Pure Electric has unveiled two new electric bikes available from £999. Until very recently, most decent entry-level electric bikes would set you back between £2,000 to £3,000, however, an influx of affordable options means this is no longer the case. Brands like Pure and Carrera are offering a similar set-up as costlier options under £1,000.
The latest model at this price point is the Pure Free Step Electric Hybrid Bike and Pure Free City Unisex Electric Hybrid Bike, which are available to pre-order right now for £999, with deliveries estimated by October 26.
The new Pure electric bikes are even cheaper than the recently announced Carrera impel range, with prices for these affordable electric bikes starting from £1,099. But while the two new Pure electric bikes have an appealing price tag, these two wheelers don’t scrimp on the specs. Both eBikes have a 250W rear hub motor, seven speed Shimano Tourney gearing, a rack-mounted battery and six hour charge time.
While, if you’re pressed for time, you can charge the battery to 80 percent in just four and a half hours.
Both Pure bikes have a range of up to 28 miles and have three assistance settings with 9.3mph, 12.4mph and 15.5mph cut-offs. The seven speed gears found on both new Pure electric bikes is an especially impressive part of the spec sheet.
For comparison, Carrera’s cheapest impel bike, the im-1, is a single gear electric bikes but is priced at £1,099. If you want an impel bike that has gears then you’ll have to fork out £1,299 for the Carrera impel im-2.
The latest Pure electric bikes are already a bargain when you look at the other competition on the market. And if you’re thinking of purchasing one of these eBikes you can save hundreds more.
That’s because you can save up to 42 percent with the employer supported CycleScheme. With the Cyclescheme you can save between 25 and 42 percent on the price of an eBike.
The cost of an eBike is spread across either 12 months or four years and is taken directly from your salary. To be eligible you need to check if your employer is registered for the programme on the Cyclescheme website.
One important thing to point out is when you’re paying off the monthly payments you’re essentially hiring out the bike. At the end of this 12 month or four year period you’ll have to pay a sum to own the bike outright – similar to paying for a new car via finance.
But Cyclescheme says this is all factored in when you use the Cyclescheme calculator to find out how much money you can save – so you won’t be getting any nasty surprises.
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The T&Cs on the Cyclescheme website state: “Remember, the cost of Cyclescheme’s recommended lowest-cost fee (the ‘Own it later’ fee) is integrated into Cyclescheme’s calculators and is factored into all of the marketing materials used to promote the scheme, so that it is considered from the point of application and will not be a surprise when your Hire Period concludes (usually after 12 months).”
If you’re looking for the biggest saving possible then Cyclescheme advises paying off your bike over four years instead of 12 months. With Cyclescheme you can also make savings on bike gear such as helmets or other accessories including lights and locks.
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