How far can you ride an e-bike on a single charge?

For the majority of riders, the simple answer is “far enough not to worry”

Riding through countryside
(Image credit: Ribble)


A common concern for people considering an electric vehicle - whether an electric bike or an electric car - is running out of charge and being stranded and unable to get home. That’s pretty unlikely on an e-bike though. 

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.