I prefer electric bicycle(assuming it is an bicycle that has a setup that can reasonably be pedaled with and two wheels). Ebike and all the variants you mentioned have become so misused that the phrase now has an extremely vague meaning at best. To most, ebike could mean electric motorcycle, electric bicycle, electric moped, electric trike, nearly anything with wheels and an electric motor. In the spirit of clear communication, I prefer not to use shortened terms unless I define them shortly after using them. To illustrate, ebike(electric bicycle), cycle analyst version 3 (CAv3) and so on.
One area where this becomes a problem involves the categories of this forum and the vague relay of key information. Some guy has a question about his electric motorcycle, sees the ebike section and assumes that that is where he needs to go to post his question.
Call things what they are.
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on Sep 15 2014 4:37am, edited 1 time in total.