Boris Bikes set to go electric

Hundreds of battery-powered bikes will appear on London's streets next year to help cyclists negotiate the capital’s hilliest areas.

E-bikes to take the 'puff and pant' out of cycling

E-bikes are already big on the continent as they take the puff and pant out of cycling.

Once again, London leads the way in Britain with new cycling innovations - and the elevated latitudes of Haringey are perfect for this trial.

– BORIS JOHNSON

We're really excited to be Britain's first e-bikes borough.

This project with the Mayor underpins our commitment to being one of London's greenest boroughs and to promoting and rewarding greener travel through improved cycling facilities and sustainable transport across Haringey.

– CLAIRE KOBER, HARINGEY COUNCIL

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Hundreds of Boris Bikes set to turn electric

Hundreds of battery-powered bikes will appear on London's streets next year to help cyclists negotiate the capital’s hilliest areas.

Boris Bikes seen on Albert Embankment, Vauxhall
Boris Bikes seen on Albert Embankment, Vauxhall Credit: Press Association

A fleet of e-bikes will operate from a network of docking stations in the area around Muswell Hill. They cost around £700 and will use special docking stations.