What are the Best Electric Bikes Made in the USA?

Woman wearing a shirt with a sign made in America

Are you looking for e-bike brands that manufacture their bikes in the USA? Then search no more.

In this article, we have compiled a list of USA-made electric bikes. We have also written a few details about the brands and the kind of e-bikes they make, to help you make an informed choice.

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Difference Between Made in USA and Assembled in USA

When a product is labeled as made in the USA, it means all or virtually all of the materials used in making the product are made in the USA. This includes U.S. territories in addition to the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

American manufacturers make quality materials or parts which assure you that the product you are buying is of good quality. It is not made of foreign knockoffs.

Made in the USA also means the parts of the product are assembled in the USA.

However, when a product is labeled as assembled in the USA, it means most or all of the parts are imported. They are of foreign origin. These parts are however assembled in a U.S. factory. It is difficult to trace the origin of the materials if it isn’t specified so you cannot be assured of the quality of the product.

Made in USA electric bikes are quite a rare occurrence due to high labor costs and lack of special e-bike components.

Are There Any E-Bikes Made in USA?

Yes, there are a few e-bike brands that manufacture their bikes in the United States. Here are the two most notable examples that are made entirely in the USA.

Electric Bike Company

Electric Bike Company came into existence in 2014, in Newport Beach California. Today they are known for their technologically advanced and safe e-bikes. 

Although Electric Bike Company started with cruiser bikes which was a success, they now have a wide range of e-bikes, including:

  • Foldable bikes ( Model F )
  • Rugged Enduro Bikes ( Model E )
  • Step-through Bikes ( Model S )
  • Classic Cruiser bikes ( Model A, C, X, Y )
woman riding with Electric Bike Company Model C e-bike, which is manufactured in the USA
Photo: Electric Bike Company

Electric Bike Company has a U.S.-based factory where all their inspection and testing are done. The bike components are also there by local builders. These materials are however globally sourced from countries like Germany, Taiwan, Korea, etc.

Hi-Power Cycles (HPC)

Hi-Power Cycles came to life in a garage in Los Angeles, in 2008. The company was born when two brothers converted and modified a Schwinn mountain bike and sold it to a parole officer on eBay.

The positive review from the officer led the brothers to convert and sell many e-bikes, and in 2010, HPC expanded to a warehouse. They pioneered lightweight lithium batteries for e-bikes which was a success.

Hi-Power Cycles now has several models and types of e-bikes, including cargo and mountain bikes.

In 2012, Hi-Power Cycles started building their branded bikes from scratch in their Los Angeles-based factory. All their bikes are built in-house 100%. Some materials like frames and battery packs are also made in the USA.

Best Electric Bikes Made in USA (But Actually Manufactured Elsewhere)

There are many e-bike brands that are based in the USA but manufacture their bikes overseas. There are several reasons why they do that.

First and foremost, China has a long history of manufacturing bicycles and has developed a highly efficient supply chain for bike components. This makes building e-bikes easier and more cost-effective.

Related: Best Chinese E-Bike Brands

Additionally, China has an experienced workforce that is skilled in bike manufacturing. Labor costs in China are also lower than in many other countries, which can further reduce production costs for e-bike brands.

Here are the best USA-based e-bike brands:


Aventon was launched in 2013 in a Los Angeles warehouse. Today we know Aventon as one of the most popular electric bike brands. However, their first electric bikes were not electric. They manufactured fixed-gear bikes. And they were globally known for it.

It was the year 2018 when people in Aventon realized the huge potential of electric bikes. The company made a pivot and started to manufacture electric bicycles. Their first e-bike was the Aventon Pace 500.

By now, Aventon has a full range of electric bikes, including:

  • commuter bikes
  • fat tire bike
  • folding bike
  • city bike
  • cargo bike.
all Aventon e-bikes on the same image

By 2020, Aventon was moved to Ontario, California. Most of the manufacturing is done in-house. But the main factory is not located in the USA but instead in China near Shanghai.

However, the founder of Aventon has said that they plan to open a US e-bike factory by the year 2025.

Lectric e-Bikes

Lectric e-bike brand was born in the garage of Phoenix, Arizona. Although the first model Lectric LX was not successful, they took the feedback from the customers and built another one – Lectric XP. And this one was a hit.

happy people riding with usa-based e-bikes Lectric XP
Photo: Lectric e-Bikes

Since the Lectric XP model become one of the best-selling e-bike models in the US, it is clear that the home garage would be too small to satisfy such demand. It is not known where exactly Lectric manufactures its e-bikes. But it’s somewhere overseas.

Today, Lectric has remained true to its simplicity and has not expanded its model range very much. All their models are folding electric bikes.

Rad Power Bikes

Rad Power Bikes was born in 2007, in Northern California when a high school student added a motor to his old bicycle and converted it into an e-bike. 

After converting traditional bikes to e-bikes for several years, he teamed up with his friend in 2015, and they manufactured their first bike.

RadRover electric bike which was their first bike became an instant success and set the pace for their achievements in the industry.

man riding radrover 6 plus electric bike
Photo: Rad Rover Bikes

Now, Rad Power Bikes has different categories of electric bikes, which include:

  • Cargo bikes
  • Folding bikes
  • City bikes
  • Step-through bikes

Rad Power Bikes are currently based in Seattle Washington where they design their bikes. However, their bikes are built in China.


USA e-bike brand Ride1up logo

Ride1Up was launched in 2018 in San Diego, California. The founder, in a bid to make quality, yet affordable e-bikes bought worn-out bikes, fixed them up, and resold them. He did this for several years before establishing his own company in 2018 and manufacturing their brand bike.

Ride1Up launched with the 500 series – a versatile bike that has now been discontinued.

Ride1UP electric bike
Ride1up Core 5. Photo: Ride1Up

Now, they have a full range of e-bike series and models, most of which are hybrid or city e-bike designs. They could also be step-through or step-over.

Ride1Up is still based in San Diego, California but its components are sourced internationally. Their e-bikes are manufactured in Asia and most of their components are also manufactured in that continent.

Co-op Cycles

rei co-op logo

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) Co-op, a large retail company in Kent Washington launched its in-house cycling brand in 2016. They called it Novara. It wasn’t a great success.

In 2017, Novara became Co-op Cycles. They made a range of bicycles, from gravel bikes to city bikes. But it wasn’t until September 2020 that they launched their first series of e-bikes. They were the CTY e2.1 and CTY e2.2.

Two Co-op electric bikes
Co-op Cycles CTY e2.1 e-bikes. Photo: REI

Now they have a full range of bicycles, which includes gravel bikes, city bikes, mountain bikes, and e-bikes. They however have limited options for e-bikes.

Their bikes are designed, manufactured, and retailed in-house. However, some of their bike components are purchased from name brands like Shimano, Tekro, etc.


Himiway logo

Himiway came into existence in 2017 in California and has since then made a name for itself in the US market. They primarily manufacture fat tire e-bikes.

Himiway Cruiser electric bike
Himiway Cruiser

Himiway’s first e-bike model was the Himiway Cruiser. It was built to be a versatile bike and was rightly so. In addition to this, they now have several models of e-bikes like Himiway Zebra, Himiway Big Dog, Himiway Escape, etc.

Although Himiway is still based in California, their e-bikes are manufactured in their factory in China. However, they sell to consumers in several locations like the US and Europe. 

Blix Bike

Blix Bike was founded in 2014 in Santa Cruz, California. The founder is Swedish so the designs of the e-bikes reflect the vintage and classic feel of this heritage. 

Blix Bike manufactured Blix Komfort and other models during the first few years, and they did well. Now they have more models with sleeker designs like Blix Bike Sol Eclipse, Blix Bike Packa, Blix Bike Vika, etc. They come in various designs like cargo, folding, commuter, etc.

girl standing next to her Blix Sol ebike
Blix Sol. Photo: Blix Bike

Blix Bikes still has its headquarters and warehouse in California, but its bike parts/components are manufactured in Asia. This is where their bikes are also assembled.


Trek came into existence in a barn in Waterloo Wisconsin in 1976. In a bid to make high-end bikes readily available in the USA, Dick Burke and Bevil Hogg started making handcrafted and hand-painted touring frames.

Trek soon expanded and moved to a new space nearby, and in 1981 they started making complete bikes. They started with road racing bikes and introduced the 750 and 950 models of the Pro line.

Trek Rail 5 e-bike
Trek electric mountain bike.

Now, more than 40 years later, Trek has a full range of bicycles which includes mountain, road, and hybrid bicycles. They also have several models of electric bicycles. They include:

  •  Mountain e-bikes
  •  Hybrid e-bikes
  •  City e-bikes

Trek headquarters remain in Waterloo Wisconsin but their bikes are manufactured in other countries like China, Taiwan, and Germany.


Electra bicycle company logo

Electra was born in Leucadia California in 1993. Today, they are one of the most popular electric bike brands in California. 

However, Electra didn’t start manufacturing electric bikes at first. They manufactured cruiser bikes and did that for about 10 years. It was an instant success and brought them to the limelight within a few years.

Electra Townie Go ebike on the forest trail
Electra cruiser-type e-bike. Photo: Electric Wheelers

It wasn’t until 2013 that they launched their first electric bike. The Electra Townie Go featured a rear hub and was renowned for being lightweight. 

Related: Full Review of Electra’s Newest E-Bike – Ponto Go!

Now, Electra has several models and designs of electric bikes to choose from. In 2014, Electra was acquired by Trek.

Electra now has their headquarters in Encinitas California but their bikes are manufactured in Taiwan.


Specialized was founded in 1974 in California.  They imported Italian bike components that were hard to come by in the USA then.

In 1976, they launched their first two bikes. They were the Sequoia, a sport bike, and Allez, a road bike. In 2009, they started manufacturing electric bikes, and now have a full range of them. They have several models of road, gravel, and mountain e-bikes.

specialized electric bike on rocky terrain
Photo: Specialized

Specialized has its headquarters in Morgan Hill, California and that is where its bikes are designed. However, the majority of their bikes are manufactured in Taiwan, and some low-end ones are manufactured in China.


Cannondale came into existence in 1971 in Wilton, Connecticut. It started as a company renowned for making quality camping goods, bicycle trailers, and bicycle backpacks.

Cannondale did this for several years until they decided to make their brand bike in 1983. Their first bike was ST 500 and it was a touring bike.

Cannondale Topstone Neo Carbon electric bike

In subsequent years they made other types of bikes like mountain and road bikes. They also started manufacturing the electric equivalent of these bikes. Now, they have a full range of electric bicycles.

Cannondale still has its headquarters in Connecticut but they no longer manufacture in America. Their manufacturing factories have been moved to Asia.


addmotor logo

Addmotor was established in 2006 in El Monte California. It started as an electric motorcycle parts company and did that exclusively until 2011.

In 2011 Addmotors started manufacturing electric bikes and were renowned for their fat tire e-bikes. They also started making electric tricycles.

woman riding with Addmotor electric bike
Photo: Addmotor

Currently, Addmotor has a wide category of electric bikes to choose from. This includes:

  • Folding e-bikes
  • Cargo e-bikes
  • Motan e-bikes
  • Cruiser e-bikes
  • City e-bikes

Addmotors still call California their home and this is where their bikes are designed. However, it is not clear where their e-bikes are manufactured.


KBO was established in 2018 in California. Their first bike, the KBO Breeze was an electric commuter bike that performed well as a mid-range and affordable bike. They also sell accessories for bikers.

KBO folding electric bike
KBO Flip folding electric bike.

KBO, though a new company is growing fast. They now have a wide category of electric bikes including:

  • Cargo bikes
  • All-terrain e-bikes
  • Folding bikes
  • Commuter e-bikes

KBO designs and develops its e-bikes in its headquarters in California. Their e-bikes are however manufactured in Asia. Their bike components are also manufactured in Asian countries like Korea and Japan.


pedego electric bikes logo

Pedego was born in 2008 in Daimler Street, Irvine, California. In 2007, DiConstanzo the founder opened a shop in Newport Beach California and sold bicycles. He was not happy with the quality and performance of the bicycles made at that time and decided to manufacture a better one. That was how Pedego came into existence.

The first models of e-bikes manufactured in 2008 did well, and now Pedego has a full range of electric bicycles. This includes:

  • Cruiser e-bikes
  • Commuter e-bikes
  • Adventure e-bikes
  • Low step e-bikes

Pedego now has its headquarters in Langley Avenue, Irvine, California. Their e-bikes are however manufactured in Taiwan, Vietnam, and China.


quietkat e-bike logo

QuietKat started in 2012 in Eagle, Colorado. Twin brothers Jake and Justin Roach decided to provide a way for hunters to move quietly and efficiently, and QuietKat was born.

In 2016, QuietKat made its first e-bike and it was a success. It became popular among outdoor lovers. Now, QuietKat is known as one of the best brands for off-road e-bikes.

QuietKat has a wide range of electric bicycles which include:

  • Mountain e-bikes
  • Folding e-bikes
  • Adventure e-bikes

QuietKat e-bikes are made in Asia but they are designed and assembled at their headquarters in Colorado.


Schwinn was founded in 1895 in Chicago. They didn’t start as electric bike manufacturers because it wasn’t a thing at that time. Schwinn made regular bicycles they called world bicycles and became a household name.

In 2022, Schwinn dived into the world of electric bicycles and their first e-bike models were Boston and Marshall. Now they have several models that are perfect for beginners and casual riders.

man riding uphill with Schwinn electric bike

Some of the e-bike designs you can get from Schwinn are:

  • Mountain bikes
  • Cruiser e-bikes
  • Hybrid e-bikes

Schwinn is still based in Chicago USA, but their bikes are manufactured in Taiwan and China.

Juiced Bikes

Juiced Bikes was born in 2009, in San Diego, California but they were known as Juiced Riders. They manufactured and sold lithium-ion batteries for a while, but it wasn’t long before they discovered their passion for quality e-bikes.

In 2010, Juiced Bikes manufactured its first bike – the ODK utility e-bike. It was fast and efficient and was a good start for them. However, they didn’t officially adopt the name Juiced Bikes until 2014.

Presently, Juices Bikes has a full series of e-bikes, including:

  • Moped style bikes
  • Cargo bikes
  • City/ commuter bikes
  • Hybrid bikes

Juiced Bikes is still based in California but they manufacture all their bikes in China.

Read next: Are Chinese e-Bikes Any Good?

3 thoughts on “What are the Best Electric Bikes Made in the USA?”

  1. Thanks for sharing this detailed list! If you’re prioritizing bikes made entirely in the USA, Electric Bike Company and Hi-Power Cycles seem like solid choices. Keep in mind that some brands, like Aventon and Lectric, though based in the USA, manufacture their bikes overseas. It’s interesting to see the shift in Aventon’s plans to open a US e-bike factory by 2025. Overall, it’s a great resource for those wanting to make an informed decision on American-made electric bikes.

  2. It’s great to see a focus on electric bikes made in the USA! Supporting local manufacturing not only promotes domestic businesses but also reduces the carbon footprint associated with shipping. I’m excited to learn more about the top options and how they stack up in terms of quality and sustainability. This article promises to be a valuable resource for those looking to invest in eco-friendly transportation.

  3. This article is a valuable resource for those seeking high-quality electric bikes made in the USA. It highlights the importance of supporting local manufacturers while providing insights into top options available. A great read for eco-conscious riders looking for reliable and sustainable electric bike choices.

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