Electric bikes are gaining momentum among riders of all ages and skill levels.

One of the main appeals is that you can get in exercise while having the same amount of power as a motorbike does.

For outdoor adventurers and mountain bike riders, most people want to know if electric bikes can handle going up steep hills? The short answer is yes.

electric bikes are more than equipped to power over all types of terrains and inclines.

It’s even better if your bike has a mid-drive motor, as these are optimal for managing steep hills quickly.

This type of motor offers a range of settings, and you can simply up the gear when you need more pedal assist.


The average speed of an electric bike up steep hills ranges from 18mph to 25mph, without requiring much effort from the rider.

This should be sufficient for most people who are looking to add a little extra oomph to their ride, and/or commute to work without working up a sweat.

One thing to note is that riding an electric bike is like getting on a scooter for the first time, after a while, your muscle memory will kick into gear but it can get a couple of rides to get comfortable going at the maximum speeds.

Can An Electric Bike Go Up Steep Hills?
Can An Electric Bike Go Up Steep Hills?


If you ride to work and climb steep hills on the way to the office, then an electric bike is one obvious solution to add some extra power to your ride.

A pedal-assist motor allows you to cruise up every incline and sail down them.

if you put extra pedal power in, you can also ride up even faster.

If you are looking to travel at maximum speed, it’s best to leave extra cargo at home to ease up the weight on the electric bike.

The beauty of e-bike riding is that you can decide how much or how little effort you want to put in. In ‘Turbo’ mode,

you can easily fly uphill and switch to a less powerful mode if you’re looking for extra exercise.

If you plan to ride for a long distance, simply switch to low power mode to preserve your battery charge.


the short answer is - yes.
the average speed of electric bikes ranges from 18 mph to 25 mph
A pedal-assist motor allows you to cruise up every incline and sail down them.
'turbo' mode allows to easily fly uphill while less powerful mode are suitable for extra exercise ride