You might know that bicycles have been around since 1817 when German Baron Karl von Drais built a brake-less, pedal-less prototype called the velocipede. That invention was followed by a bunch of pedal versions (somewhat) affectionately called “boneshakers” in the 1860s. But did you know the first electric bikes rolled out in the 1880s? Shocking, right? Here’s what to look for when checking out the latest e-bikes.