You can find e-bikes that cost as low as $600 or as high as $8000. The most common price for an e-bike is between $1500 and $4000. These are good e-bikes designed to handle regular use and will not malfunction while you're riding.
Since electric bicycles have motors and batteries to assist with pedaling, they cost more than regular bikes. However, just as with regular bikes, you get what you pay for. To make sure that your e-bike will work well on the most challenging trails, you shouldn't go cheap.
The more expensive e-bikes are classified as mountain e-bikes because they travel at a higher speed than the law allows. Due to this, you will need a special license to ride this e-bike. The parts of e-bikes that cost less than $1000 are usually flimsy, so they won't last long. For shorter and less frequent commutes, these e-bikes are ideal.
You should also look for a high-quality battery if your e-bike does not come with one. Suppliers of top-tier batteries offer different battery models priced between $300 and $400. The batteries are less expensive than custom-made batteries made by your e-bike manufacturer. Make sure, however, that the battery is compatible with the motor in order to avoid any problems.
The cost of recharging a battery depends on its capacity in kilowatt-hours. Even a battery with a high capacity of 1000 kilowatts per hour would cost less than $1 to fully recharge.
Recharging the battery before it reaches zero capacity will help it last longer. Try to recharge it after every commute so that it's ready for your next trip.