These 9 electric bikes are stylish and loaded with innovative features
Jessica Tyler,Jessica TylerMar 5, 2018, 10.55 PM
Electric Bikes, or e-bikes, are battery powered bicycles that can usually go upwards of 15 mph and can be charged in a few hours.
E-bikes are less expensive and can be much more convenient than electric cars, with some models costing under $1,000.
They often come with features like USB ports, security systems, and the ability to fold in half for easy storage.
Electric bikes - that is high-tech battery-powered bikes - are becoming more popular as a means of practical transportation.
According to the New York Times, the number of electric bikes purchased in 2017 far surpassed the number of electric cars sold, with over 35 million e-bikes purchased. One reason electric bikes are so popular is the convenience - many e-bikes can be charged in under three hours and bought for under $1,000. If it runs out of a charge while you're riding it, you can still pedal like a regular bike so there's no risk of getting stranded if the battery dies. Some e-bikes also fold in half, making them easy to store and travel with.
While some people view them as "cheating," electric bikes can help riders go up to 20 mph with minimum effort, and often come with features like USB ports that make them far more advanced than a traditional bike.
Here are some of the most innovative electric bikes on the market: