Our rigorous city and commuting electric bike reviews aim to help you choose the best ride to get you to and from work — or wherever you need to go — without working up much of a sweat. This category of e-bikes is broad, ranging from urban speedsters and compact folding bikes to fat-tire bruisers capable of carrying you and some cargo from point A to point B with ease, no matter how far that may be.
What constitutes a commuter or a city e-bike is fairly subjective and depends on where you live and what terrain you need to tackle between your home and destination. A commuter who lives in the urban mecca of New York City, for example, is going to need an e-bike that performs differently from a person crushing 20 miles of bike path every day in a more rural area. Battery longevity and power are perhaps the most important things to keep in mind when shopping for an e-bike in this category, as there are few things worse than running out of power mid-way through your morning commute or discovering your bike’s motor leaves you sweaty on arrival. Depending on your needs, you may also want to consider a bike that comes with additional features such as a basket or small rack, fenders and lights.
Need a bike you can pedal to work without needing a shower by the time you arrive? Something comfortable, fast and confidence inspiring to potentially replace your car on your morning commute? The city and commuting category of e-bikes might be right for you.
Scroll down and you’ll find ElectricBikeReport.com’s reviews of some of the best city and commuting e-bikes on the market. In addition to spec reviews of newly-released bikes, our staff puts most bikes through their paces — testing battery life, stopping power and overall ride feel, among other things — so you can be confident you’re picking the best e-bike for your needs.