Frequently Asked Questions


Here are a few of some of the common questions that eBike customers ask us – but if your question isn’t answered here please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Do I need a licence to ride an electric bicycle?

Answer:  No. Current legislation means anyone can ride an electric bicycle on the roads, but you do have to be over 14-years-old.

Do I need insurance for an eBike?

Answer: No. There is no legal requirement to have insurance for an electric bicycle.

How fast is an electric bike?

Answer:  The speed at which an ebike can travel is dependent upon the type and model of ebike. Current legislation requires the bike to be powered to a maximum speed of no more than 25 kilometres per hour – you can go faster but your legs will be doing the extra work.

Do electric bikes go without pedalling?

Answer: To comply with current legislation eBikes are set up to assist when you are pedalling.  However some electric bike models do have an override switch.

How reliable are eBikes?

Answer: Today’s electric bikes are extremely reliable with only a few more moving parts on an eBike than on a normal bicycle.

How far can an ebike go?

Answer: It depends on the model, load, gradient and riding style (how much work you are willing to do). Distances over 100miles are quite possible with todays ebikes when staying in the lower power settings.

How much do electric bikes cost to charge?

Answer: There are many variables that impact the actual cost of charging ebikes but as a rule they cost very little in electricity, around 5 to 8 cent’s per charge.

Can eBikes be purchased through the Cycle-To-Work scheme?

Answer: Yes ebikes and accessories can be purchased with reputable cycle-to-work schemes.

Can the electric bikes be supplied anywhere in the Ireland?

Answer: Yes, we can supply ebikes across the country.

How can I order and pay for my electric bike?

Answer: You can order your eBike online, give us a call or email your order. We’ll take your debit/credit card details over the phone and despatch the bike.

How long does it take for my bike to be delivered?

Answer: Once despatched, most electric bikes arrive within 48hrs. But do remember some eBikes sell out very fast and are in short supply so don’t delay in placing your order. If you have any further questions about electric bikes please give us a call or email sales@executive-ebikes.com.

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