top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Hybrid vs Electric Bikes: Understanding the Key Differences

When diving into the world of eco-friendly transportation, you may come across various options, two of which are hybrid bikes and electric bikes. Although they share the common goal of enhancing your riding experience while minimizing your carbon footprint, there are distinct differences between the two.

Firstly, let's focus on electric bikes, often referred to as e-bikes. E-bikes are equipped with an electric motor that assists the rider when pedaling. This motor can significantly reduce the effort required to ride, especially uphill or over long distances. Electric bikes contain a rechargeable battery, which powers the motor. One of the biggest advantages of electric bikes is the ease they provide to the rider, making cycling accessible to people of various fitness levels and allowing for longer rides with minimal fatigue.

In contrast, hybrid bikes are primarily pedal-powered like traditional bicycles but are designed to offer more versatility. They combine the comfortable riding position of a mountain bike with the lighter frame and faster rolling wheels of a road bike. This makes hybrid bikes suitable for various terrains, from city streets to light off-road paths. However, they lack the electrical components found in e-bikes.

Hybrid bikes typically appeal to those who want a more active riding experience, as the rider provides all the propulsion without assistance from a motor. They are perfect for commuters, recreational riders, and fitness enthusiasts who appreciate a more hands-on cycling experience. On the other hand, electric bikes are ideal for those looking for a less strenuous ride, particularly beneficial for riders with physical limitations or those who want to avoid arriving at their destination sweaty.

In summary, if you're choosing between a hybrid and an electric bike, consider your fitness level, the type of terrain you'll be riding on, and your preference for either an assisted or fully manual ride. While hybrid bikes offer the simplicity and exercise benefits of traditional cycling, electric bikes provide an assisted riding experience, allowing you to cover greater distances with less effort.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page