You can ride an electric bike if you’re 14 or over, as long as it meets certain requirements. These electric bikes are known as ‘electrically assisted pedal cycles’ (EAPCs). You do not need a licence to ride one and it does not need to be registered, taxed or insured.
Under UK law, it’s permitted to ride an electric scooter on private land as long as you have the landowner’s permission. But it’s an offence to ride them in public – including on paths, pavements and roads. There are a number cities currently taking part in a hire scheme trial. The schemes were launched July 2020.
Depending on the motor size the range of travel will range between 10miles and 80miles on a full charge. However, like any advertised ranges with an electric vehicle this will also depend on how it is ridden and the weight on board. Contact us for more information on a specific model.
Depending on the specific vehicle will depend on the speed of the total charge time. This ranges roughly between 4 and 9 hours. It is also advised, to gain maximum life of a battery you should ‘top up’ rather than run the battery’s completely flat. This should elongate the battery life.
Most electric bikes or scooters are water resistant. Your eBike/scooter won't catastrophically fail if it gets splashed with a little water, or if you ride it while it's drizzling. It is best to ask us when purchasing.
Typically (depending on the model) an electric bike/scooter will cost between 5-10pence to recharge from flat.
Whether you are completely new or looking to change your ride, we recommend utilising our expert team to help you find the perfect ride for YOU! Click FREE CONSULTATION at the top of the page for a complimentary personalised advice and we’ll help guide you in.