Electric Bikes is a very broad category and includes several different types, ranging from Performance to Leisure E-Bikes with multiple options in terms of wheels sizing, speed options, gearing, mode of assist etc. Most share several characteristics, including narrower tires, a more upright frame geometry, narrower saddles and an emphasis on a lightweight design.
If your goal is Cycling as a hobby and you ride mostly on the streets, an electric road bike is an excellent choice. These bikes are designed for the most efficient pedaling and are often the lightest options. They can often be ridden easily without any E-Assist, which is great for Cyclists that only want help on the hills. If you plan to use an E-Bike as a commuter vehicle and not necessarily for pleasure riding, you’ll likely want to look at E-Bikes with gears.
E-Bikes with Pedal Assist and a Throttle can help remove costly components and focus more on rigid frames that allow proper pedaling form combined with enough motor power to keep pedaling optional. That can be nice after a long day of work when you just want to zoom home without pedaling.
Folding Electric Bikes
Folding E-Bikes are popular for their extreme portability. Most Folding E-Bikes have a folding point in the middle of the bike and on the handlebar. This collapses the bike into a package usually no larger than a suitcase. If you plan to put your E-Bike in a car or you plan to carry it onto the bus or train, then a Folding E-bike is the most convenient. A small downside to many Folding E-Bikes is that they are often heavier than regular sized E-Bikes.