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Cost and Prices of Electric Bikes

Cycling is a fantastic way to get in shape, but it can also be a little physically taxing. Imagine being able to take a little break from pedal power and allowing the bike to do all the work for once. That is now a possibility, as electric bikes are quickly becoming more popular.

While electric bikes will allow you to zip along quite nicely as you rest your legs, they are similar to regular bikes in that the cost of ownership can vary wildly depending on the model you choose.

Those who are handy and who don't want to spend a small fortune can look at adding a conversion kit to their existing bike. This is definitely the cheapest option, and allows you to mix and match the motor, battery, and other parts that going into making a bicycle electric.

Many people who go this route do so for reasons other than the cost. A high quality electric bike can run into the thousands of dollars, which is a big investment for something that you may not use all of the time.

The good news for those who are not mechanically inclined is that there are some models that come in priced at around the $500. You could easily expect to pay that amount for a high quality bike, so it's not really asking too much to pay that for an electric model.

You are of course not going to get a very powerful motor or battery for that amount of money, but this could be a good starter option for those who want to get a little taste of life with an electric bike. If you are more serious about the type of bike that you want, then you had best start thinking about upping the price you're willing to pay for a higher end ebike.


The more powerful electric bikes that have a longer range on a full charge can run you anywhere from $1,200 to $5,000. It stands to reason that the more you pay, the more likely you are to get a quality electric bike that is built to last.

That usually also means that the replacement parts cost may be a little more expensive, but you won't have to make those changes as often. A good battery that has been well maintained can easily last you in excess of 7 years. But you can easily cut that amount of time in half or less if you go with one of the cheaper models.

You have to think of an electric bike in the same way that you would a car and that means making sure that the motor, the battery, and all the moving parts are properly maintained. You get out of it what you put in, and you can expect your cost of ownership to be a whole lot less if you are willing to put a little effort into looking after your healthy, green transportation investment.

Posted December 10, 2014


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