electric bike

variants: or e-bike \ ˈē-​ˌbīk How to pronounce electric bike (audio) \ or electric bicycle
plural electric bikes or e-bikes or electric bicycles

Definition of electric bike

: a bicycle equipped with an electric motor that may be activated in order to assist with or replace pedaling Just like any bike, electric bikes come with a ton of different technical specs that you may or may not care about.— Adrienne So For many years, e-bikes carried the stigma of being vehicles for lazy pedalers and seniors. The bikes draw power from a battery and motor to make pedaling significantly easier. You can also accelerate with the press of a button, transforming cycling from a strenuous exercise into a joy ride.— Brian X. Chen

First Known Use of electric bike

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electric bike was in 1881

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“Electric bike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electric%20bike. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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