li-ion £1049 FOLDING
Volt Metro Black - Rear Hub / Pedelec - 576Wh Li-ion £1049 FOLDING
Kudos Eco - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £995 -
Momentum Electric Model T - Pedelec / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1095 -
Momentum Electric Upstart - Pedelec / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1095 -
Kudos Tornado - E-bike/ Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1095
FreeGo Regency - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1099 £1,299 with 576Wh battery
Freego Folding - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1099 FOLDING £1,299 with 576Wh battery
Smarta GT - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1099 -
Smarta LX - Hybrid / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1099 -
City Hybrid - E-Bike / Front Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1100 -
Raleigh Velo-Trail Xbar or Lowstep - Ebike / Front hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1100 -
Smarta FX Folder - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1150 FOLDING
Tonaro Enduro or Compy - Hybrid / Crank Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £1150 -
Oxygen Emate Sci - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1195 -
Batribike Sprint - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1199 -
City Runner - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1199 FOLDING
City Pioneer, Style 8 or Galileo - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1199 -
Lifecycle Classic or Harrington - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1199 -
Lifecycle Traveller - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 612Wh Li-ion £1199 FOLDING
Mobiky Youri 12-inch - Front Hub - 120Wh Li-ion £1199 FOLDING
Juicy Bikes Classic Grande April 14 Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1085
City Thunder - E-Bike / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1200 -
Raleigh Velo-Cite Xbar or Lowstep Dec 10 Pedelec / Front hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1200 -
Tonaro Bighit - Hybrid / Crank Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £1200 -
Volt Burlington - Rear Hub / Pedelec - 360Wh Li-ion £1209 -
Volt Saville - Rear Hub / Pedelec - 360Wh Li-ion £1239 -
Claud Butler Glide 2 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1249 Big price increase, but widely discounted
Ecobike Folder - Hybrid / Rear Hub - ? Li-ion £1250 FOLDING
Kudos Arriba Hybrid/ Rear Hub 360Wh Li-ion £1295
Ezee Quando - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1125 FOLDING
Tonaro Esprit - Hybrid / Crank Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £1290 -
Ezee Dahon Bullet - Hybrid / Rear Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1095 FOLDING Substantial discount
Kudos Typhoon - Hybrid/ Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1195
Oxygen Diva Style - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 432Wh Li-ion £1299 £1399 with 558Wh battery
3E Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1299 -
City Mantra - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1299 -
FreeGo Eagle (MTB step-thru or road bike) - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1299 £1,499 with 576Wh battery
Mobiky Youri 16-inch - Front Hub - 120Wh Li-ion £1299 FOLDING
Powacycle Infinium Extreme - Hybrid / Front Hub - 234Wh* Li-ion £1299 * The bike has stackable batteries. This is the capacity per battery
Volt Pulse Hybrid - Rear Hub / Pedelec - 360Wh Li-ion £1299 FOLDING
City Free Spirit Jan 09 E-Bike / Front Hub 14.9p 324Wh Li-ion £1300 -
Cytronex GT Transea 4.0 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1345 -
Giant Escape Hybrid 2 7-spd Shimano - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1350 -
Cytronex Cannondale Quick 5 Sept 08* Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1395 Recommended. * Test of similar model.
Kudos Escape - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1395
Solex Solexity Comfort - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £1399 360Wh battery for extra £100
Oxygen E-mate City - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 558Wh Li-ion £1499 -
Byocycles NuVinci-360 Oct 10* Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1449 * Test of NuVinci hub on a Raleigh bike
BH-Emotion Xpress 650 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £1450 -
Gazelle Fuente Pure Innergy Aug 11* Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £1485 £1,560 with 324Wh, £1,620 with 396Wh, £1,800 with 504Wh *Bike tested with BionX power kit
Juicy Bikes Merlin - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1485
Gazelle Orange Pure Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £1485 £1,560 with 324Wh, £1,620 with 396Wh, £1,800 with 504Wh
Kudos Eiger - Pedelec/Crank Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £1495 NuVinci hub
Cytronex Cannondale Quick CX - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1495 -
Ezee Street Mk 2 Pedelec / Front Hub 360Wh Li-ion £1495
Byocycles Ibex 28 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion Withdrawn -
EBCO Urban Commuter UCR-60 or UCL-60 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1499 -
BH-Emotion Smart - Pedelec / Front Hub - 216Wh Li-ion £1500 FOLDING
Wisper 805 Classic - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1499 -
Nano Nano-Brompton 2.0 Feb 12 E-Bike / Front Hub 13.8p 360Wh Li-ion £1529 FOLDING Recommended (Example is an M3L – prices vary for other variants)
Gazelle Chamonix Pure Innergy Feb 11* Pedelec / Front Hub 12.4p 252Wh Li-ion £1565 £1,640 with 324Wh, £1,700 with 396Wh, £1,870 with 504Wh *Test of a similar model
Cytronex Cannondale Quick 8 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1595 -
Gepida Bleda - Pedelec / Front Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1595 FOLDER
EBCO Eagle Lifestyle LRS-50 or LSL-50 April 11 Pedelec / Front Hub 15.4p 360Wh Li-ion £1599 -
Ecobike Adventure, City Ride and Elegance Step - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1599 -
Giant Twist Escape Hybrid 1 24-spd Acera - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1599 -
Lifecycle Mountain Sport, Alpine Sport or City Sport * - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 592Wh Li-ion £1599 Substantially discounted for 2012 * Switchable for high speed, which may be illegal
Sachs Saxonette - Pedelec / Front Hub - 396Wh Li-ion £1599 -
Sachs Beast - Pedelec / Front Hub - 378Wh Li-ion £1599 Recommended. Widely discounted
AVE Bosch Easy - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive - 300Wh Li-ion £1599
BH-Emotion Urban 700 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £1600 -
Cytronex Cannondale Quick 3 Sept 08* Pedelec / Front Hub 7.7p 148Wh NiMH £1645 Recommended * Test of a slightly different model
Cytronex Cannondale Capo Aug 09 Pedelec / Front Hub 10.2p 148Wh NiMH £1650 Recommended
Gazelle Orange Plus Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £1665 £1,740 with 324Wh, £1,800 with 396W, £1,980 with 504Wh
Gazelle Fuente Plus Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £1695 £1,770 with 324Wh, £1,830 with 396Wh, £2,010 with 504Wh
Kettler Hybritech Twin City Nexus 8spd - Pedelec / Crank motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1695 Recommended
Giant Twist Esprit Power or Elegance - Pedelec / Front Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1699 Widely discounted
Powacycle Infinium Continental - Pedelec / Front Hub - 234Wh Li-ion £1699 -
Freego Martin Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 720Wh Li-ion £1699 NEW
Solex Solexity Smart - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £1699 NEW      360Wh battery an extra £100
BH-Emotion Street 650 - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1700 Recommended
KTM Amparo 8 eco Pedelec / Panasonic crank Motor 302Wh Li-ion £1700
KTM Macina Cross 300 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 300Wh Li-ion £1700 Cross 400 has 400Wh battery for £1,900
Raleigh Dover 3-spd Aug 10 Pedelec / Crank motor 10.7p 208Wh Li-ion £1600 Recommended. Substantially discounted
Wisper 905 Classic - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 592Wh Li-ion £1649 -
Wisper 705 Classic - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 592Wh Li-ion £1649 -
Cytronex Cannondale Quick CX700 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1750 -
BH-Emotion Urban 700 Inner - Pedelec / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1785 -
Cytronex GT Transea 1.0 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1,795 -
Ezee Sprint LDS8 (Step thru) - Hybrid / Front Hub - 504Wh Li-ion £1595 Substantially discounted
Ezee Torq Mk 3 or Sprint GTS 8 - Hybrid / Front Hub - 504Wh Li-ion £1595 Substantially discounted
Ezee Forza Mk 2 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 504Wh Li-ion £1595
Ansmann Folder, Trekking, Trek Lady or City Wave - Pedelec / Front Hub ???Wh Li-ion £1699 NEW FOR 2013
Swiss Flyer C Series - Pedelec / Panasonic hub - 312Wh Li-ion £1,795 Much cheaper for 2014. More expensive variants available
AVE MH-E Town Delight - Pedelec / Bosch Crank motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1799 Recommended
AVE XH-3 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1799 Recommended
BH-Emotion Cross 700 - Pedelec / Crank motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1800 -
Gazelle Orange Plus Innergy XT - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £1825 £1,900 with 324Wh, £1,960 with 396Wh, £2,140 with 504Wh
BH-Emotion City 700 July 09 Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 10.8-11.1p 260Wh Li-ion £1850 Recommended
Ezee Yuba el Mundo or Expedir Hybrid / Front Hub 504Wh Li-ion £1850 Cargo Bikes
Spencer Ivy Spencer or Ivy - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1895 -
Gepida Reptila 900 - Pedelec Bosch Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £1895
AVE TH-5 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1899 Recommended
BH-Emotion NEO Xtrem City - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1900 -
BH-Emotion NEO Xtrem Cross - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1900 Recommended
BH-Emotion Offroad 650 - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1900 -
BH-Emotion Volt - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 208Wh Li-ion £1900 FOLDING
KTM Amparo M Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 475Wh Li-ion £1900
Trek Valencia+ - Pedelec / BionX Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1900 Old models are on sale at a substantial discount
Trek FX+ - Pedelec / BionX Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1900 Old models are on sale at a substantial discount
Gazelle Orange Xtra Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 255Wh Li-ion £1915 £1,990 with 324Wh, £2,050 with 396Wh, £2,230 with 504Wh
Moustache Mountain 26 9-spd - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1950 Recommended
Moustache City 26, Urban 26 or Trekking 28 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1950
Swiss Flyer T Series - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 312Wh Li-ion £1995 Cheaper for 2014. More expensive variants are available
Swiss Flyer Folding Bike - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Drive - 312Wh Li-ion £1995 FOLDING Cheaper for 2014
Swiss Flyer Kompact - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Drive - 312Wh Li-ion £1995 Cheaper for 2014
Cytronex Bad Boy Rigid SLX - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1995 -
Kettler Layana Hybritech Nexus 8spd - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1995 -
Gepida Reptila 1000, Berig, Ruger 29er or Asgard 27.5 - Pedelec /Bosch Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £1995
Solex Solexity Infinity - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion NEW             360Wh battery extra £100, 432Wh battery extra £200
Lifecycle 500 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 612Wh Li-ion £1999 ILLEGAL UNLESS REGISTERED
Lifecycle Mountain Sport Endurance - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 1,008Wh Li-ion £1999 Biggest battery currently available
BH-Emotion Xenion 650 Dec 11 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 13.6p 288Wh Li-ion £2000 Recommended
Dahon Boost - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 133Wh Li-ion £2000 Substantially discounted for 2012
KTM Ampao 8M Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 475Wh Li-ion £2,000 Also 8M 555 with 554Wh battery at £2,050, or XL 8M with 554Wh battery at £2,250
KTM Amparo 8RT Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 475Wh Li-ion £2,000 Also 8RT M with 554Wh battery at £2,150
KTM Macina Bold, HS 300 or Eight 300 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 300Wh Li-ion £2,000 HS 400 or Eight 400 have 400Wh battery for £2,150
Gazelle Chamonix Xtra Innergy 7-spd Nexus Feb 11* Pedelec / Front Hub 12.4p 252Wh Li-ion £2015 £2,090 with 324Wh, £2,150 with 396Wh, £2,330 with 504Wh *Test of a similar model
Hercules Robert and Roberta - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2056
Sparta Ion DTS - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £2079 -
Sparta RXS Light - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £2091 -
Cytronex Bad Boy Ultra 8 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £2095 -
Gazelle Medeo Xtra Innergy XT - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2095 £2,170 with 324Wh, £2,230 with 396Wh, £2,410 with 504Wh
Kalkhoff Agattu C8 or C8 HS Impulse April 12 Pedelec / Impulse Crank Motor 21.5p 540Wh Li-ion £1795 Recommended
BH-Emotion Diamond Wave - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2100 -
BH-Emotion Max 700 - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2100 TANDEM
BH-Emotion Sport - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2100 -
Haibike eQ Xduro RC - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2116 -
Gazelle Orange Excellent Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2130 £2,210 with 324Wh, £2,270 with 396Wh, £2,450 with 504Wh
Sparta RX Plus - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2175 -
Gepida Alboin 100 or Alboin 100 CRS - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £2195 -
AVE SH-9 Roadster - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2199 -
BH-Emotion Xenion 700 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2200 £2,310 with 432Wh battery
Haibike eQ Trekking - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2201 -
Moustache Mountain 26 10-spd - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2,250 -
KTM Macina 11 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 300Wh Li-ion £2,250
Moustache City 26 NuVinci, Mountain 26 NuVinci - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2,250 -
Cytronex Bad Boy Fatty Headshock - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £2295 -
Cytronex Cannondale Caad 10 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £2295 -
Heinzmann Comfort or Tour - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2,295 -
Kalkhoff Agattu XXL Impulse - Pedelec / Impulse Crank Motor - 540Wh Li-ion £2,295 -
KTM Macina Race Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor  - 400Wh Li-ion £2,400 -
Ansmann MTB 26-inch wheel Pedelec / Rear Direct Drive Hub  - ???Wh Li-ion £1,699 -
Kalkhoff Pro-Connect BS10 June 12 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2,595 Recommended SPORTS CATEGORY
Kalkhoff Pro-Connect i8 Feb 14 Pedelec / Impulse Crank Motor - 612Wh Li-ion £1,998 Recommended
AVE XH-5 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2,299
BH-Emotion Race - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2,300 -
KTM eRace  - Pedelec / Rear hub  - 413Wh Li-ion £2,300 Panasonic system
Gazelle Medeo Excellent Innergy XT - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2315 £2,390 with 324Wh, £2,490 with 396Wh, £2,630 with 504Wh
Haibike eQ XDuro RC FS - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2370 -
Haibike eQ Trekking - Pedelec /Crank Motor - 296Wh Li-ion £2395 -
AVE TH-9 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2399 -
Storck Raddar Multitask SE - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2499 -
KTM Macina Nuvinci Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive  400Wh  Li-ion  £2,500
Sparta Double-E - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2510 TANDEM
Sparta E-Kargo - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £2510 BAKFIETS LOADCARRIER Substantial price increase for 2012
Koga E-Xtension - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2519 -
Haibike eQ XDuro RX - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2568 -
KTM eShopper Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 300Wh Li-ion £2,600
KTM eRace P650 Pedelec / Rear Hub Motor 413Wh Li-ion £2,600 Panasonic system. Also eTour at £2,250, eRace P or eStyle at £2,300, and eCross P at £2,150
Koga E-Runner - Pedelec / Rear Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £2649 -
Koga E-Comfort - Pedelec / Front Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £2649 -
Kalkhoff Agattu C11 Premium - Pedelec / Impulse Crank Motor - 540Wh Li-ion £2695  -
AVE TH-11 Semi-Lowstep Pedelec / Bosch Crank motor 288Wh Li-ion £2699 -
Kalkhoff S11 - Pedelec / Crank motor - 612Wh Li-ion £2795 Recommended SPORTS CATEGORY
AVE XH-7 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2799 NEW FOR 2012
BH-Emotion Carbon - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2800 £2,940 with 432Wh battery
Heinzmann Estelle Elegance - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2815 -
Heinzmann Estelle Sport - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2825 -
Haibike eQ Xduro RX FS - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2879 -
Storck Raddar Multitask - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2899 Bosch system
Koga E-Special - Pedelec / Rear Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £2964 Dual-battery derivatives are available
Ansmann MTB 29-inch wheel - Pedelec / Rear Direct Drive Hub - ???Wh Li-ion £2,999 NEW FOR 2013
Storck Raddar Multiroad Carbon – Shimano Deore - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub Motor - 252Wh Li-ion £3159 -
Birdy Hybrid Dec 10 Pedelec / Rear Hub - 230Wh Li-ion £3169 FOLDING
Kalkhoff Sahel Pro S11 - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 504Wh Li-ion £3595 SPORT CATEGORY
R & M Delite Hybrid 2 Mountain - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £3949 Bosch system
Storck Raddar Multiroad Carbon – Shimano XT - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub Motor - 252Wh Li-ion £3699 -
Kalkhoff Pro-Connect XTR S10 - Pedelec / Crank motor - 504Wh Li-ion £3995 SPORT CATEGORY
Storck Cosworth Storck Cosworth EFV - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub Motor - 252Wh Li-ion £3999 -
R & M Kendu NuVinci - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £3999 Bosch system Breathtakingly expensive
R & M Delite Hybrid 2 Touring - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 400Wh Li-ion £4549 Bosch system Breathtakingly expensive
R & M Delite Hybrid 2 Rohloff - Pedelec / Crank motor - 400Wh Li-ion £5549 Bosch system Outrageously expensive

Electric Trike Prices (UK)

Make
Model1
Last
A-to-B
Test
Control / Drive
Running Costs2
Battery
Capacity
Battery
UK Price4
Notes
PowabykePowatryke Cruiser 20" wheelApril 2007Front Hub8.1p (2007)504WhLa£1,039£1,199 with 360Wh Li-ion battery
PowabykePowatryke Cruiser 24" wheel-Front Hub-504WhLa£1,099-
MissionTrilogy 20-inch-Ebike / Front Hub-216WhLi-ion£1,200-
BronxSunRunner 24-inch-Hybrid / Front Hub-130WhLi-ion£1,200£1,650 with 260Wh battery
BronxSunRunner 20-inch-Hybrid / Front Hub-130WhLi-ion£1,250£1,630 with 260Wh battery
Velo ElectriqueCargo E250Feb 2014Ebike / Front Hub15.8p (2014)360WhLi-ion£1,395Only trike with 'tadpole' layout
MissionTrilogy 20-inch or 24-inchEbike / Front HubLi-ion£1,399Bigger battery from April 2013
VeliacThree-Hybrid / Front Hub-360WhLi-ion£1,490 -
MissionSolo 20-inchEbike / Front HubLi-ion£1,499Bigger battery from April 2013
MissionTransmission 24-inch-Ebike / Front Hub-360WhLi-ion£1,500-
BronxSunRunner 20-inch 3-speed-Hybrid / Front Hub-260WhLi-ion£1,680-
BronxSunRunner 24-inch 3-speed-Hybrid / Front Hub-260WhLi-ion£1,700-
Di BlasiR34 20-inch-Pedelec / Rear Chain Drive-204WhNiMH£2,470FOLDING Breathtaking price increase
MaxproEcoTaxi – Heinzmann motor-Ebike / Front Hub-1,056WhLa£3,990-
MaxproStreet Flyer – Heinzmann Motor-Ebike / Front Hub-1,056WhLa£4,790-
Cycles MaximusPedicab/Cargo - Heinzmann MotorDec 03Ebike / Front Hub-1,100WhLa£5,026-
Cycles MaximusPedicab/Cargo - Lynch MotorDec 03Pedelec / Rear Chain Drive-864WhLa£6,921-

New subscribers can order a ‘get-started’ six-pack of magazine back numbers covering key electric cycles at HALF the usual price! See the subscription page for details.

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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
Newcomer but also selling long-established Synergie brand
Alien Ocean European Hub, 1 – 9 Plantation Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9LP
tel: 01592 780528
email: jim@alienocean.co.uk

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, EBCO, KED, Mobiky, Solex
New in February 2011, but they seem to know what they’re doing
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

Birdy
Always friendly, but wow are they expensive bikes
Riese und Müller GmbH, Haasstraße 6, 64293 DARMSTADT, Germany
+49 6151 366860
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 2JN
tel: 023 92 488300
email: sales@byocycles.com

BionX
Cracking stuff in theory, but expensive and unreliable. Now with another UK distributor. It can’t last.
BionX UK
email: bionxuk@gmail.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

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

City, Galileo
Trades under a confusing variety of names
Powered Bicycles, 50-52 Main Street, Long Eaton, NOTTINGHAM NG10 1GN
tel: 01159 727201 or 728251
email: sales@poweredbicycles.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

Cycles Maximus
Long-established, helpful and friendly
6-10 Rear of Kensington Place, London Road, BATH BA1 6AW
tel: 01225 319414
email: info@cyclesmaximus.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

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

Ezee, Ansmann
New distributor in 2012
Cyclezee Ltd, 3 Guest Gardens, MILTON KEYNES MK13 0AF
tel: 07962 407799
email: john@cyclezee.com

Electro-Drive
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
Very nice people, quite new to electric bikes
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 & Wisper
New grouping, bringing together Freego and the long-established Wisper brand. Also selling pricey R&M bikes
FreeGo Wisper Group, 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 go ahead 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 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
Currently between bikes
KarbonKinetics Ltd, New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, LONDON EC4V 6BJ
tel: 01268 288208
email: customerservices@gocycle.com

Greenedgebikes
Appear to have gone as quickly as they arrived

Heinzmann
There appears to be no UK distributor for Heinzmann in early 2014

Izip
There appears to be no UK distributor for Izip in early 2014

Juicy Bikes
Helpful and knowledgeable
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
Never tell us anything, but they’re still there apparently
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

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 2014

Momentum Electric
Brand new, but helpful, friendly and knowledgeable
tel: 0207 254 8751
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 2.0
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
Quite new. Oxygen is similar to Wisper
Eco Transport Solutions Ltd, 4 Howmic Court, Arlington Road, EAST TWICKENHAM, TW1 2BD
tel: 0208 4040 782
email: sales@oxygenbicycles.co.uk

Powabyke, Powatryke

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

Sachs
Sideline by motorcycle distributor
Three Cross Motorcycles, Unit 8, Victory Close, Woolsbridge Industrial Estate, Three Legged Cross, Dorset BH21 6SP
tel: 01202 810100
email: sales@sachsbikes.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

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

Sparta, Haibike, Koga
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
New Dorset-based distributor
Chalmington Farm, Chalmington, DORCHESTER DT2 oHB
tel: 020 7099 1130

Sparticle (see Cambridge)

Sunstar I-Bike
French distributor covering Europe
tel: +33 (0)478 375044

Storck Raddar
New UK distributor for top-end German bikes
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
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 early 2014

Trek
Unit B, Maidstone Road, Milton Keynes, MK10 0BE
tel: 01908 282626

MTF Enterprises
No exclusive products, but a good contact for trikes
MTF Enterprises, PO Box 335, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 9DS
tel: 01892 515110

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

Tonaro
New distributor for interesting Far Eastern crankdrive
Powerpedals, Unit 6, Woodlands Enterprise Centre, Pathfields Business Park, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3BY
tel: 01884 230620
email: phil@powerpedals.co.uk

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

Velo Electrique
New trike manufacturer. Full of ideas
Velo Electrique Ltd, Salterns Road, POOLE BH14 8BL
tel: 07917 698438
email: info@veloelectrique.co.uk

Volt
New, but seems very competent
Electric Bike Store, Axe & Bottle Court, 70 Newcomen Street, LONDON SE1 1YT
tel: 020 7378 4728
email: info@electric-bike-store.co.uk

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

Yamaha
(No longer made, 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’re looking for one to list here!

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

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.



  

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