Updated: Jun 7, 2022
!From fat folders to slimmed-down city dwellers, this video with Griffin Hales features some of the best folding electric bikes on the market in 2022
From premium folding e-bikes lauded for their design and functionality to fat tire adventure folders made to pack down for storage, folding e-bikes are a dime-a-dozen nowadays. They span nearly every category of e-bike and every price point, so it can be difficult to choose what electric folder fits your needs best. That’s why EBR’s team of e-bike experts put together this list.
The storage and portability of bicycles has long been a problem the world has been trying to solve. Patents for early versions of folding bikes (more accurately characterized as “break away” bikes during this time period) go back as far as the late 1800’s, but there’s evidence they may have existed even before then. The design really picked up steam in the dense cities of Europe as a smart transportation solution for commuters who needed a lightweight, compact bike that would fit easily on public transportation or into tight offices. The bikes are still popular for that use today, but the advent of e-bikes has adapted the folding design into a very broad range of uses. There’s now versions built with fat tires and light suspension, built for adventuring on light off-road paths; there’s cargo versions that can pack down for storage; and even some that are the size of a full-size e-bike. Motors have made this bike more appealing and more useful to the masses.
Because the category of folding e-bikes has grown so diverse, we’ve done our best to mimic that by making this list as broad as possible. On it, you’ll find folding e-bikes that can be used as commuters, city bikes, adventure bikes and everything in between. The one thing they all have in common, is they all fold up.
Our Best Folding Electric Bikes 2022
Best Class II Electric Folding Bike:Rad Power Bikes RadExpand 5
Best Cheap Electric Folding Bike:Lectric XP 2.0
Best Class III Electric Folding Bike:Aventon Sinch ST
Best Modular Electric Folding Bike:Blix Vika+ Flex
Another Great Class III Electric Folding Bike:MOD City +
Best Premium Electric Folding Bike:GoCycle G4
Best Electric Folding Bike For Cargo:Tern Vektron
Best “Original” Electric Folding Bike:Brompton Electric Line
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