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‘Running Costs’ are based on prices and mileage at the time of our A to B magazine test and may be considerably out of date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

Model1 Last A-to-B Test Control / Drive Running Costs2 Battery Size3 Battery UK Price (£)4 Notes
Angel - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh La £625 -
Hopper - Pedelec / Front Hub - 204Wh Li-ion £399 FOLDING
Mono - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 270Wh Li-ion £429 FOLDING
Zephyr CD - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 270Wh Li-ion £675 FOLDING
Tornado - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 432Wh La £425
Zephyr - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £525 FOLDING
Euro-Tourer Oct 03 Hybrid / Rear Hub 5.4p* 432Wh La £499 * Estimated cost based on assumed range and battery replacement cost
Euro-Classic 2 Oct 03 Hybrid / Rear Hub 5.0p* 432Wh La £500 * Estimated cost based on assumed range and battery replacement cost
Unisex Life or MTB Lightning - Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £515 -
Milan 2 - Rear Hub - 288Wh La £599 -
Gale - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £559 FOLDING
Folder - Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £549 FOLDING
Santa Ana - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £625 -
Santa Ana CD Hybrid / Rear Hub - 540Wh Li-ion £799 Step Thro
Sirocco 7-spd - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £575 -
Aspen - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £625
Electrobike Mark 2 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £595 FOLDING
Foldaway - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 192Wh Li-ion £599 FOLDING
Revolver - Hybrid / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £649 -
Caley - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £599 FOLDING
GTE Step-Through and Power Plus - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £600 -
Newton or Tesla - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £645 -
Quartz SE - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 212Wh Li-ion £649 FOLDING
Sundowner - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £725 -
Electrobike Mark 3 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £695 FOLDING
Pro Suspension - Hybrid/Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £699 FOLDING
Halley Mark 2 - E-Bike / Front Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £695 -
Sirocco 2X - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 540Wh Li-ion £725 -
Sirocco Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £625 Mountain
Sirocco CD - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 540Wh Li-ion £799 Mountain
Vortex - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £699 -
Avanti - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £699 -
Viking E-Go - Hybrid / Rear Hub - Unknown Li-ion £699 FOLDING
Stealth - Hybrid / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £799 -
Euro-Classic Lithium - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £699 -
20 inch - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £700 FOLDING
Sprint Primo GTS - Hybrid / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion From £715
Secret - Hybrid/ Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £725 FOLDING
Freedom - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £749 FOLDING
Breeze - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £749 FOLDING
Lynx LPX and Puma LPX - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £780 FOLDING
Salisbury LPX and Windsor LPX Oct 06 (battery in April 07) Hybrid / Rear Hub - 273Wh Li-ion £780 Recommended
Swan - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £795 -
Chameleon 20 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £799 FOLDING
- Dec 12 Ebike / Front or Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £799 Regenerative Braking 412Wh version is £80 extra
Boost City - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 265Wh Li-ion £800 -
Electrobike Plus - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £805 FOLDING 26″
K-Style 2 Lithium - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 180Wh Li-ion £830 -
Cobra - E-bike/ Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £835 -
Sunrunner 18-inch - Hybrid / Front Hub - 84Wh Li-ion £850 FOLDING
Glide 1 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 265Wh Li-ion £850 -
Safari - Hybrid/ Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £895
Tempo - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £895 Low Step-thru frame
Typhoon - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £899 -
Calypso - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £899 -
Sunrunner 26-inch 3-spd - Hybrid / Front Hub - 120Wh Li-ion £899 £950 with 144Wh battery, £1,100 with 144Wh battery and 7-spd
Zest - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £899 FOLDING
X-6 or X-6 LS Jan 09 Pedelec / Front Hub 13.2p (2009) 216Wh Li-ion £899 -
Prague or Riga - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 273Wh Li-ion £899 -
Compact - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £899
Duke - Hybrid / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £795 -
Diamond LCD or Granite LCD - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £949 -
Quartz - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £949 FOLDING
Classic or Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £985 Bigger batteries available at extra cost
Tourer, City or Liberty - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £995 -
Citylight 2012 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 -
Mini E 2012 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 FOLDING
Aurora - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 370Wh Li-ion £1099 ILLEGAL UNLESS REGISTERED
MTB July 09 Hybrid / Rear Hub 7.7p (2009) 360Wh Li-ion Withdrawn -
Urban Commuter UCR-30 or UCL-30 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 192Wh Li-ion £999 -
Forza EV - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £995 -
Wren (step-thru) - Hybrid / Rear hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 -
Hawk (step-thru or road bike) - Hybrid / Rear hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 £1,199 with 576Wh battery
Folder - E-Bike/Rear hub - 360Wh Li-ion £999 FOLDING £1,199 with 576Wh battery
X-24 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 216Wh Li-ion £999 -
Folder - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £999 FOLDING
Metro White - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 576Wh Li-ion £999 -
Boost Suburbia - Ebike / Front hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1000 -
Viking Evolution - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 364Wh Li-ion £1026 -
Urban 2012 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1049 -
Kobold - Pedelec / Front Hub - 192Wh Li-ion £1049 FOLDING
Metro Black - Rear Hub / Pedelec - 576Wh Li-ion £1049 FOLDING
Eco - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £995 -
Model T - Pedelec / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1095 -
Upstart - Pedelec / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1095 -
Tornado - E-bike/ Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1095
Regency - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1099 £1,299 with 576Wh battery
Folding - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1099 FOLDING £1,299 with 576Wh battery
GT - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1099 -
LX - Hybrid / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1099 -
Hybrid - E-Bike / Front Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1100 -
Velo-Trail Xbar or Lowstep - Ebike / Front hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1100 -
FX Folder - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1150 FOLDING
Enduro or Compy - Hybrid / Crank Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £1150 -
Emate Sci - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1195 -
Sprint - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1199 -
Runner - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1199 FOLDING
Pioneer, Style 8 or Galileo - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1199 -
Classic or Harrington - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1199 -
Traveller - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 612Wh Li-ion £1199 FOLDING
Youri 12-inch - Front Hub - 120Wh Li-ion £1199 FOLDING
Classic Grande April 14 Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1085
Thunder - E-Bike / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1200 -
Velo-Cite Xbar or Lowstep Dec 10 Pedelec / Front hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1200 -
Bighit - Hybrid / Crank Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £1200 -
Burlington - Rear Hub / Pedelec - 360Wh Li-ion £1209 -
Saville - Rear Hub / Pedelec - 360Wh Li-ion £1239 -
Glide 2 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1249 Big price increase, but widely discounted
Folder - Hybrid / Rear Hub - ? Li-ion £1250 FOLDING
Arriba Hybrid/ Rear Hub 360Wh Li-ion £1295
Quando - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1125 FOLDING
Esprit - Hybrid / Crank Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £1290 -
Dahon Bullet - Hybrid / Rear Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1095 FOLDING Substantial discount
Typhoon - Hybrid/ Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1195
Diva Style - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 432Wh Li-ion £1299 £1399 with 558Wh battery
Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1299 -
Mantra - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1299 -
Eagle (MTB step-thru or road bike) - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1299 £1,499 with 576Wh battery
Youri 16-inch - Front Hub - 120Wh Li-ion £1299 FOLDING
Infinium Extreme - Hybrid / Front Hub - 234Wh* Li-ion £1299 * The bike has stackable batteries. This is the capacity per battery
Pulse Hybrid - Rear Hub / Pedelec - 360Wh Li-ion £1299 FOLDING
Free Spirit Jan 09 E-Bike / Front Hub 14.9p 324Wh Li-ion £1300 -
GT Transea 4.0 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1345 -
Escape Hybrid 2 7-spd Shimano - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1350 -
Cannondale Quick 5 Sept 08* Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1395 Recommended. * Test of similar model.
Escape - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1395
Solexity Comfort - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £1399 360Wh battery for extra £100
E-mate City - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 558Wh Li-ion £1499 -
NuVinci-360 Oct 10* Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1449 * Test of NuVinci hub on a Raleigh bike
Xpress 650 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £1450 -
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
Merlin - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1485
Orange Pure Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £1485 £1,560 with 324Wh, £1,620 with 396Wh, £1,800 with 504Wh
Eiger - Pedelec/Crank Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £1495 NuVinci hub
Cannondale Quick CX - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1495 -
Street Mk 2 Pedelec / Front Hub 360Wh Li-ion £1495
Ibex 28 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion Withdrawn -
Urban Commuter UCR-60 or UCL-60 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1499 -
Smart - Pedelec / Front Hub - 216Wh Li-ion £1500 FOLDING
805 Classic - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1499 -
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)
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
Cannondale Quick 8 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1595 -
Bleda - Pedelec / Front Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1595 FOLDER
Eagle Lifestyle LRS-50 or LSL-50 April 11 Pedelec / Front Hub 15.4p 360Wh Li-ion £1599 -
Adventure, City Ride and Elegance Step - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1599 -
Twist Escape Hybrid 1 24-spd Acera - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1599 -
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
Saxonette - Pedelec / Front Hub - 396Wh Li-ion £1599 -
Beast - Pedelec / Front Hub - 378Wh Li-ion £1599 Recommended. Widely discounted
Bosch Easy - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive - 300Wh Li-ion £1599
Urban 700 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £1600 -
Cannondale Quick 3 Sept 08* Pedelec / Front Hub 7.7p 148Wh NiMH £1645 Recommended * Test of a slightly different model
Cannondale Capo Aug 09 Pedelec / Front Hub 10.2p 148Wh NiMH £1650 Recommended
Orange Plus Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £1665 £1,740 with 324Wh, £1,800 with 396W, £1,980 with 504Wh
Fuente Plus Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £1695 £1,770 with 324Wh, £1,830 with 396Wh, £2,010 with 504Wh
Hybritech Twin City Nexus 8spd - Pedelec / Crank motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1695 Recommended
Twist Esprit Power or Elegance - Pedelec / Front Hub - Unknown Li-ion £1699 Widely discounted
Infinium Continental - Pedelec / Front Hub - 234Wh Li-ion £1699 -
Martin Sport - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 720Wh Li-ion £1699 NEW
Solexity Smart - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £1699 NEW      360Wh battery an extra £100
Street 650 - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1700 Recommended
Amparo 8 eco Pedelec / Panasonic crank Motor 302Wh Li-ion £1700
Macina Cross 300 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 300Wh Li-ion £1700 Cross 400 has 400Wh battery for £1,900
Dover 3-spd Aug 10 Pedelec / Crank motor 10.7p 208Wh Li-ion £1600 Recommended. Substantially discounted
905 Classic - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 592Wh Li-ion £1649 -
705 Classic - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 592Wh Li-ion £1649 -
Cannondale Quick CX700 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1750 -
Urban 700 Inner - Pedelec / Front Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1785 -
GT Transea 1.0 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1,795 -
Sprint LDS8 (Step thru) - Hybrid / Front Hub - 504Wh Li-ion £1595 Substantially discounted
Torq Mk 3 or Sprint GTS 8 - Hybrid / Front Hub - 504Wh Li-ion £1595 Substantially discounted
Forza Mk 2 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 504Wh Li-ion £1595
Folder, Trekking, Trek Lady or City Wave - Pedelec / Front Hub ???Wh Li-ion £1699 NEW FOR 2013
C Series - Pedelec / Panasonic hub - 312Wh Li-ion £1,795 Much cheaper for 2014. More expensive variants available
MH-E Town Delight - Pedelec / Bosch Crank motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1799 Recommended
XH-3 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1799 Recommended
Cross 700 - Pedelec / Crank motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1800 -
Orange Plus Innergy XT - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £1825 £1,900 with 324Wh, £1,960 with 396Wh, £2,140 with 504Wh
City 700 July 09 Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 10.8-11.1p 260Wh Li-ion £1850 Recommended
Yuba el Mundo or Expedir Hybrid / Front Hub 504Wh Li-ion £1850 Cargo Bikes
Spencer or Ivy - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1895 -
Reptila 900 - Pedelec Bosch Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £1895
TH-5 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1899 Recommended
NEO Xtrem City - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1900 -
NEO Xtrem Cross - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 324Wh Li-ion £1900 Recommended
Offroad 650 - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1900 -
Volt - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 208Wh Li-ion £1900 FOLDING
Amparo M Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 475Wh Li-ion £1900
Valencia+ - Pedelec / BionX Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1900 Old models are on sale at a substantial discount
FX+ - Pedelec / BionX Rear Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1900 Old models are on sale at a substantial discount
Orange Xtra Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 255Wh Li-ion £1915 £1,990 with 324Wh, £2,050 with 396Wh, £2,230 with 504Wh
Mountain 26 9-spd - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1950 Recommended
City 26, Urban 26 or Trekking 28 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £1950
T Series - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 312Wh Li-ion £1995 Cheaper for 2014. More expensive variants are available
Folding Bike - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Drive - 312Wh Li-ion £1995 FOLDING Cheaper for 2014
Kompact - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Drive - 312Wh Li-ion £1995 Cheaper for 2014
Bad Boy Rigid SLX - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £1995 -
Layana Hybritech Nexus 8spd - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £1995 -
Reptila 1000, Berig, Ruger 29er or Asgard 27.5 - Pedelec /Bosch Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £1995
Solexity Infinity - Pedelec / Front Hub - 288Wh Li-ion NEW             360Wh battery extra £100, 432Wh battery extra £200
500 - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 612Wh Li-ion £1999 ILLEGAL UNLESS REGISTERED
Mountain Sport Endurance - Hybrid / Rear Hub - 1,008Wh Li-ion £1999 Biggest battery currently available
Xenion 650 Dec 11 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 13.6p 288Wh Li-ion £2000 Recommended
Boost - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 133Wh Li-ion £2000 Substantially discounted for 2012
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
Amparo 8RT Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 475Wh Li-ion £2,000 Also 8RT M with 554Wh battery at £2,150
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
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
Robert and Roberta - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2056
Ion DTS - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £2079 -
RXS Light - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 288Wh Li-ion £2091 -
Bad Boy Ultra 8 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £2095 -
Medeo Xtra Innergy XT - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2095 £2,170 with 324Wh, £2,230 with 396Wh, £2,410 with 504Wh
Agattu C8 or C8 HS Impulse April 12 Pedelec / Impulse Crank Motor 21.5p 540Wh Li-ion £1795 Recommended
Diamond Wave - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2100 -
Max 700 - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2100 TANDEM
Sport - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2100 -
eQ Xduro RC - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2116 -
Orange Excellent Innergy - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2130 £2,210 with 324Wh, £2,270 with 396Wh, £2,450 with 504Wh
RX Plus - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2175 -
Alboin 100 or Alboin 100 CRS - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £2195 -
SH-9 Roadster - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2199 -
Xenion 700 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2200 £2,310 with 432Wh battery
eQ Trekking - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2201 -
Mountain 26 10-spd - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2,250 -
Macina 11 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 300Wh Li-ion £2,250
City 26 NuVinci, Mountain 26 NuVinci - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2,250 -
Bad Boy Fatty Headshock - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £2295 -
Cannondale Caad 10 - Pedelec / Front Hub - 148Wh NiMH £2295 -
Comfort or Tour - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2,295 -
Agattu XXL Impulse - Pedelec / Impulse Crank Motor - 540Wh Li-ion £2,295 -
Macina Race Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor  - 400Wh Li-ion £2,400 -
MTB 26-inch wheel Pedelec / Rear Direct Drive Hub  - ???Wh Li-ion £1,699 -
Pro-Connect BS10 June 12 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2,595 Recommended SPORTS CATEGORY
Pro-Connect i8 Feb 14 Pedelec / Impulse Crank Motor - 612Wh Li-ion £1,998 Recommended
XH-5 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2,299
Race - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2,300 -
eRace  - Pedelec / Rear hub  - 413Wh Li-ion £2,300 Panasonic system
Medeo Excellent Innergy XT - Pedelec / Front Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2315 £2,390 with 324Wh, £2,490 with 396Wh, £2,630 with 504Wh
eQ XDuro RC FS - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2370 -
eQ Trekking - Pedelec /Crank Motor - 296Wh Li-ion £2395 -
TH-9 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2399 -
Multitask SE - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2499 -
Macina Nuvinci Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive  400Wh  Li-ion  £2,500
Double-E - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2510 TANDEM
E-Kargo - Pedelec / Rear Hub - 240Wh Li-ion £2510 BAKFIETS LOADCARRIER Substantial price increase for 2012
E-Xtension - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2519 -
eQ XDuro RX - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2568 -
eShopper Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 300Wh Li-ion £2,600
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
E-Runner - Pedelec / Rear Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £2649 -
E-Comfort - Pedelec / Front Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £2649 -
Agattu C11 Premium - Pedelec / Impulse Crank Motor - 540Wh Li-ion £2695  -
TH-11 Semi-Lowstep Pedelec / Bosch Crank motor 288Wh Li-ion £2699 -
S11 - Pedelec / Crank motor - 612Wh Li-ion £2795 Recommended SPORTS CATEGORY
XH-7 - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2799 NEW FOR 2012
Carbon - Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor - 260Wh Li-ion £2800 £2,940 with 432Wh battery
Estelle Elegance - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2815 -
Estelle Sport - Pedelec / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £2825 -
eQ Xduro RX FS - Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor - 288Wh Li-ion £2879 -
Multitask - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub - 252Wh Li-ion £2899 Bosch system
E-Special - Pedelec / Rear Motor - 360Wh Li-ion £2964 Dual-battery derivatives are available
MTB 29-inch wheel - Pedelec / Rear Direct Drive Hub - ???Wh Li-ion £2,999 NEW FOR 2013
Multiroad Carbon – Shimano Deore - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub Motor - 252Wh Li-ion £3159 -
Hybrid Dec 10 Pedelec / Rear Hub - 230Wh Li-ion £3169 FOLDING
Sahel Pro S11 - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 504Wh Li-ion £3595 SPORT CATEGORY
Delite Hybrid 2 Mountain - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £3949 Bosch system
Multiroad Carbon – Shimano XT - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub Motor - 252Wh Li-ion £3699 -
Pro-Connect XTR S10 - Pedelec / Crank motor - 504Wh Li-ion £3995 SPORT CATEGORY
Storck Cosworth EFV - Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub Motor - 252Wh Li-ion £3999 -
Kendu NuVinci - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 300Wh Li-ion £3999 Bosch system Breathtakingly expensive
Delite Hybrid 2 Touring - Pedelec / Crank Motor - 400Wh Li-ion £4549 Bosch system Breathtakingly expensive
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
Powabyke Powatryke Cruiser 20″ wheel April 2007 Front Hub 8.1p (2007) 504Wh La £1,039 £1,199 with 360Wh Li-ion battery
Powabyke Powatryke Cruiser 24″ wheel - Front Hub - 504Wh La £1,099 -
Mission Trilogy 20-inch - Ebike / Front Hub - 216Wh Li-ion £1,200 -
Bronx SunRunner 24-inch - Hybrid / Front Hub - 130Wh Li-ion £1,200 £1,650 with 260Wh battery
Bronx SunRunner 20-inch - Hybrid / Front Hub - 130Wh Li-ion £1,250 £1,630 with 260Wh battery
Velo Electrique Cargo E250 Feb 2014 Ebike / Front Hub 15.8p (2014) 360Wh Li-ion £1,395 Only trike with ‘tadpole’ layout
Mission Trilogy 20-inch or 24-inch Ebike / Front Hub Li-ion £1,399 Bigger battery from April 2013
Veliac Three - Hybrid / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1,490 Â -
Mission Solo 20-inch Ebike / Front Hub Li-ion £1,499 Bigger battery from April 2013
Mission Transmission 24-inch - Ebike / Front Hub - 360Wh Li-ion £1,500 -
Bronx SunRunner 20-inch 3-speed - Hybrid / Front Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1,680 -
Bronx SunRunner 24-inch 3-speed - Hybrid / Front Hub - 260Wh Li-ion £1,700 -
Di Blasi R34 20-inch - Pedelec / Rear Chain Drive - 204Wh NiMH £2,470 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 Pedicab/Cargo – Heinzmann Motor Dec 03 Ebike / Front Hub - 1,100Wh La £5,026 -
Cycles Maximus Pedicab/Cargo – Lynch Motor Dec 03 Pedelec / Rear Chain Drive - 864Wh La £6,921 -

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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
CEASED TRADING
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 technology 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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