Conquer Your Errands & Explore: Top 5 Utility Ebikes of 2024

Utility ebikes are the workhorses of the electric cycling world. They’re built to handle groceries, kids, cargo, and even light off-roading, all while providing pedal-assisted fun. Plus, they do so without being quite so unwieldy as full-sized cargo electric bikes.

Choosing the right one can be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a list of top contenders, each offering unique features and benefits to suit your needs and budget. Let’s jump into Ebike Escape’s top utility ebikes of 2024.

1. Rad Power Bikes RadRunner 3+: Ultimate Customization King ($2,299)

The top utility ebikes of 2024 wouldn’t be complete with Rad Power Bikes, as this brand is synonymous with utility ebikes, and the RadRunner 3+ takes the crown for comprehensive customization. Its low-step frame welcomes riders of all sizes from 4’11” to 6’2″, while the plethora of available accessories let you transform it into a cargo hauler, grocery-getter, kid (or small adult) hauler, or even a beach cruiser. Rad Power Bikes offers among the highest quality accessories we’ve seen, but not only that, they just have so many different accessories. And that shines on an ebike like the RadRunner 3 Plus.

The powerful motor tackles hills with ease, even with up to 350 lbs of cargo, but be prepared for the more premium price tag of $2,299. If you crave a truly adaptable ebike experience, the RadRunner 3+ is worth considering, but for a more budget-friendly option, check out the RadWagon.

Check out our full RadRunner 3 Plus Review.

2. Velotric Go 1: Value Champion ($1,299)

If you’re dipping your toes into the ebike world, the Velotric Go 1 is a fantastic budget option. This feature-packed package includes fenders, a rear rack, headlights & more, saving you money and hassle. Additionally, assembly is a breeze, thanks to well-designed instructions and readily available customer support. Bring on up to 440 lbs and take on the city!

Unlike others in its class, the Go 1 features a suspension fork. Plus, the Shimano drivetrain and hydraulic brakes ensure a smooth and reliable ride. Velotric offers a 2-year warranty on the frame and motor, and its UL certified, providing peace of mind for your investment. Speaking of peace of mind, we can’t forget to mention that this ebike is compatible with Apple’s Find My, ensuring you always know where your bike is at all times. 

Check out our full Velotric Go 1 Review.

3. Blix Dubbel: Double the Power, Double the Fun ($1,499/$1,899)

For those who demand extra oomph, the Blix Dubbel boasts a dual-battery system, offering an impressive range of up to 80 miles while hauling yourself and 200 additional pounds. This translates to longer adventures and fewer charging concerns. For those on a budget a single battery version is also available but the dual batteries are where the Dubbel shines.

Blix prioritizes a smooth ride experience with its amp-based pedal assist, meaning the motor responds more naturally, never cutting off power at a certain speed. While the price reflects the premium features, the Blix Dubbel is ideal for riders who crave power and extended exploration. 

Not to mention, this ebike prioritizes riding with friends, as it currently comes with a passenger seat and foot pegs to bring someone special along for the ride. Blix is US-based and is a brand we happily recommend.

Check out our Blix Dubbel Review

5. VVolt Slice Lite: Featherweight Champion ($2,049)

If portability is your second priority to utility, the VVolt Slice Lite is your hero. Weighing a mere 52 lbs makes it perfect for urban commutes and it’s tool-free adjustable stem allows it to fit a wide variety of riders down to 4′ 9″.

Despite its lightweight frame, the Slice Lite still tops out at 20mph with its 350-watt motor (550-watt peak) and the 500-watt-hour battery is good for 20-55 miles. Its 360° illumination enhances your presence on the road, making you more visible to cars and other riders, even in low-light conditions. While its smaller wheels might not be ideal for rough terrain, the Slice Lite excels in urban environments and prioritizes easy transport of up to 40 lbs with the cargo-module.

We didn’t even mention that this ebike is belt-driven and offers a combination of torque, cadence, and speed sensors for a smooth ride.

6. Specialized Globe Haul ST: Brand Recognition and Performance ($2,800)

Specialized, a renowned bike brand, enters the utility market with the Globe Haul ST. It boasts a sleek design, sturdy build, and reliable components, living up to the Specialized name. The powerful motor and robust frame handles heavy loads with ease, making it a capable grocery hauler or errand-runner. You might as well take this ebike to Costco, because it can take on up to 419 lbs of cargo!

While the price might be steeper, you’re paying for brand recognition, bike shop convenience, and quality components. If you value established brands and prioritize performance, the Globe Haul ST is worth your consideration.

The Top Utility Ebikes of 2024: Find Your Favorite Errand Buddy

The perfect utility ebike depends on your individual needs and budget. Consider factors like range, cargo capacity, motor power and of course accessories before making your choice. With so many excellent options available, there’s a perfect ebike companion waiting to help you conquer your errands and explore further. Be sure to check out our individual reviews for a more in-depth look. We’ll be in the comments to answer your questions and hear your favorite out of the bunch.