For those considering either an electric motorcycle or an electric bike, Monday Motorbikes' M-1 could be the perfect alternative.
There are many electric cars, motorbikes and scooters currently on the market, but nothing quite like the M-1. Similar to an electric moped, this machine also gives you the option of good old-fashioned manual cycling.
The company behind the product was previously called the Bolt M-1 when it was launched on Indiegogo in 2015, but has since been rebranded the M-1.
In terms of styling, the machine is reminiscent of a cafe racer motorcycle, but without the pollution and noise caused by a traditional combustion engine.
The bike boasts a top speed of 40mph and a battery that can be swapped as and when required. A full charge delivers a range of up to 50 miles, aided by a partial energy recapture system.
The main source of motive power comes from the electric drive train, but a separate pedal/chain mechanism enables the user to pedal if desired, although pedalling such a heavy machine could prove tiring for prolonged periods.
The M-1 features two modes – Economy and Sport – with Economy providing a top speed of 20mph and the full 50 mile range. Sport mode unleashes the 5.5kW motor, delivering up to 40mph top speed. On the downside, range is dramatically reduced by between 20 and 30 miles.
The M-1's lithium iron phosphate (AKA LiFePO 4) batteries can be recharged more than 2000 times without any noticeable reduction in performance, according to the manufacturers.