Best electric bikes for commuting in 2023

Best electric bikes for commuting in 2023

May 04, 2023Tim Fullbrook

More people are cycling to work than ever before, FACT. In the UK during peak hours there are approximately 7 million cyclists going to and from work, choosing pedal power over cramming onto a busy train or losing over three whole days of the year sat in traffic.

You might be reading this because you've decided now is the time to switch up your commute, or maybe you're already cycling to work and want to upgrade your daily rider, or maybe you're just scrolling on the internet and ended up here – either way, let's get to it, in no particular order here are the five best electric bikes for commuting in 2023.

ADO Air 20

The ADO Air 20 is a fierce folder capable of taking on the big names and winning – and it's easy to see why.

At 16kg it's about as lightweight as they come in folding electric bikes, making it super easy to carry on and off the train or bus.

It also offers a massive 100km range, which should definitely satisfy your weekly mileage.

250W motor, carbon belt drive, and a 10 year warranty on the frame, the ADO could be your daily rider for the forseeable.

WAU X Plus

WAU electric bikes are some of the most popular out on the roads today, and the X Plus is set to become the go-to for everyday riders.

The larger battery version boasts an industry-leading 100 miles/162km of range, more than enough for the ride to work and back, right?

Disc brakes, suspension, large display screen and rear indicator lights, the X Plus really has it all.


Estarli e28

The Estarli e28 is a 'does what it says on the tin' electric bike but in the best possible way.

There's no confusing systems, tricky apps, or complicated gearing – you get on and ride.

The e28 offers five pedal assist settings, 8-speed Shimano gears, and a 250W brushless hub motor to ensure an unbeatable ride experience.

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Temple Classic

They don't come much more premium than the Temple Classic – a perfect example of just how good electric bikes can be.

It combines the retro stylings of a classic bicycle with high-quality battery and pedal assist technology.

The Classic weighs in at only 19kg, can offer up to 75 miles range, and is one of the best looking electric bikes out there.


Honbike Uni4

The Honbike Uni4 is the bike VanMoof and Cowboy could really do without.

Its sleek design, lightweight frame and extremely comfortable ride experience make it perfect for daily journeys.

Not to mention it packs a massive 100km of range, and a near maintenance-free belt drive that provides an organic feel to the power delivery.


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