DIY-er Builds Electric Bike That Can Reach 40 MPH

From building the battery to installing the e-bike components, this video walks you through it all.
Derya Ozdemir

Electric bikes (e-bikes) are perhaps the invention of the century, enabling people to enjoy most of the benefits of biking without breaking a sweat. Moreover, they are a green alternative to commuting since they reduce fossil fuels, and on an unrelated note, congestion. They can be on the pricier side and are definitely more advanced than a regular bicycle; however, nothing can stop an avid DIY-er.

In this video, YouTuber Donny Terek builds a DIY electric bike that can reach easily 40 mph (65 km/h). What you'll see, however, is not just a DIY project that you'd see every day, it's a journey of actually building an electric bike from scratch with a high level of expertise. His execution is unbelievably clean and perfectly done, giving the video an almost meditative feel.