Here is a roundup of five budget friendly electric bikes under $1500 that we have experience riding. There are definitely many different electric bikes out there in this price range. We have full reviews on each of these bikes as well, so you can learn about them all in detail.
The Vvolt Alpha is a Class 1 electric bike with pedal assist up to 20mph. It has a 375Wh battery that powers a 350w Acer rear hub. This is a single-speed bike using a quiet Gates CDN Belt Drive.
The Alpha is as minimal as it gets for an electric bike. Smooth lines, and a comfortable ride, the Alpha is our overall pick for the best electric bike on a budget. It rides like a high end bike without breaking the bank.
The NCM C7 is a fully equipped Class 1 electric bike and is perfectly setup to begin year-round commuting. With a max range of 75 miles, the NCM C7 is powered by a DasKit 350w rear hub motor and a 504Wh battery. It Includes an 8-speed drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, fenders, and a rear rack.
From our hands-on experience with electric bikes this year, the NCM C7 delivers the most complete package to transition to commuting on a budget.
If you’re looking for a stylish way to cruise around town, run a some errands, the Ride1Up Core 5 is the best urban cruiser bike without breaking the bank. With Pedal Assist and Throttle assist, the Core 5 delivers plenty of power and speed to get you around town with ease. Available in a Step Through version as well, the Core 5 has an upright seated position for the rider making it comfortable for a broad range of riders.
Small wheels for a small budget. The Propella Mini might have 20″ wheels and a 250w rear hub motor with a 250Wh battery, but it rides like a full-size urban cruiser. The Mini is perfect for Urban living. The small wheels and short wheel base make it easy to navigate around town and tight side walks. Equally weighing only 33lbs it is much easier to lug up a flight of stairs or pickup to flip around from a bike rack.
The Jasion EB7 is a Class 3 folding fat tire electric bike. Capable of up to 25mph with Pedal Assist or 20mph with Throttle Assist. This folding electric bike has many perks for riders living in smaller spaces or wanting to bring it with them on adventures like camping.