Many of the first electric bikes to hit the market were hybrids. With flat handlebars and a comfortable, upright riding position they’re a good option for general recreational riding, beginners, shopping and trips around town.
Electric hybrid bikes also work well for commuters who aren’t pressed for storage space and want a little assistance when cycling to work. If space is tight, take a look at our guide to the best electric folding bikes.
Many first-generation hybrid ebikes were fairly heavy, with hefty frames and wheels coupled to chunky motors and batteries, with limited range. That’s changing now, with brands such as Specialized slimming down their hybrid ebikes: its latest Turbo Vado SL model gives you 130km range in a 15kg package.
Stats like those make a hybrid ebike a good option for the commute or if you want to simply enjoy the benefits of an electric bike without charging