In 2013, electric bikes outsold 50cc mopeds by three to one, and 33,000 were imported into the UK.
Legally, e-bikes are classed as bicycles if they cannot exceed 15.5 mph under their own steam, weigh less than 40 kg, and have a motor producing no more than 250 watts.
They must have pedals, and the rider must be 14 years or over.
Qualifying electric bikes are classed as a "bicycles", which means that the rider doesn't need to have a bike licence, insurance, wear a helmet or pay road tax; and the machine does not have to be DVSA registered.
All models in the Batribike range supplied by Haywards of Cambridge comply with current legislation and are classed as bicycles.
View the Batribike range (manufacturer's site - opens in a new window)