Save money all round with an e-bike

Although the widely anticipated fuel duty increase did not materialise in the recent Chancellor’s Budget, the latest rise in insurance premium tax – another 0.5% increase on top of the 3% increase announced last November – will mean that the cost of running a car or motorcycle continues to rise.

Published: Tuesday 24 May 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could somehow avoid the ever-increasing cost of motor insurance, fuel, road tax, MOTs…?

In actual fact, there is another option – have you thought about switching to an electric bike? E-bikes do not require an MOT, road tax, driving licence or motor insurance, making them much more accessible and affordable. More and more people are using them nowadays to get to and from work, or just travel around town, thanks to their surprising efficiency, good looks and low running costs.

The cost of purchase has also fallen dramatically since they first launched, and you can now get a good quality e-bike for under £700 – something like our Greenedge CS2 Electric Mountain Bike. The Greenedge looks like a regular mountain bike, with chunky wheels and a slim but sturdy frame. It’s very comfortable to ride and the rechargeable battery is positioned where you’d usually find the water bottle, providing power assistance at the touch of a button.

The Greenedge has been voted one of the top e-bikes in independent reviews including The Test Pit and Gizmodo, as well as appearing in Metro’s ‘Lust List’. Beating e-bikes that cost twice the price, it proves that you really don’t need to spend a fortune to get started.

But don’t just take our word for it – check out what independent reviewers think about the Greenedge CS2 Electric Mountain Bike here:

 

 

 

 

www.thetestpit.com

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Gizmodo – A UK Guide to the Best Electric Bikes  www.gizmodo.co.uk

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