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Definition: e-bike


(Electric-BIKE) A bicycle that is augmented with an electric motor. E-bikes are powered by a rechargeable battery, but the rider still uses the pedals. However, when going up hills or wanting a boost, the electric motor makes the ride easier.




An Electric Bike
This unisex 26" bicycle from Schwinn has a 250-watt motor, and the thumb-driven controller on the handle bars adjusts the assistance level. (Image courtesy of Schwinn Bicycles, www.schwinn.com)






An Electric Moped
Mopeds have traditionally been powered by internal combustion engines; however, all-electric mopeds are also available. This GigaByke Groove has pedals in case the battery is drained. (Image courtesy of GIGABYKE, www.gigabyke.com)