An electric bike or e-bike is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor. The pedal, handle, and typically look like a standard bike but have the benefits of electric help, which requires less overall energy, and allows for the rider to travel longer and at faster speeds with ease. An electric bike typically offer the rider a boost option, however riders are generally required to pedal in consistency when the charge runs out. An electric bike have the main components like motor, battery, and controller all combined right into the design of the bike. They are meant to complement human power but cannot replace it. Most electric bikes on a flat road or path can go speeds of about 20-25 miles per hour.
E-bikes need charging like any other battery-powered device. Charging the battery is as simple as plugging it into a wall plug. Charging can take anywhere between 2-8 hours. Depending on the an e-bike, they have various range abilities which can be used by pedal or reduced electric help when going up hills that require more battery power.
An electric bike has the additional components of an electric motor, battery, controller, etc.
Proper electric bike maintenance is not much of a difference than the maintenance needed for any other bicycle. However, it is true that electric bicycle services are bit of a work.