ELECTRIC SCOOTER REVIEWS
Very good review… http://www.electricbikee.com/giant-twist-freedom-dx-electric-bike-re
Conversion kit Reviews w/a few criticisms: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5407
Excellent review including things to watch out for:
The site: http://www.electricbike.cc/products.asp
CCS Lists 20 E-Bikes. The E-Bikes listed are not those on the list here. There are not any reviews on any
company claims40 engineers and 300 advanced workers. It appears to be a real
Chinese concern and probably makes a lot of bikes for the Chinese market. The company:
HangZhou BenBao Electric Vehicle Industry Co. Ltd
220 B No Review
CS 180 No Review
Positive review: I did a lot of research when I initially decided that I wanted an electric bike, I'm a colle
Charger transportation that made the most sense to me. Once I found the Charger, I knew I had found my bik
bikes that work only while pedaling…
Currie The biggest advantage of the IZIP over the Xtreme is that Currie is based in America and has a UK p
parts, repairs, and warranty issues directly….
This reviewer paid only $350 for the bike at Walmart in 2008…very positive review of the bike, excep
There are mixed reviews on Amazon 3.5/5 2 reviews…One reviewer makes the very good point of re
EZipTrailz changing….apparently not much considered in the design!
EZip Mountain Trailz EZ-MTB8 – 4.5/5 Amazon 3 reviews
Bike well made but: Bike heavy and range too short…external mounted motor…
4/5 here though: http://www.eco-wheelz.com/reviews/ezip-coastline.php
5/5 at 2 Amazon Reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Currie-EZip-Mens-Coastline-Electric/
and here: http://www.amazon.com/Currie-EZip-Womens-Coastline-Electric/product-re
5/5 Amazon 1 review: http://www.amazon.com/Currie-EZip-Ride-Electric-Bike/dp/B001P
4/5 Amazon – 23 Reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Tricruiser-Electric-Tricycle-24-Inch-W
Izip EVO Drive This is the same as the iZip Express below……..
3/3 amazon 1 Review http://www.amazon.com/Currie-Technologies-HG-1000-Sereno-E
Izip Tricruiser Same as Currie Tricruiser
You must consider the weight if you're going to carry your folding electric bicycle around with you. Th
Izip Via Mezza are interested in a folding electric bike, you should take interest in the other folding bicycles we advis
Izip Via Lento One positive review: http://www.jjwirelessworld.com/index.php?cPath=7
Izip Via Rapido This is a higher grade bike than the Lento, not up to the Enlightened below….
Good review here: http://www.eco-wheelz.com/forum/topic.php?id=1819
Good review, though at odds with the review above regarding range:
Good Marks Here in Steep Hill Terrain: http://www.groovygreen.com/groove/?p=3876
Update on the above review: http://www.groovygreen.com/groove/?p=3932
Izip Trekking Enlightned
Izip Express Video claims 3000’ climbs with 20-30 mi range….top of line @$3,000…auto pedal assist like the Cha
This looks like one hell of an E-Bike!
Izip Trailz Enlightned Pedal Torque Sensor – PTS Good reviews for this bike.
Cyclamatic No Review
Power Plus Electric Mountain Suprisingly good reviews for a bike of this price…..
DreamE No good reviews on these machines……………
E+ Seems questions regarding price and range… http://stuff.iexplorehere.com/review/34/E-Elec
The E+ bikes differentiate themselves from the other electronic bikes, such as the ECOBike, because
Because E+ bikes are more sophisticated, they cost more than other electronic bicycles….
750w Mountain Bike
1000w Mountain Bike
750w Beach Cruiser
1000w Retro Cruiser
Eco Bike Tornado not too good… Let down by hardware and software faults
EcoBike Vatavio Ecobike Vatavio is great…Been riding it to work for two months and I love it.
Also, The common complaint regarding folding e-bikes: Although it folds up, at 50 lbs only a tall and s
Very good reviews on a bike at this price except that “it’s not a climber” – Not surprising w/200W mot
Good review, hard to see how they could produce this bike this well for $500…the review reads funny
4.5/5 Amazon 2 reviews…
E-Times Also good Review: http://www.amazon.com/E-Times-City-4000S-Electric-Bicycle/produ
Electrik Motion No reviews visible………
ELV Via Mezza Folding Same as Currie
ELV Shuffle No reviews
Via Lento Cruiser Same as Currie Via Lento
Ultra Motor Portia Bad review at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Portia-Ultra-Motor-Electric-Bicycle/prod
Ultra Motor Europa No real reviews, the company looks good, and the A2B gets real good reviews…
Ultra Motors A2B Good reviews: http://www.metaefficient.com/electric-bikes/atob-electric-scooter-bike-eb
ELV Ped Cruiser No reviews
Ped Cruiser Step through No reviews
EMS 1000 E+ No Reviews
E-Ridz No real reviews on these bikes………
JM-4T Hybryd 48V
QK-4T Hybrid 48V (Lola)
Folding 250W/36V Li-Ion
This bike has been in the news, too bad there’s no reviews!
Note to Self: Do the math on the claimed 500 watt solar generating capability
Solar Bike Max area One Wheel Side = 7.37 Sq Ft for Solar….My 100 watt panel is 2’x4’ = 8 sq ft.
Overall the eZee bikes are beautiful machines, top quality frames with high-end components and com
come with a choice of NiMH or Li-Ion batteries/chargers.
The Ezee bikes have been around awhile and appear to be good machines….
eZee Quando …it holds the honor of being the most compact electric folding bike on the market. The Quando is tru
eZee Chopper No Review
the Liv is a much better machine - big NiMH battery and a good solid, fast bike, although the price ha
the Sprint continues to sell well, having overcome early reliability problems, notably with the motor dr
eZee TorQ II
The early Torq was an absolute delight to ride - fast, near silent and sexy. An all-time classic, and win
three years in a row, the Torq is looking a bit middle aged: heavier, more power-hungry, and slower.
We thought the newer Forte and Forza failed to hit the spot too, but you might disagree.
eZee Forza Hi Perf http://www.atob.org.uk/Electric_Buyers'_Guide.html#Ezee
Up market from the Sprint is the Cadence, which everyone seems to
Falcon No reviews available….This is more of a custom dealer anyway…
Giant Twist Freedom Very good PM review with positive comments…note that this bike has the Power on Demand function
Green Cruiser No reviews on these bikes
Green Cruiser Thunder
Green Cruiser Storm
Green Cruiser Eclipse
Extra Battery Pack
Greenwit – Canada Only one review on Motorino XPh scooter…and it ain’t good…
Note that Greenwit claims to design parts for this…Yeow
Hebb eBike No independent reviews……….
Electro Glide 500
Kalkhoff German/Japanese (Panasonic) blend………….
Pro Connect Sport The Kalkhoff Pro Connect uses a pedelec system, meaning the Panasonic motor senses when and h
9/10 from a track test….
Pro Connect These bikes are very similar with a price range from $3500-$2500
Pro Connect Wave
This is a very slick looking super BMX type ebike…Good review at:
Note that this bike also suffers from a weight problem…
The Liberty Shop gets high marks: http://www.yelp.com/biz/liberty-bicycles-new-york
Quote of the Year regarding this outfit:
Since it's hard to believe anything you read on the net about any EV, I did some research on them.
This bike seems to use some Currie parts, but is a crap shoot or worse…but only $300…
First the motor burned out then the battery was replaced then the controler went bad then the battery
Electric Comfort Bicycle The bicycle is for flat area not hills -- You don't need a motor for flat areas----- If I could rate it with les
OHM These bikes use the BionX motor which is Power On Demand Capable…
OHM Urban XU450 Good review except performance: Unfortunately, those 450 watts weren't enough to be of much help
hefty (50 pound) weight and a lack of low gears., and price…$2,100.
So what’s the bottom line? I really liked the fully-equipped feel of the OHM XU500, and I was particul
recharging time, the regenerative braking and generative settings. I also appreciated the design, the
the hydraulic disc brakes and the relatively light weight of the bike itself.
On the other hand, I wish the OHM Cycles were more affordable and that the XU500 gave a somewh
people might like what OHM describes as the “smooth natural sensation” of the BionX sensor, but I w
and potent. I also was disappointed with the fragility of the SRAM shifter.
OHM Urban XU500 Other than the broken shifter, I’d have no hesitation in recommending this bike for a test ride to some
searching for a pedal-assist electric bike.
OHM SPORT XS700
For all this innovation and comfort, you will, however, have to part with a spouse-enraging $3,450. Is
OHM Urban XU700 OHM Cycles can get more people out of cars and onto bikes, that is a good thing. But the bikes will li
cyclists. The XU700 is heavy and slow when you pedal without the motor. It weighs an absurd 53 pou
Further, the bike costs $2,995. I’ve purchased cars for cheaper, and you can certainly get a dynamite
But for its intended demographic of commuters looking for a faster ride to the office, the elderly, or p
XU700 could be a boon. It will also allow office workers to arrive after a commute sweat-free.
OHM SPORT XS750 Hot EBike…………
Good performance review here…South Africa!
the Optibike is the best, most advanced, most high-tech, and straight-up the coolest and funnest elec
and privilege of riding.
Personally I think this bike is awesome, nothing in it's class can beat it. If you're looking for an alterna
this bike is the Ferrari of mountain bikes that will give you the freedom and confidence to go where ev
The Ferrari of E Bikes: http://www.zoomilife.com/tag/optibike-review/
Optibike Personally I think this bike is awesome, nothing in it's class can beat it. If you're looking for an alterna
this bike is the Ferrari of mountain bikes that will give you the freedom and confidence to go where ev
The Optibike also has the distinction as the fastest EBike…
This must be the best of the bunch!!!!!!!!!!!
Pacific E-Bike There is one positive review from TreeHugger…..
Graham Hill: It depends on the use. You're not going to go mountain biking offroad or ride a road race
bike. But, as a way to go faster, farther and without sweating if you wish, it's fantastic. I'd say the thin
because it makes it easier, you simply don't question biking to most places and as such you substant
Terra you might take.
Pedego Not much on these… http://visforvoltage.org/forum/6707-pedego-bikes
Classic Comfort Cruiser
I had the chance to test a preproduction version of Electrobike's ridable sculpture on its home turf of S
spent with the bike, I found it to be more aesthetic than athletic, but overall, it was an impressive mac
Pi Bikes Not much more…………..
Joe Fly One mention ecohuddle……………no reviews……….
Powabyke - UK Powabyke do offer new lithium batteries with these models but they're still old, chunky and heavy ma
But, do not be disheartened. There is a reason why the older Powabyke electric bike has sold well ov
well today. And the reason is simple, they are very good value for money.
The Powabyke electric bike does what you need of it, and that is what matters. It will get you up those
than many new more expensive models), and they will power you along the street without problem. A
very old, the range is surprisingly good at around 30 miles.
Another advantage of the Powabykes old and simple design is that if anything does happen to go wro
Simply put, the X-bike(s) do not have the greatest range by any means, but does everything you nee
bike(s) are very good value for money, and is the best choice in their price range. So if a Powabyke X
X-6 and X-6 LS real good choice.
The X-bike uses the same 250W motor used in the older models and despite being quite a large and
X-24 the X-bike is up there in terms of speed with other fast electric bikes.
6 Speed Eurobike Powabyke Electric Bike 'Classic' Overview
Overall, if you want an electric bike that will get the job done at good value for money, look no further
They are certainly old beasts, but in saying that they are one of, if not the best, of the cheaper electric
6 Speed City bike
5 Speed Cruiser
Powacycle Sounds Ghetto but it’s British…prices in Pounds converted…These bikes all use similar components
When I asked a very reluctant wife to relinquish the bike at the end of the test period, I asked for her
Salisbury. Her answer was telling. She said that for her, it was the difference between cycling to work
substantially less that practically every other electric bike on the market, and without the tax, insuranc
scooters, motorbikes and cars – it’s a wonder that we don’t see more of these refreshing machines o
Windsor Same as Salisbury but different frame style…
Good review here:
Nothing short of praise for the Powacycle Windsor, and it's a good solid electric bicycle for its price. O
you can easily overlook this when you consider its price against other electric bi
Cambridge Same as above but NIMH
Milan 2 Same as above but SLA
Puma Same as above but Folding and lighter at 40lbs wt
Lynx Interesting Review…7/10…As with a lot of the lower end priced bikes, the components seem to be
Cheap and breaking off etc…….
If you are a 'greeny' with no practically skills but a belief that you are somehow going to 'save the pla
get dumped and forgoten in the shed or you will end up demanding a refund.
A more positive review 5/5 here:
Rmartin Generic Chinese Bike……. http://theelectricbike.blogspot.com/2009/05/electric-bike-love
R. Martin E-bikes are made by Luyuan, the largest manufacturer of E-bikes in China. They are marke
Good reviews: http://www.a2bscooters.com/btrelbi.html
The ElecTrec 8 speed electric bicycle is one of the better-made electric bicycles out there, and is cer
Rayos (ElecTrec) $1099 plus shipping…but All is not perfect. Clearly there were some compromises made to keep cos
2008 Transit Rated as one of top 5 ebikes 2008 here….not a real road test though…
Rated 4.2/5 6 reviews here: http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/schwinn-campus-reviews
2008 Campus Note: Interesting interview on this site regarding the future of ebikes in the USA morphing from recrea
To utilitarian uses……….
2008 World GSE Glowing review here: http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/schwinn-electric-bikes-now-ava
2008 Continental 4.5/5 – 4 reviews here: http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/schwinn-continental-reviews
2009 World GSE
2009 Tailwind Very good review: http://bykology.biowheels.com/?p=89
A more detailed review here, points out the (58lbs) weight problem
2010 Searcher e8 No Reviews
Skeuter No Reviews on the Bicycles....
Trio - 3 wheeler
Ultra Motor This review is likely true for a lot of EBikes
Ultra Motor's A2B Metro Electric Bike: Right for the Right Situation
Here's the bottom line on the A2B electric bike from Ultra Motor. You'll find this bike, with its powerful
attractive where you've got a nice little urban or suburban commute if you want to ride in your work cl
right for you too, if you like to ride bike path or quiet roads by your house, for instance, and have trou
getting too tired half-way in.
Don't buy it if you actually want the authentic feel of riding your bike under your own power. It's just n
without using the electric motor virtually all the time. Don't buy it if you'll have to load it into or onto yo
stout 70 pounds, it's just too heavy.
The UM 36X offers everything you need for your every day commute and is very reliable.
once you get the 36X on the road it's a nippy little bike with good acceleration and hill climbing abilitie
is also light for an electric bicycle at 19.8kg (including battery), which only adds to its already enjoyab
UM36SX Overall, the newer 36X Urban Mover electric bicycle offers all you need and at a good price ($1397 /
Sounds like an XTreme Bike:
First things first: it's only fair to report that the bike you see here is our third test bike: The first suffere
faulty batch, apparently) which stopped the motor from working. The second one was fine, until it ran
was wheeling it out of the door, sending it on a ghost ride into the road, where it fell with the bars twis
the control unit. This type of accident shouldn't be possible with a pedelec bike, as you have to apply
motor to kick in, which suggests a faulty controller. Anyway the third bike came, which was actually th
plug. And this time it has been perfectly behaved.
UM44SL USPRITE Good Review at Amazon…5/5 1 Review
UM24 Amazon 2/5 1 Review: http://www.amazon.com/Urban-Mover-Terrain-Folding-Electric/pr
UM44 No reviews on this one…
UM44L No reviews on this one…
UM36, UM55 These are European Models it appears………..
This bike is overpriced..
Voltrider Review is OK…the bike is overprived for a 180W motor 24V, and 8 AH @$1495…
Whisper – UK This owner is riding an EBike around the world….
These bikes are standard with a 250 W rear hub motor and 36/8 LifePo4…more powerful motors and
14 AH pack optional…most have Pedelec except 705se and 805fe
Recently Wisper have improved their problem batteries which has resulted in a price increase, howev
are still selling well.
So what makes the Wisper 905 electric bicycles good value for money? Well Wisper seem to have co
imports from China, and are now happy to boast their new attention to detail, and who wouldn't be?
It is clear Wisper have thought through the design of the updated bikes. This is again noticable when
number of other electric bikes it can be quite a hastle to release the rear wheel, but with the Wispers'
Another well thought out feature on the Wisper electric bike is the on/off button on the handlebar. An
905se Sport electric bikes around the price range of the 905s is the on/off key being placed out of reach when you
for the switch/key to be out of reach but it can also become a safety issue if those of you superhereos
turning it on/off when on the road.
905se City The Whisper is not a Torq by any standard as you seem to suspect. It's standard equipment is bottom
that on on the £495/£595 Salisbury (this might refer to the “old” Whisper)
905se City S
X-Treme XB-300Li Sounds good here for commuting…
XB600 the XB600...which unless mine is an exception...is a great ride for the money….
XB600 Elite Amazon review typical of some other XTreme reviews…the bike works but had a lot of problems