EcoMove, The UK's Best Electric Moped Dealer
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Electric Mopeds are rapidly increasing in popularity as a method of commuting. With cheap fuel costs and near maintenance free, they are convenient and hassle-free methods of getting about town. From NIU Electric Mopeds to Horwin, our mopeds are ideal for delivery companies, food outlets, and commuters alike.
Our electric mopeds are compliant with 50cc riding licensing (28mph) or offer a bit more power with models exceeding 60mph. Our electric mopeds all come with removable batteries. Electric mopeds are road and street legal in the UK and are often quicker off the line than petrol mopeds. At under 1p a mile, electric mopeds make perfect delivery scooters. All of our vehicles comply with ULEZ standards, meaning no clean air zone charges to pay!
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ECOMOVE, THE LEADING UK ELECTRIC SCOOTER SPECIALIST
Electric Mopeds are becoming extremely popular methods of travel, electric scooters are fantastic as they require low maintenance, can get you to your top speed extremely quickly and have some of the fastest charge speeds to ensure you’re going to get the most out of your range.
View our range of electric mopeds for adults. EcoMove is the UK’s best electric moped dealer, we have the time and knowledge to get you riding off in no time. We are only add the very best electric mopeds to our range and hand-pick brands that are the best for you.
We are pleased to offer competitive rates on our range of electric mopeds.
We’ve partnered with vehicle finance experts Close Brothers to allow you flexible finance on your new NIU moped Close Brothers Motor Finance pride themselves on their approach to underwriting. All finance proposals are sent to a regional branch, where their skilled team of underwriters carefully consider the customer, the vehicle and the terms of the agreement.
This human approach means flexibility and opportunity to tweak the terms of the proposed agreement no matter what your age or circumstances and ensure you drive away their new vehicle wherever possible
DON’T WANT TO BUY ONLINE? VISIT US IN-STORE
Visit our electric bike shop on Hotwells road in Bristol and see the bikes for yourself. Our bike shop stocks our entire range, so you can come and try before you and compare the bikes to find your perfect set of wheels.
As well as the bike shop itself, our property also houses it’s very own test track, specially tarmacked for cycling. Our team will be there to answer any questions you have, give full demos of the electric bikes and deliver unbeaten customer service, to ensure you have the perfect shopping experience.
Want to know more about the best electric bike shop in Bristol? Then drop in and see why our customers love us.
Since launching in Bristol in 2019, EcoMove’s mission has been to deliver Bristol residents a more eco-friendly and sustainable means of transport.
With our range of products, we are helping residents switch to electric transport and reduce their impact on the environment. Bristol is considered to be the greenest city in the UK, and we are proud to be residents of the city.
We not only work to minimise our own carbon footprint, but we also work with local businesses to help reduce the impact they have on the environment.
We strongly believe that in order to reduce CO2 emissions, we all have a role to play, and our role is to show people an affordable, sustainable and enjoyable alternative to carbon. At EcoMove we offer a wide range of Electric Bikes, Electric Scooters and Electric Mopeds.
3 months ago via Google
Got an e-bike from Eco Move recently and very pleased with it! Makes cycling into work much nicer. Mark and Nilloy were super kind and helpful when it came to ordering the bike and making sure everything got sorted. I also had to bring my bike in for some break adjustments and Jack sorted it all out and undid the mess I made of it trying to adjust it myself. My partner also got his E bike from here and has been really pleased with his bike as well. Thank you Eco-Move team!
a month ago via Google
Bought a bike through EcoMove 6 months ago and had a few questions about how smoothly it's was running. Popped in after work at gone 4:40pm expecting only an opinion. The technician couldn't have been more helpful. Gave the bike a good check over, fixing chain tension and tightening brakes. Then found and sorted core issue with spokes on rear wheel. Great customer service.
a month ago via Google
Picked up the bike on Saturday morning, not quite ready when we arrived had walk along the harbour and a coffee, ready when we returned. My wife is absolutely over the moon with her first E bike and the service at the shop 5***** . Hills absolutely no problem.Would highly recommend.
a month ago via Google
Can’t fault EcoMove. Really excellent customer service from start to finish. Nilloy and Simon made me feel comfortable the moment I walked in and were both very knowledgeable about the bikes, as well as just genuinely nice people. I love riding my new Mi-Rider to work and am really pleased I bought it from EcoMove. Thanks so much guys!
5 months ago via Google
Quite honestly the best customer experience I have ever encountered! Not only helpful, friendly and very quick to respond to queries a d delivery of parts but also going the extra mile with assistance on a bike that I bought elsewhere! Fantastic work guys keep it up 🥳
Frequently Asked Questions
Will we be seeing a lot more electric mopeds on the road soon?
With the government recently extending electric motorcycle, scooter and moped grants in a bid to encourage more people to go electric, electric scooters and mopeds are slowly becoming a more attractive option to riders.
Of course, as we found out in our opinions survey on electric motorbikes, there are still some riders who aren’t ready to go electric. Thankfully, over the past few years, more options have become available, and the anxieties around range and charge times have diminished somewhat as battery technology improves and the number of charge points increase.
Additionally, the government has confirmed that they plan to phase out “the sale of new non-zero emission powered two and three-wheelers (and other L-category vehicles)” by 2035 in their Decarbonising Transport plan, so it’s likely that electric motor scooters will become more and more popular as time goes by. But are they a practical alternative?
Are electric mopeds a good alternative to petrol bikes?
Electric mopeds have increasingly become real contenders as an economical, environmentally-friendly option. Mopeds are increasingly being seen as a viable option for commuter riders, particularly as most commuters’ round trips are, on average, 23 miles, which is usually covered by a single charge of most electric scooters and mopeds.
How do I know which electric mopeds I can ride on my licence?
As with their petrol-powered siblings, the restrictions on who can ride electric mopeds and scooters are determined by their speed.
As a general rule, electric moped are limited to a speed of 28mph and are powered between 1000W (1kW) and 4000W (4kW). These can be ridden by any rider who is 16 years old and above, has passed a CBT course and has a category AM or P on their existing driving licence. Note that electric mopeds can’t be used on motorways.
Anything with power over 4,000W and a speed higher than 28mph is likely to be a scooter or motorcycle classed as an L3E-A1 bike. Riders must be 17 years and older, should have passed a CBT course and have a full A1 motorcycle licence.
In both cases, riders will need number plates, registration documents, road tax, electric scooter insurance, and the scooter or moped must be MOT’d after three years. Riders must wear helmets. Note that electric scooters are road tax exempt! For more information, read our guide to electric scooters and the law.
It’s important to know the difference between true electric motorcycles and electrically assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs). EAPCs are classed as electric bicycles, limited to a maximum speed of 15mph and must have pedals. This means that they can be ridden without a driving licence and do not require road tax, insurance or an MOT.
Are there electric mopeds for adults?
All the options listed on our website are for adults. Despite what some people say, electric mopeds can be ridden by anyone – they’re not limited to teenagers who have just passed their test.
What are the best electric mopeds on the market?
We’ve listed our favourite road-legal electric scooters and mopeds that are available to buy now. NIU electric mopeds are a listed company that offer fantastic products. Horwin is our favorite start-up with extremely good value for money.
What are the different categories of electric mopeds and motorbikes?
Electric vehicles are categorised by power rating based on KiloWatts (KW) instead of engine size in CC. There are different categories of electric mopeds and motorbikes as defined by the European Commission. Category L applies to Mopeds, Motorcycles, Motor Tricycles and Quadricycles and the applicable categories we sell include the following:-
Powered Cycles (L1e-A). Power up to 1000w (Electric or combustion). Power assist cuts off at speeds above 15 mp/h. Can also have 3 or 4 wheels. Must have pedals but are not the same as EAPC push bikes..
Mopeds (L1e-B). Power up to 4kW. Max speed 28mph. These are typically regarded as being equivalent to about 50cc
Motorbikes (L3e). There are 3 categories based on power. No speed restrictions
L3e-A1 Power <= 11kw, Power/Weight <=0.1 kw/kg. These are typically regarded as being equivalent to 125cc
L3e-A2 Power <= 35kw, Power/Weight 35kw
What electric mopeds and motorcycles can I ride on a CBT?
All our mopeds and motorcycles are either 50cc equivalent (called "L1e") or 125cc (called "L3e") and so they can be ridden on a CBT.
What are the typical use of electric mopeds and motorcycles?
Just like petrol based bikes, electric mopeds are used for everything you’d use a conventional scooter or moped for. From commuting, nipping around the city to delivery and public sector use such as law enforcement and police.
Can electric mopeds be used for Delivery tasks such as Deliveroo ©, Uber Eats © etc?
Yes. Mopeds can be fitted with "Pizza Box" sized delivery boxes. Combined with removable batteries and spare chargers would enable a shift to be completed.
Do electric mopeds and motorcycles have normal controls?
The biggest advantage of electric bikes from this perspective is that there are no gears so they are extremely simple to ride. There are twist and go controls and some have economy and performance modes that provide different characteristics for certain riding conditions or requirements. All the other controls are the same as conventional motorbikes such as indicators, horn, speedometer etc. Some of the more recent bikes provide mobile phone apps to allow details and configuration of your bike to be monitored remotely.
Do electric mopeds, motorcycles and scooters make any noise?
One of the advantages of electric mopeds and bikes is that they are significantly quieter than their petrol equivalents but are not totally silent. You will hear the electric motor as you ride. Belt driven bikes also typically make more noise than hub motors
Are your electric mopeds and motorcycles road legal?
Yes. All our bikes conform to European standards and will come complete with Certificate of Conformity for your records. We also provide off-road (motorcross style) electric motorbikes that cannot legally be ridden on the road.
At what age can I ride an electric moped, motorcycle or scooter on public roads in the UK?
You can ride our L1e (50cc) electric moped from age 16. You must be at least 17 years old to ride the L3e category (<=11kw) 125cc equivalent.
Do I need a licence to ride an electric motorcycle, moped or scooter on public roads in the UK?
Yes but the licence category required can be confusing. The table below summarises it.
As with all mopeds and motorcycles you may need to complete a compulsory basic training course (CBT) to validate your licence before you can ride on the road.
If you obtained your full driving licence before 1 February 2001 you do not need to complete CBT.
If you obtained your full driving licence on or after 1 February 2001 then CBT is required after which you can ride without L plates.
If you have a provisional moped licence then CBT is required and you must display L plates until you qualify for a full licence – provisional entitlement with CBT is valid for two years after which CBT must be retaken.
CBT can be completed in one day and costs around £70. More information about Driver Vehicle Licencing including CBT can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring.
Do electric mopeds, motorcycles and scooters need road tax, registration documents, number plates and an MOT test in the UK?
Electric mopeds and motorbikes are required to be registered with the DVLA using a V5 document but there is no Road Tax because of zero emissions. Number plates will need to displayed just like their petrol equivalents.
After 3 years an MOT will be required
Do I need insurance to ride an electric moped in the UK and do I need to wear a helmet?
Yes. Insurance and a helmet is required
What are the running costs of an electric moped and motorcycle?
The cost of mains electricity to fully charge the battery is under 20p. If you compare an average petrol moped consumption of 60mpg and an example range of a single charge of an electric moped of 60 miles, with current petrol prices of £1.20/litre, an electric moped could travel over 1,500 miles for the equivalent cost of a gallon of fuel.
As electric mopeds and motorbikes do not have a combustion engine, the major element that requires maintenance does not exist. Therefore maintenance essentially comes down to consumable items such as tyres and breaks, plus electrical items.
What range can I expect from a full charge of an electric moped and motorcycle?
This is a function of the power of the engine, the consumption of the battery and driving style. Typical range starts at about 35 miles but can go up to 100 miles on the bikes we offer.
Can I get an Lead Acid battery electric moped and motorcycle?
All our bikes are Lithium based which are lighter and safer than Lead Acid. This also ensures that our bikes can qualify for the Governments Plug In Grant scheme.
How long does it take to charge the battery of an electric moped?
This depends on the model and if you are charging them from a domestic 13amp socket or a commercial charging station. However, Batteries take around 6 to 8 hours to fully charge but fast chargers chargers can reduce this significantly and some models offer the option. Also, most models offer removable batteries meaning they can be taken in to offices, coffee shops etc to top up while out and above.
How can I tell how much charge is left in the battery of an electric moped or motorcycle?
A charge indicator on the display console provides a ‘fuel gauge’ view of the remaining battery charge. Some models offer apps to remotely interrogate the bikes statistics
Can an electric moped have a top box?
As with their petrol equivalents, many have an under seat helmet storage compartment and some also have a lockable glove box. In additional, we can supply an optional secure back box.
Do electric mopeds or motorcycles need to be assembled?
Your electric scooter will arrive fully assembled with any options purchased attached, registered and taxed. Your V5C will come direct from DVLA separately. You will need to insure it.
Do electric mopeds need servicing and maintenance?
Electric mopeds and motorcycles have very low maintenance and servicing requirements as there is no petrol engine etc. Consumable items such as tyres, brake pads and discs will need maintenance as with petrol equivalent bikes. Your documentation will tell you of the servicing requirements which are typically light in nature due to the fact that the motor and battery are non-serviceable components.
Where can I get spare parts and accessories for electric moped and motorcycles?
EcoMove can supply a full range of spare parts for our electric scooters including replacement batteries and chargers. Please email us any concerns you have.