Electric bikes are the fastest growing market in the cycling world. The best electric bikes are easy to ride, comfortable and pack a whole lot of performance into a competitively priced package.
In this round-up of the best electric bikes under £1,000, we choose our favourite electric mountain bikes, folding e-bikes and budget-busting electric bikes. If you’re looking for a budget electric folding bike, then read on!
If you’re searching for information on electric bikes, check out our Halfords e-bikes hub. It’s packed full of expert information on what electric bikes are, how they work and why an e-bike might be right for you.
Cheapest electric bike: Assist Hybrid Electric Bike – 20″ Wheel
At just £599, the Assist Hybrid Electric Bike is the cheapest in our round-up, but it’s still a mighty machine.
A full charge will give you up to 20 miles of pedalling power, and can fully recharge the battery in 2 – 3 hours. It weighs in at only 18kg, so if you’re looking for a low-cost bike for city-centre commuting, the Assist Hybrid Electric Bike is a great choice.
Reviewers rave about its speed and simplicity. At Halfords, it’s our cheapest electric bike, but there are no compromises here.
Best budget electric bike under £1,000: Pendleton Somerby Electric Bike
The Pendleton Somerby Electric Bike is one of our exclusive range of Pendleton cycles, designed in partnership with Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton.
As well as looking like a work of art, the Somerby’s 317Wh battery will provide up to 50 miles of rider support – enough for commuting, leisure riding and touring. It fully recharges in just 5 hours too!
The bike comes with a whole host of extras, such as mudguards and a rear rack. Plus, the bike will be fully-built by Halfords, and you’ll receive unlimited safety checks and a lifetime warranty on the frame and fork.
Meet our best budget electric bike.
Best electric mountain bike: Carrera Vengeance E Men’s Electric Mountain Bike
Okay, so it’s a bit over £1,000 – but if you can push the pounds a little further, you will get a genuinely fantastic electric mountain bike.
The Carrera Vengeance comes with 8-speed gearing and a 317Wh rear hub motor that will power up to 40 miles of off-road adventuring.
It’s all built around a lightweight frame, with Suntour XCT coil suspension at the front. You’ll get traction and comfort from the premium 27.5” Kenda K1027 tyres.
If you can stretch a little, you’re getting an awful lot for your money.
Best folding electric bike: Carrera Crosscity Folding Electric Bike
Folding electric bikes are the next revolution in commuter cycling. The Carrera Crosscity Folding Electric Bike is small, perfectly formed, and competitively priced – which is why it’s our choice for the best folding electric bike under £1,000.
This Brompton-beater packs a powerful rear-hub motor that will provide up to 30-miles of rider support on a full charge.
The 8-speed Shimano Acera gears provide the perfect range for city riding and light touring, with the 18kg weight meaning you won’t be breaking your back or your budget.
Best all-rounder: Carrera Subway Electric Hybrid Bike
Whether commuting to work or heading out for a weekend ride, the Carrera Subway Electric Hybrid Bike will take the strain out of riding.
This all-round machine has a 317Wh battery that will provide up to 60 miles of range, all off one charge! Plus, it has a rear hub Suntour Performance 36V electric motor that provides assistance up to 15.5mph. Getting up those pesky hills is a breeze!
Electric bikes for any budget
If you’re searching for a new electric bike, visit the Halfords website where you can compare a huge range of electric bikes from manufacturers such as Apollo, Boardman, Pendleton and Carrera.
When choosing your new electric bike, remember that all Halfords bikes over £250 come ready-built and tested by our expert technicians. You’ll also get free safety checks for life and the opportunity to purchase our comprehensive Performance E-Bike Cyclecare package. From just £45 you’ll get unlimited puncture repairs, brake and gear adjustments and a silver service every six months.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the electric bike revolution today! And don’t forget to share your snaps with us using #ReadyFor on Instagram and Twitter @Halfords_UK.
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