Fun. Practical. No sweat.
Discover why an electric bike sets you free.
Transport is Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas, and cars are responsible for half of it, but most Sydney car trips are under 10 kilometres.*
Just imagine how much we could reduce pollution and traffic congestion, if we switched to an electric bike for some of those trips. And that’s not the only reason to switch to two wheels.
*Transport NSW Household Travel Survey
Whiz past traffic on Spit Bridge or Military Road in designated bike lanes.
It’s exhilarating, it’s fun, it burns fat not fossil fuels, and you’re out and about in our beautiful city.
Cruise uphill, ride in your normal clothes and arrive looking good.
Lindsay, Northern Beaches commuter.
What to look for in an electric bike!
Hire an e-bike for a day or take a tour with an experienced E-bike guide. These are local companies who know the best routes.
Please let them know that you’re from Zero Emissions Sydney North!
Meet three environmental champions who have made an e-bike part of their daily life.
“Zooming off on my e-bike is a little bit of fun at the beginning and end of the working day. It gives me time to de-stress and time away from the phone.”
“There’s an e-bike out there for you, and once you go electric you’ll never look back!”
“Tackling hills on an e-bike is a breeze and very kind on my calf muscles. Ever since that first e-bike ride, I’ve found it hard to imagine going back to a non-electric bike.”
Check out our FAQs, our factsheet on what to look for in an electric bike and where to find one.
An e-bike is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor and rechargeable battery that makes pedalling easier.
Riding an e-bike is the same as riding a regular bike: you steer, pedal, change gears and brake normally. The electric motor helps you go faster and further, without pedalling so hard. You can choose from the settings to adjust the assistance you get from the motor.
Anywhere a regular bike can be ridden, including the road, bike tracks and bike paths. e-bikes are great for running errands, visiting local friends or getting a bit of fresh air.
Yes! Check out our case studies below showing people who commute daily by bike, and ask your workplace about bike facilities.
The same as for a regular bicycle, including wearing a helmet and obeying traffic rules.
E-bikes don’t require a licence or registration but they are subject to power and speed limits: an e-bike is limited to a 250W motor, capable of 25 kph. You are allowed to go up to 25 kph using pedal power.
A typical e-bike battery can get you between 50km and 150km on a single charge, depending on how hard you pedal and how hilly it is.
An e-bike battery charges from flat to full in 4 to 6 hours using a standard power point. Batteries last for about 500 charges.
E-bikes range from around $1,000 to $12,000 new. If you are using an e-bike regularly – to get to work, for example – you’ll probably want to buy an e-bike with a sturdy frame and wheels, and with lights, panniers and racks.
Check out our ‘how to buy’ tips and e-bike recommendations.
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