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. As such, electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular as touring bikes.
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. QWIC MN7 VV - 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 commuting around cities), or up to 40 miles in full-powered Sport mode if you want to make full use of the 80Nm motor or are heading over particularly steep hills.
QWIC produce dutch style electric bikes in Amsterdam. They have are seeing exceptional growth thanks to clever design, superb build quality and an affordable bike range that are among the best selling electric bikes in Europe.
A powerful mid-motor gives perfect balance for town riding and Crossbar or Step-Through frame styles offer great comfort while riding. Perfect for city commuting or for delivery riders, the MN7vv gives you a very healthy range for a respectable price of £2,249.
2. QWIC RD11 - 110 Miles
The QWIC Performance range are designed for many miles on the road, either commuting into the city from the suburbs or for long touring rides at the weekends. Also from the high-end Dutch manufacturer, the RD11 is available in "normal" 15.5mph eBike version, or if you've got more miles to cover there's a faster 28mph Speed Pedelec version too.
With an impressive 110 mile range, the RD11 can be fitted with a hefty 735Wh battery, one of the biggest available on any electric bike. Both models can be filtered with these large, energy-dense batteries in a sleek format and build quality that will last for many years.
This gives you up to 110 miles of range, integrated cables, and acceleration like no other bike on the market.
3. Raleigh Centros 2019 - 140 Miles
If you're looking for an affordable bike for long distance, commuter bike, the Centros from Raleigh is a modern and comfortable all rounder.
With a 500Wh battery and array of features suited to the city such as integrated front and rear lights and locking rear wheel for nipping into the shops. The battery is also completely concealed within the downtube for that extra sleek look.
At just £2,550, the Centros is a formidable bike from a well loved household name.
4. QWIC Urban Range - Up to 110 Miles for £2,000
2020 is proving to be a fantastic year for electric bikes with prices dropping but with more features included, and the QWIC Urban range is no exception with Bluetooth as standard.
With a 300Wh, 400Wh or 500Wh model available, the QWIC Urban range can be extended up to 110 Miles of range. We should note that these bikes 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 electric road bikes for city riding where you're not doing serious offroading.
They 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. 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 pushed the limit of electric bike into motorbike territory, however, it comes with a 25 kmh limited mode for road-legal compliance, as well as pedals.
We would have included it higher, but this isn't really an electric bike and is a fully-fledged motorcycle with an impressive range for such as a small frame.
Prices start at $7,000.
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.