What electric bike has the longest range?
Ranges for electric bikes depend massively on style of ride and terrain. Hills will require more power from the motor and drain the battery quicker.
However, battery technology is improving a lot each year, and we are seeing expected ranges for average use increase consistently.
While there's not quite a fully standardised electric bike range measurement yet, we've done some digging and found the top 5 bikes with incredible ranges both around town and cross country.
Many entry level bikes have ranges of just 30 miles or less, and it's important to shop around and get something that won't leave you pedalling the whole weight of the bike all the way home. However, we've collated the other end of the scale and found some of the biggest ranges you can get.
5 Electric Bikes with Huge Range
1. Delfast - 228 Miles
With a colossal 228 mile range, the record breaking Ukrainian Delfast Bike is an offroad bike that is powered by a 3kWh battery. As a comparison, most ebikes have a 300 - 700Wh battery! With a top speed of 50mph, it's pushing the limit of electric bike into motorbike territory, however it comes with a 25 kmh limited mode for an attempt at rroad legal compliance, as well as pedals. Prices start ar $7,000.
2. Stromer ST5 - 112 Miles
Entering back towards the realm of normal city ebikes, Stromer are a high end Swiss company making exceptional quality bikes.
With an impressive 100+ mile range, the ST5 is powered by a hefty 983Wh battery, one of the biggest available on a normal ebike. Classed as a speed pedelec, it needs to be registered and is capable of 28mph assisted.
If you're looking for a more sedate 15.5mph model, the Stromer ST1X can also be fitted with this ginormous battery for equally impressive 100mile+ range, starting from £4,495.
3. QWIC MN380 Premium - 130 Miles
Designed for the most pleasurable commuting experience, the QWIC is available with a respectable 735Wh battery offering up to 130 miles in eco mode - ideal for pootling around flat cities.
QWIC are a Dutch brand seeing exceptional growth thanks to clever design, high build quality and an affordable bike range. A mid motor gives perfect balance for town riding. While any hills may see the range drop off, the optional large battery gives you a very healthy range at a respectable price.
4. QWIC Urban Range - Up to 110 Miles for under £2,000
The new 2019 QWIC "Urban" range pack impressive potential mileage from a neat concealed battery. 2019 is proving to be a fantastic year for electric bikes with prices dropping but with more features included.
With a 300, 400 or 500Wh model available, the QWIC Urban range can be extended up to 110 Miles of range. We should note that these are designed in Amsterdam, so these figures are likely tested on rather flatter terrain than the UK.
However, for comfortable commutes around London they are an ideal bike with plenty of range considering that they don't break the bank.
For just £1,599 for the Front wheel powered FN7 Lite, or £1,899 for the Sportier rear wheel driven RD9, these are fantastic entry level bicycles for city riding where hills aren't so much of a problem.
They're both have Bluetooth too, letting you track riding stats such as average speeds, times and remaining range. If you're new to cycling (or ebikes) and want an affordable, long range, feature packed bike - this is the range to go for!
5. Raleigh Mustang Comp - 60 Miles
If you're looking for a more affordable bike for long distance touring, the Mustang offers an affordable and comfortable all rounder. While hard offroading may put the quoted range of 60 Miles from the 400Wh battery to the test, it's an extremely capable machine.
Riese & Muller Supercharger GT HS - 120 Miles
Another premium entry, the Supercharger can be fitted with double Bosch 500Wh batteries, giving you 1kWh of battery to play with up to 80 miles in a sporty Tour Mode. Designed for long distance touring, there's plenty of fun to be had all the way up to 28mph on fat tyres and hefty suspension with a Bosch's most powerful engine model. If you're exploring around town, you can expect even more range - around 130 Miles.3
However, the fact it takes two batteries does push the price up beyond £5k and adds quite a bit of weight to the bike.