E-bike batteries are vulnerable to theft and can cost £500 to replace. It’s one of the reasons cycle insurance cover makes financial sense. But what about if e-bike batteries were smaller, lighter and cheaper to buy in the first place? What if e-bikes were made compatible with cordless tool batteries?
California-based e-bike builders Aventon and tool makers Worx have teamed up to do just that. The specially adapted Aventon Pace 350 e-bike can travel 28 miles using a pair of 20V 8 Ah Worx batteries. The bike doesn’t comply with UK e-bike law, but given how many power tools lie idle in garden sheds, the idea is clever.
We’re waiting for a UK-friendly retrofit electric bike motor powered by cordless tool batteries. Makita, are you listening?
E-bike flat battery? Don’t worry, we’ll rescue you
It’s an unfortunate fact of life; bicycles can break down. Even the shortest journey comes to an abrupt halt if you can’t fix a flat tyre, broken chain or buckled wheel at the roadside. It’s why 30 years ago we launched Cycle Rescue – the first breakdown cover policy for bicycles.
ETA Cycle Rescue covers e-bikes, too. If you ride a road-legal electric bicycle, we’ll cover it against mechanical faults, punctures or a flat battery.
Cycle Rescue costs only £24 per year with no hidden extras to pay if your bicycle suffers a breakdown.
Get Cycle Rescue for free when you buy ETA cycle insurance
Every cycle insurance policy of ours includes the following as standard:
• Theft, accidental damage & vandalism
• E-bike battery – No-quibble theft cover
• Cycle Rescue
• No devaluation of your bike over time
• £2m third party PLUS £20,000 personal accident cover
• Shed and garage storage
• Low standard excess of 5% (£50 minimum)
Read a full list of everything we include as standard.
The ethical choice
The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. Over 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance , breakdown cover and mobility scooter insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.
The Good Shopping Guide judges us to be the UK’s most ethical provider.