Driving through traffic is one of our biggest daily stresses. Public transportation can waste time unless you live in a city with a great system, and even then it can be a messy, overpacked ordeal. Motorcycles are great, but not all states allow for lane splitting, which means you will just be waiting in traffic, with no AC or a comfy seat.

What to do? Commuters all over the world have found a nicer way to get to work — cycling. There are over 60 million cyclists in the United States, and this number doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

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Electric bikes have increased in popularity as cycling has become more common. They are changing the way we look at commutes. Not only can they become your main form of transportation around the city, but they can also also adapt to work in tandem with other types of vehicles.

The best e-bikes can fold up to fit on the train or in a trunk, so you can leave your car on the edge of town. They slot between cars so you can pick your way through traffic and there’s hardly any real physical exertion.

Looking for a nice electric bike? They are still not as popular as regular bicycles, but demand is growing and options are looking more diverse. Picking the right one can be hard, so we have done the work for you and narrowed down the list of options. Here are 10 of the best electric bicycles you could be using to get through the city.

Editor’s note: Our roundup of the best e-bikes will be updated regularly.

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The best electric bicycles, at a glance


Monday Motorbikes Presidio

Presidio Electric Motorbike

Monday Motorbikes was created by motorcycle enthusiasts, and you can definitely see that influence in the final product. While it is a modern piece of cutting-edge technology, the M1 takes design cues from traditional bikes known as cafe racers.

The Presidio is certainly an interesting product. It starts at $2,199 for the 500W variant and offers good value if you’re just feeling the waters when it comes to electric motorbikes. It’s one of the entry-level electric bikes of Monday Motorbikes. You can charge it for four to five hours and that will take you 30 miles for the 500W version. That’s not a lot but certainly enough if you’ll just go around the city block.

The design of the frame is lifted from the top of the line (but currently sold out) Gen 7 motorbike and is made of aluminum alloy. The aggressive fat tires do not just add to the looks department but help make the bike ride smoother. The tires also have a puncture protection feature for your safety on the road.

Monday Motorbikes Presidio key specs

  • Weight: 72.8 lbs lb (33 kg)
  • Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range: 30 miles (48 km)

Monday Motorbikes Presidio price

  • $2,199

Delfast ebike Top 3.0

Delfast Top 3.0

The Delfast Top 3.0 is far from just being an ordinary electric bike. This is a Guinness World Record holder in its original form as the Delfast Prime, which was used for the record attempt in 2017 for the greatest distance traveled on an electric-motorized bicycle on a single charge.

The eBike Top 3.0 can go for 200 miles (321 km) on a single charge. The journey will also be far from being a turtle-pace as this 154-lb (70 kg) bike can go as fast as 50 mph (80 kph).

The Top 3.0 has a starting tag price of $6,199. You can customize your bike and pay for the specs you want for your ride. You can choose your frame color, wheels, saddle, side boxes, plus some extra options.

The Delfast Top 3.0 is definitely a top consideration if you want an ebike that can be a reliable mode of transportation. According to the manufacturer, the battery can last for an estimated 100,000 miles.

Delfast ebike Top 3.0 key specs

  • Weight: 154 lb (70 kg)
  • Top speed: 50 mph (80 km/h)
  • Range: 50 miles (80 km)

Delfast ebike Top 3.0 price

  • Starts at $6,199

Charge XC

Charge XC

The Charge XC is an electric mountain bike, but it’s so versatile that it’s good on gravel, dirt, or city streets. It comes with a 250-watt motor that offers three riding modes. This ebike gives you a range of 50 miles (80 km) a single charge. Take note this bike has no throttle but it can get you to a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) with pedal assist.

The Charge XC weighs around 55 lbs (25 kg), including the battery, and can support riders as heavy as 300 lbs (136 kg). If you live in an apartment or just simply don’t have enough storage space, don’t worry because the Charge X can be easily folded.

Charge XC key specs

  • Weight: 154 lb (70 kg)
  • Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range: 50 miles (80 km)

Charge XC 3.0 price

  • Starts at $2,499

Italjet Ascot Sport

This is not a motorcycle from the early 1900s, but it sure looks like one! Italjet brings modern technology to classic designs, and has one of the coolest electric bikes around, with a look that’ll get motorcycle enthusiasts all revved up. This item is sure to start up a conversation.

The Italjet Ascot Sport is made in Italy (duh), and boy does it look good! The manufacturer made sure the bike lives up to its standards, providing an elegant design with leather grips, a classic frame, a fancy quartz clock, and more.

You must keep in mind this is not exactly a full-on e-bike, though. It is an electric-power-assisted bicycle. You need to pedal to move forward, but the electric system helps make the ride easier with a slight push. It is convenient for those times you would rather not get a full-on workout, or for going up steep hills.

The Ascot Sport may not be the fastest, or the cheapest, but makes up for its downsides in looks!

Italjet Ascot key specs

  • Weight: 66 lbs (30 kg)
  • Top speed: 15 mph (25 km/h)
  • Range: 50 miles (80 km)

Italjet Ascot price

  • £3700 (about $5122)

Trefecta URB L1E

If looking cool is your thing, the Trefecta URB L1E would fit in a James Bond movie. Its futuristic aesthetic, powerful motor, and great range will have you zooming by pesky cars in style. This bike is bold and stylish, so don’t get it if you plan to go unnoticed.

Also, don’t buy it if you plan on having money in your bank account. This bike costs more than most cars out there, with a 22,500-euro price tag. That’s over $27,000. Ouch!

It is a marvel, though. The L1E can speed up to 45 km/h in assisted mode. You can also avoid even a drop sweat if you would rather cruise at 40 km/h. You won’t need to be recharging all the time, as this bike can go for 100 km on one charge.

Neat, right? I am sure all of us want one, but I can think of plenty uses for that kind of cash.

Trefecta URB L1E key specs

  • Weight: 84 lb (38 kg)
  • Top speed:  28 mph (45 km/h)
  • Range: 62 miles (100 km)

Trefecta URB L1E price

  • 22,500 euros (about $27,000 )

Greyp G12s CORE Carbon

Greyp G12s CORE Carbon

The Greyp G12s CORE Carbon promises to offer pure unadulterated fun. Whether you’re on city streets or have the inkling to go off-road, it will satisfy your need for speed. The G12s CORE Carbon offers 120 Nm of torque and has a top speed of 43 mph (70 km/h).

The Greyp G12s has 75 miles (120 km) of range on a single charge. Charging it on a standard outlet will fully juice it up in just 80 minutes. While on the road, you can also make most of its regenerative braking feature for some extra energy gain.

The eBike also comes with three different riding modes that can fit any riding style. The Street mode limits the speed to 15.5 mph (25 km/h), Eco mode regulates it up to 28 mph (45 km/h), and the Power mode gives you the full 12 W power of the electric motor.

Greyp G12s CORE Carbon key specs

  • Weight: 108 lb (49 kg)
  • Top speed: 43 mph (70 km/h)
  • Range: 75 miles (120 km)

Greyp G12s CORE Carbon price

  • 9,499 euros ($11,609)

Tern Vektron S10

This folding electric bike comes from Taiwan. You can set it up and go in just 10 seconds. It will do up to 75 miles between charges, which is more than enough for any last-mile commute. It weighs in at just 49 lbs and measures just 40.9 x 86.1 x 65 cm when it’s folded up.

The Tern bike blasted through its Kickstarter goal and is now available for sale. It isn’t cheap, but it could be a much better way to get to work than the metro and it’s way cheaper than using Uber over the course of the year. Not to mention the fact many e-bikes are a lot more expensive — this one is actually among the most reasonably priced.

Tern Vektron S10 key specs

  • Weight: 49 lb (22 kg)
  • Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range: 75 miles (120 km)

Tern Vektron S10 price

  • $3,400

URB-E Pro GT

Forget pedals. This entry on our list of best electric bicycles is fully electric and has no need for pedals. Of course, if we are going to list mobility scooters URB-E has to be mentioned. These were among the first of their kind to go mainstream, and these scooters are pretty awesome.

The URB-E vehicles are small and have tiny tires, which makes them a bit weird to ride. Once you get used to them they can be quite fun and convenient. Need to carry (or roll) it around? Just fold it up. Once you are ready to ride, it only takes a few seconds to unfold it and get going.

The top-tier model is the URB-E Pro GT, and it costs $1,999. For nearly two grand you get a vehicle that can go as fast as 18 mph and has a range of 20 miles.

It can also be equipped with carrying baskets, cup holders, mounts, bells, and more.

URB-E Pro GT key specs

  • Weight: 35 lb (16 kg)
  • Top speed: 18 mph (29 km/h)
  • Range: 20 miles (32 km)

URB-E Pro GT price

  • $1,999

Smacircle S1

Smacircle S1

This could be the most interesting little electric scooter around, mostly because of its futuristic aesthetics. It looks like it came straight out of the Tron movie. But instead of being a crazy fast electric bike, it’s a cute little thing that can reach top speeds of 12.4 mph.

Its range is also estimated at 12.4 miles, which means you can only go for 1 hour at full speed ahead. Don’t let the lackluster specs fool you. This could actually become your favorite item in this article, especially if you are on a tight budget. The Smacircle S1 is currently offered through Indiegogo for $699 — a price more of us can swallow.

It’s also a very convenient vehicle. It can fold up to fit into a backpack. Features include integrated lights and the ability to charge your devices on-the-go.

Smacircle S1 key specs

  • Weight: 65 lb (29.5 kg)
  • Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range: 25 miles (40 km)

Smacircle S1 price

  • $699

Eskute Voyager

Eskute Voyager

The Eskute Voyager is another entry-level electric bike that sells for $1,200. It makes use of a 250 W brushless gear hub motor that can give you a cruising speed of 15.5 mph (25 km/h). With a 480 Wh battery capacity, the Voyager gives you a range of more than 62 miles (100 km).

The Voyager’s 27.5-inch tires have anti-puncture feature. The fork also comes with dual mode and you can easily switch from non-suspended to suspended by twisting a knob.  The battery pack of the bike is also detachable in case you do not want to carry the whole bike inside your home.

Eskute Voyager key specs

  • Weight: 55 lb (25 kg)
  • Top speed: 15.5 mph (25  km/h)
  • Range: 62 miles (100 km)

Eskute Voyager price

  • $699

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That’s our list of best electric bicycles. Which e-bike is your favorite? Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments!