Introduction to Electric Bikes

Electric bikes are fantastic. Cannondale e-bikes are easy to live with, easy to ride further and faster, and they can make your life better all round. But, which one to buy? Where does the battery go? How far can you ride one? All these questions and much more are answered below in our easy guide to e-bikes. Enjoy.

What's an electric bike for?
This is just like riding a bicycle, only even better – with an electric bike you have a battery-powered motor to assist you along the way. You can ride further, you can travel faster, you can enjoy your journeys more – simply set the motor to enhance your pedal-power, and it’ll help you with every pedal of every ride.

Built-in power to take on your new favorite hill

Where can I ride my electric bike?

Whether you want to commute through the city, enjoy your new favorite byways or tackle the great outdoors, the e-bike is the perfect solution for all rides. Our e-bikes come with the latest technology made for pure enjoyment.

Why is an electric bike better?
If you’re getting back into riding bicycles, if you want to take the longer route home, if you want to ditch the car and pedal instead, or if you want to carry more, climb more and just ride more, then let the e-bike take you there. It’s so easy.

You can ride to improve your fitness, you can ride further and carry more gear, you can leave the car at home and help save the environment – on an e-bike you can do so much more and really feel the benefits. What's not to like?

Go where you need to go.  Be where you want to be.  

How do I charge an electric bike battery?

Charging is easy, simply plug and play. Our e-bikes come with everything you need for standard home and office charging. The right bike is matched with the right battery: the size of the battery will determine how far you can go on a single charge, and also how much power the motor has on tap to help you when you need it. Removable batteries are fully integrated into the bike’s frame, and the battery capacity is measured in Watt-Hour (or Wh).

How do I get going on an electric bike?
Jump on board, it’s easy. Just press play, that’s easy too. Select the power mode, pedal away, and our motors will help propel you along. All the ride information you’ll need is displayed right there on the control panel in front. It’s all so, so easy. You’ll wonder why you haven’t done this before.

Expand your horizons: up to 160 km or 100 miles on a single charge

How far can I go on an electric bike?
Just how far and how fast you can go depends on many factors, such as how much you're pedalling in the highest power mode, how hilly your ride is and how fast you're going. Just like driving a car, if your foot is hard on the accelerator all the time, naturally you'll use up more fuel.

Likewise, the harder you use the electric motor on an e-bike, the more battery power it uses. Fear not, the range on our e-bikes is impressive, re-charging is simple, and some models offer additional battery packs that easily attach right to your bike.


We’ve integrated our best bicycle designs with the finest motors and extended-range battery systems to create e-bikes that are perfectly suited for you and the kind of riding you want to do. Whatever that is, wherever you want to ride, we’ve got you covered.

We work closely with the world's leading motor makers to choose the right e-bike motor for the right type of bike – look for Bosch, Shimano or Mahle – featuring either hub-drive or mid-drive. Not only does riding an electric bike feel natural, you also feel energized.

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