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Electric Bike Price Guide (UK)

electric bike prices1 Electric Bike Price Guide (UK)As a rule, 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.
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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 (late 2014).

The battery guarantee is one of the most important things 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 months battery guarantee is now the norm, but unless the battery has actually failed, there’s a problem measuring how weak the battery 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.

The bikes we recommend are marked in bold

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 Bikes Under £1,300 (UK)

Manufacturer Model1 Test Date 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 FOLDER
Tesco Hopper Urban Small Battery Pedelec / Front Hub ? 216Wh Li-ion £490 Too expensive
Thompson Euro-Classic 2 Oct 03 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
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
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
Ezee Dahon Bullet - Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 360Wh Li-ion £595 Remaindered stock – excellent value
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 £600 1990s friction technology. Not even a contender
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
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
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
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
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
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 Oct 06 (battery in April 07) 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 Also LDS at £850
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
Byocycles Chameleon 20 - Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £799 FOLDING
EBCO Urban Commuter UCL-10 or UCR-10 - Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 317Wh Li-ion £799 Small battery for the price
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
Byocycles Chamelion 20 - Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £849 Expensive tat
Juicy Bikes Original Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £885 Similar Hybrid, Classic and Sport are £985
Kudos Tempo - Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £895 For smaller folk – low Step-thru and 24-inch wheels
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. A shade expensive
Avocet Viking Harrier SE - Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 204Wh Li-ion £900 20-inch wheel FOLDER Very poor value for money
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
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
Claud Butler Glide 1 - Hybrid / Rear Hub ? 360Wh Li-ion £1000 Over-priced, trading on quality badge
EBCO Urban Commuter UCR-30 or UCL-30 - Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 317Wh Li-ion £999 Rather expensive, limited battery capacity
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
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 Jan 09 Pedelec / Front Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1079 Bigger battery at last, but a bit expensive
Juicy Bikes Classic Grande April 14 Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1085 Cheapest bike with 28-inch wheels
Momentum Model T - Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £1095 Smallish battery, but cheapest bikes with pedal torque sensing, and 2-speed auto hub
Momentum Upstart - Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £1095 Smallish battery, but cheapest bikes with pedal torque sensing, and 2-speed auto hub
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
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 speed hub and now realistically priced
Kudos Typhoon - Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1195 Huge price increase
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
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 currently the cheapest European bike and a REAL Dutch roadster
Kudos Arriba - Hybrid/ Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1295  -
Ezee Street Mk 2 - Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1295 Over-priced small-wheeled bike
Tonaro Esprit - Hybrid / Crank Motor 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1290 The cheapest crank drive, but the Chinese system is not very good
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. 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
EBCO Lifestyle LSF-40 - Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 240Wh Li-ion £1299 A triumph of styling over substance

Electric Bikes Over £1,300 (UK)

Apologies while the table is being updated

Manufacturer Model1 Last A-to-B Test Control / Drive Battery Guarantee Battery Size3 Battery UK Price (£)4 Notes
Volt Burlington - Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 432Wh Li-ion £1309 -
Cytronex GT Transea 4.0 - Pedelec / Front Hub 12 months 148Wh NiMH £1345 Conventional bike with small, but long-lasting, reliable NiMH battery. This is the cheapest – there are many models
Raleigh Velo-cite or Velo-trail - Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 414Wh Li-ion £1350  Almost no equipment. You’re paying for the brand and dealer network
Raleigh Stow E-way - Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 144Wh Li-ion £1380 Ludicrously over-priced and under-batteried. Appears to be a badged Izip Urban folder
Bronx Sunrunner - Front Hub ? 144Wh Li-ion £1380 Ludicrously over-priced and under-batteried
 Kudos Escape - Pedelec / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1395 Good brakes and gears
PoweredBicycles Free Spirit 2 Ultralight Jan 09 E-bike / Front Hub 12 months 306Wh Li-ion £1399 Much too expensive for a battery of this capacity, and not especially light
Giant Escape Hybrid 2 E+ - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub 24 months 317Wh Li-ion £1399 Revamped, but smallish battery and probably a bit weak for UK conditions
Giant Twist Lite 1W - Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 300Wh Li-ion £1399 Similar to 2W, but with front suspension and 8-spd Nexus hub
Lifecycle Traveller - Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 612Wh Li-ion £1399 FOLDING. Outrageous price for this, but quite a big battery
PoweredBicycles City Mantra - Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 306Wh Li-ion £1399 Quite expensive for the spec
Volt Pulse - Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 432Wh Li-ion £1399 A bit expensive for the spec. £1599 with 576Wh battery
Joule Micro Prism - Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 432Wh Li-ion £1399 Small wheeled version of Prism. Cheapest bike with NuVinci auto-hub, but heavy and spoilt by small wheels
Gepida Reptila 1000 Yamaha - Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Motor 24 months (activated at >50% capacity loss) 208Wh Li-ion £1399 Cheapest European crank drive, but laughably small battery
Juicy Bikes Merlin - Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1422 Much too expensive for the spec
Sparta Country Tour - Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £1425 Nice, well-equipped town bike
Solex Solexity Comfort - Pedelec / Front Hub 18 months 288Wh Li-ion £1499 Rather disappointing spec, but interesting Pininfarina styling. 360Wh battery seems to be an extra £100
Oxygen E-mate City - Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >35% capacity loss) 558Wh Li-ion £1499 Nice spec for the money, but rather quibbly guarantee
Joule Prism S - Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 432Wh Li-ion £1449 Interesting spec, with NuVinci-360 auto-hub, but very heavy
 Juicy Bike Merlin - Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1485 Too expensive for this basic spec
Kudos Eiger - Pedelec / TCM Crank Motor 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1495 Interesting spec, including NuVinci auto-hub
Mobiky Youri 16 - Front Hub 12 months 143Wh Li-ion £1499 16-inch FOLDER. Breath-taking price for a bike with a poor fold and tiny battery. You can double the battery capacity for an extra £200
Mobiky Youri - Front Hub 12 months 324Wh Li-ion £1699 16-inch FOLDER. Breath-taking price for a bike with a poor fold and so-so battery.
Wisper 806 Classic - Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 324Wh Li-ion £1499 FOLDING A premium for the brand name – much too expensive for what it is
 Gazelle Chamonix Pure Innergy Feb 11* Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 252Wh Li-ion £1799 £1879 with 324Wh, £1949 with 396Wh, £2139 with 504Wh
*Test of a similar model
Yuba elMundo or Expidir - Hybrid / Front Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1550 Ezee-powered cargo bikes. Well-equipped and reasonably priced, with two-year battery guarantee
 Gepida Bleda - Pedelec / Front Hub ? 216Wh Li-ion £1595 FOLDER. Miniscule battery for the price
 EBCO Eagle Lifestyle LRS-50 or LSL-50 April 11 Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1599 Interesting styling and modest battery capacity, but this is quite big money
Harrington Classic -  Ebike / Rear Hub  24 months  Unknown La £1599 Lovely retro styling, but retro battery. Incredibly heavy, and expensive
Saxonette X Road - Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £1599 The most boring Saxonette
 Saxonette Beast - Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 378Wh Li-ion £1599 Easy Rider styling
AVE TH-7 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £1599 Heavily discounted. Temporarily the cheapest Bosch system
Raleigh Dover Aug 10 Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 24 months 312Wh Li-ion £1600 Modest battery capacity and basic 3-spd hub. Worth bartering on price
Ecobike Urban - Pedelec / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1650 FOLDER. Very expensive. Pedelec-only, no throttle
Ecobike Adventure, City or Elegance - Pedelec / Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh Li-ion £1650 Very expensive. Pedelec-only, no throttle
Kalkhoff Sahel Premium i360 Harmony - Pedelec / Crank motor 24 months 540Wh Li-ion £1650 Heavily discounted, with great equipment and NuVinci auto-hub
Kettler HybritechTwin City - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor Prob 24 months (Panasonic guarantee) 260Wh Li-ion £1695 Small battery, but good spec, including Nexus 8-spd hub
KTM Macina Force 27 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £1699 Currently cheapest package with Bosch 400Wh battery
Solex Solexity Infinity - Pedelec / Front Hub 18 months 288Wh Li-ion £1699 Stylish, but small battery, and conventional spec. 432Wh battery extra £200
Joule Prism 2 S - Hybrid / Front Hub 12 months 432Wh Li-ion £1699 As for Prism, but batteries concealed in frame
LifeCycle Alpine Sport or Mountain Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 612Wh Li-ion £1699 Dreary Far Eastern spec at premium price, but big battery
Infinium Continental - Pedelec / Front Hub ? 234Wh Li-ion £1699 Very expensive. The bike has stackable batteries of this capacity, but extra batteries cost £325
 FreeGo Martin Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 720Wh Li-ion £1699 Dreary spec, but very large battery
Wisper 705 or 905 Classic - Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 592Wh Li-ion £1699 Big battery, but fundamentally a very conventional bike at a premium price
Giant Talon E+1 or Roam XR E+ - Pedelec / Gearless Rear Hub 24 months 400Wh Li-ion £1749 Quality manufacturer, and technically interesting MTBs, but gearless hub is not ideal off-road
Kalkhoff Tasman City HG or 8G
- Pedelec / Crank Motor 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1795 Cheapest of the classic fully-equipped crank motor bikes
 AVE MH-E Town Delight - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £1799 Funky looks, 8-spd hub, and  cheapest bike with Bosch crank motor. Smaller battery than the Kalkhoffs, but excellent
AVE XH-3 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £1799 MTB, same technology as MH-E
KTM Macina Cross 8-400 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £1799 Yet another MTB with 8-spd Nexus hub. Extra £100 with 400Wh battery
Smart ebike - Pedelec / BionX Gearless Rear Hub 24 months or 600 charges (activated at >30% capacity loss) 423Wh Li-ion £1800 Cool styling, interesting transmission: belt drive, 3-spd hub, BionX-based motor
Haibike sDuro HardSeven - Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £1849 2015 model. Good value MTB using new Yamaha crank motor. Watch out Bosch!
Heinzmann CERES eST City - Pedelec / Gearless Motor 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1890 Great to see Heinzmann back in the UK, and good spec at this price
 Spencer Ivy step-thru or top tube - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 24 months 260Wh Li-ion £1895 Stylish retro-chic bikes, but small Panasonic battery
Kalkhoff Tasman Impulse 8HS - Pedelec / Crank motor 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1895 With Magura hydraulic brakes
Kalkhoff Pro Connect Xion 27 Aug 13 Pedelec / Rear Gearless Motor 24 months 558Wh Li-ion £1895 Unusual Kalkhoff with gearless hub motor
Gepida Reptila 900 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £1895 Nice East European bike – used to be cheap as chips. 400Wh battery extra £100
AVE TH-5 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £1899 Great bike, but loses out to Kalkhoff on battery capacity
KTM Macina 8 or Fun 9 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £1899 Good value, with Bosch 400Wh battery
Giant Prime E+ 2W - Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £1899 Other Giant models are much better value
Nano Brompton 2.1 Feb 12 Ebike / Front Hub 12 months (activated at >15% capacity loss) 180 or 360Wh Li-ion £1900 FOLDING. Getting expensive, but works really well (price varies, depending on bike spec, much cheaper as a kit)
BH Emotion City Wave - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive 24 months 288Wh Li-ion £1949 288Wh battery is not competitive at this price. 476Wh is an extra £200 on the City Plus
Heinzmann Pan e-TR-U or eTr-G - Pedelec / Gearless Rear Hub 24 months 396Wh Li-ion £1950 Quality German bike with good spec. Also with 515Wh battery
KTM Amparo - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 540Wh Li-ion £1995 Well-equipped, including Magura hydraulic brakes, big battery
Kalkhoff Impulse Ergo NuVinci Harmony - Pedelec / Crank Motor 24 months 540Wh Li-ion £1995 NuVinci auto-hub is heavy but effective. Not the latest drive system
Swiss Flyer T Series - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 24 months 312Wh Li-ion £1995 Nicely equipped, but Panasonic battery looks small at this price
Swiss Flyer Folder-Series - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Drive 24 months 312Wh Li-ion £1995 FOLDING. Panasonic battery looks small at this price
Swiss Flyer Kompact - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Drive 24 months 312Wh Li-ion £1995 Panasonic battery looks small at this price
Swiss Flyer C Series - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Drive 24 months 312Wh Li-ion £1995 Nicely equipped, but Panasonic battery looks small at this price
Kettler Layana Hybritech Nexus 8spd - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor Prob 24 months (Panasonic guarantee) 260Wh Li-ion £1995 Nice bike, but not at this price!
Gepida Reptila 1000, Berig, Ruger 29er or Asgard 27.5 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £1995 Some nice equipment, but on the expensive side
Kalkhoff Pro Connect B10 LX June 12 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months 400Wh Li-ion £1995 Well equipped, and cheapest bike with Bosch 400Wh battery
Kalkhoff Endeavour BS10 400Wh - Pedelec / Crank Motor 24 months 400Wh Li-ion £1995 Well-equipped, and cheapest bike in the 25mph SPORT CLASS
AVE Bosch Easy - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £1999 -
Raleigh Motus - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months 400Wh Li-ion £1999 Well equipped Raleigh
LifeCycle Mountain Sport Endurance - Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 1008Wh Li-ion £1999 Pricey Far Eastern bike – lacking equipment, but Tecktro hydraulic discs, and twin batteries give up to 100 mile range
Koga E-Xtension - Pedelec / Gearless Rear Hub 24 months 317Wh Li-ion £1999 From same stable as Sparta bikes. Basic price, there are many options
Sparta RX+ - Pedelec / Gearless Front Hub 24 months 300Wh Li-ion £2030 Quiet, well-equipped, but a little weak for hillier areas. Bigger batteries (up to 600Wh) cost quite a bit more
Gepida Alboin - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2095 Bosch 400Wh battery, but pricey
Kalkhoff Pro-Connect Impulse Alfine 8G Feb 14 (similar model) Pedelec / Crank Motor 24 months 612Wh Li-ion £2095 The biggest Kalkhoff battery. Good value at this price
KTM eCross P - Pedelec / Panasonic Rear Hub Motor 24 months 414Wh Li-ion £2050 Crank motor and more compact battery suit MTBs better
 KTM Macina Sport 10 Plus  - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor  24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2100 Bosch 400Wh battery, but pricey
KTM Macina Dual - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor  24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2099 Bosch 400Wh battery, but pricey
Solexity Smart - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £2149 Upgrade with Bosch system coming 2015. Stylish but expensive
BH-Emotion City Plus - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 24 months 476Wh Li-ion £2149 A little pricey for the spec, but big battery
Kalkhoff Pro-Connect Impulse 10 - Pedelec / Crank Motor 24 mnoths 612Wh Li-ion £2195
BH-Emotion NEO Volt Sport Lite - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 24 months 324Wh Li-ion £2199 Breathtakingly expensive FOLDER
BH-Emotion NEO Cross or Evo City - Pedelec / Rear Hub Motor 24 months 432Wh Li-ion £2199 Battery neatly integrated into the frame
KTM Macina Cross Plus 10 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2250 -
Sparta E-speed - Pedelec / Gearless Rear Hub 24 months 500Wh Li-ion £2278 25mph SPORT CLASS. Cheapest bike in this class. 500Wh battery in frame, or 1,000Wh version £3127
Haibike sDuro HardNine - Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2299 2015 model. Technically interesting 20-spd derailleur with new Yamaha crank motor
Kalkhoff Jarifa Impulse 27R 3.0 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive 24 months 612Wh Li-ion £2395 Good value top-end eMTB with whacking great battery
AVE XH-5 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 288Wh Li-ion £2299  We expect a bigger battery at this price!
BH-Emotion NEO Race or EVO Street - Pedelec / Rear Hub Motor 24 months 432Wh Li-ion £2299 Battery neatly integrated into the frame
 AVE TH-9 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank motor 24 months or 500 charges 288Wh Li-ion £2399 We expect a bigger battery at this price!
Haibike SDuro Trekking RC - Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2399 2015 model. New Yamaha system
Heinzmann ATLAS eMB - Pedelec / Gearless Rear Hub 24 months 515Wh Li-ion £2450 -
Kalkhoff Agattu C11 Premium - Pedelec / Crank Motor 24 months 540Wh Li-ion £2495 -
Kalkhoff Endeavour Impulse S10 XT - Pedelec / Crank Motor 24 months 612Wh Li-ion £2495 25mph SPORT CLASS
BH-Emotion NEO 29er or 650B - Pedelec /  Rear Hub Motor 24 months 432Wh Li-ion £2499 Battery neatly integrated into the frame
Sparta Double-E - Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 500Wh Li-ion £2541 TANDEM – not common!
Electric Transport Shop Cargo L - Hybrid / Front Hub ? 240Wh Li-ion £2410 BAKFIETS LOADCARRIER
Basic price, there are many options
KTM Macina eShopper - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2499 Nice spec, but you really don’t need to pay this much!
KTM Macina Race 29 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2600  Not a lot of bike for this sort of money to be honest
 KTM eRace P650 - Pedelec / Rear Hub Motor 24 months or 500 charges 413Wh Li-ion £2600 Panasonic hub motor system
Haibike X-duro Trekking - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2799 Bit hard to justify the price
KTM Macina Race 27 or 29 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2799 Bit hard to justify the price
AVE XH-7 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 288Wh Li-ion £2799 Particularly hard to justify the price
Haibike X-duro SL RX - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £2850 We expect a bigger battery at this price!
Kalkhoff Endeavour S11 April 14 Pedelec / Crank Motor 24 months 612Wh Li-ion £2999 25mph SPORT CLASS. Cracking good bike, but a barrel of cash
Moustache Friday 26 NuVinci - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2999 Nice bike, but you can buy all this for a lot less!
AVE TH-11 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £2999 Nice bike, but you can buy all this for a lot less!
BH-Emotion NEO Carbon - Pedelec / Rear Hub Motor 24 months 432Wh Li-ion £3099 Light, but not astonishingly so. Battery neatly integrated into the frame
Koga E-Special - Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 500Wh Li-ion £3099 Light, but not really worth this sort of money
Mando Footloose - Pedelec / Chainless Electric 24 months 300Wh Li-ion £3349 FOLDING. Fascinating spec, series electric transmission
Riese & Muller Delite Hybrd ll Mountain - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £3469 Cheapest of R&M’s breathtakingly expensive bikes. See below for the most expensive
Kalkhoff Jarifa Impulse S27 - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 612Wh Li-ion £3595 28mph SPORT CATEGORY
Cracking bike but what a price!
Kalkhoff Thron Impulse Premium - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 612Wh Li-ion £3595 If you have this much to spend, spend it on the SPORT class!
Riese & Muller Kendu NuVinci - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh Li-ion £3989 Absurdly expensive small wheeler – doesn’t even fold
Haibike Xduro AMT RX 27.5 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £3999 Top-end MTB, but hard to justify this sort of price
Haibike Nduro RX 26″ Gen 2 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £4499 Top-end MTB, but even more hard to justify this sort of price
Riese & Muller Delite Hybrid ll Rohloff -  Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh Li-ion £4339 You would only buy an electric bike for £4339 if you had more money than sense

Electric Trike Prices (UK)

Make Model1 Last A-to-B Test Control / Drive Battery Capacity Battery UK Price4 Notes
Mission Trilogy 20-inch Ebike / Front Hub 216Wh Li-ion £1,200 -
Batribike Trike 20 - Ebike / Front Hub 360Wh Li-ion £1,399 Cheapest practical trike. Nice 3-spd hub
Powabyke Powatryke Cruiser 20″ wheel April 07 Front Hub 324Wh Li-ion £1,400 -
Velo Electrique Cargo E250 Feb 14 Ebike/Front Hub 360Wh Li-ion £1,455 ‘Tadpole’ Bakfiets layout
Mission Solo 20-inch - Ebike / Front Hub 324Wh Li-ion £1,499 -
Powabyke Powatryke Cruiser 24″ wheel - Front Hub 324Wh Li-ion £1,500 -
Bronx SunRunner 24-inch - Hybrid / Front Hub 130Wh Li-ion £2,100 Very big price increase
Bronx SunRunner 20-inch - Hybrid / Front Hub 130Wh Li-ion £2,160 Very big price increase
Babboe E-Curve - Pedelec / Rear Hub 350Wh Li-ion £2449 ‘Tadpole’ Bakfiets layout
Di Blasi R34 20-inch - Pedelec / Rear Chain Drive 204Wh Li-ion £2830 FOLDING Breathtaking price increase
Maxpro EcoTaxi + Heinzmann motor - Ebike / Front Hub 1,056Wh La £3,990 -
Maxpro Street Flyer + Heinzmann Motor - Ebike / Front Hub 1,056Wh La £4,790 -
Cycles Maximus Cargo Van or Media Trike + CM TractionDrive Dec 03 Ebike 864Wh La £8,394 -
Cycles Maximus Cab Trike + CM TractionDrive Dec 03 Ebike 864Wh La £8,298 -

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. All back numbers can be ordered by credit card – call 01305 259998 (+44 1305 259998 outside UK)

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, EBCO, KED, Mobiky, Solex
Still quite new, 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

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

Cycles Maximus
Long-established, helpful and friendly
Unit 15, Dunkirk Business Park, Southwick, TROWBRIDGE, BA14 9L
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, 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
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, Solex & Wisper
New grouping, bringing together Freego and the long-established Wisper. Also trying some expensive European brands
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 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
Appear to have gone as quickly as it arrived

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

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
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

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 late 2014

Momentum Electric
New, young team, 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 2.1
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

Powabyke, Powatryke
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 very good
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
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, 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
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 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

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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