9 Folding Electric Bikes That Are Perfect for Small Apartments

updated Jun 22, 2023
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Aventon Sinch Folding Electric Bike
Credit: Aventon

Whether it’s for a trip to the grocery store, commuting to and from work, or as a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, there’s no modern mode of transportation more convenient than an electric bike. And in case you haven’t noticed, e-bikes are popping up everywhere — and we mean everywhere. According to Presdence Research, the global e-bike market size was valued at over $17 billion in 2021 with that number expected to reach well over $40 billion by 2030 as more and more people turn to electric bikes as their preferred way to get around.

As electric bikes become increasingly popular, new and improved models are constantly hitting the market. One of the hottest choices around is the folding electric bike, an especially popular choice with city and apartment dwellers in need of an e-bike made with small-space storage in mind. Looking for a foldable electric bike of your own? We rounded up nine of the best options out there, from luxe picks worth the investment to affordable finds that won’t break the bank.

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Rad Power Bikes

If there's one brand known for its powerful e-bikes, it's Rad Power Bikes. Its foldable output — the RadExpand 5 — is a dream for those looking for a quality electric bike. Great for long-distance commutes, it offers a 45-mile charge, a 750W motor, an intuitive LED control panel, and a design made with top-of-the-line safety features (think all-weather brakes, puncture-resistant fat tires, etc.) built right in.

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was $1599.00

When Aventon released the Sinch it took the e-bike community by storm. Now its latest model, the Sinch ST, is taking the design to the next level. Made with all of the same features that made the Sinch so popular (a 500W motor with up 40 miles per charge, pedal assist, a color LED display, and off-road capability thanks to the front suspension and 4"-wide fat tires), this model features a step-through frame that makes it especially easy to mount and dismount.

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A great mid-range choice, the Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 packs a small but mighty punch. With a 250W motor, a 15.5-mile charge, and compact 14" wheels, this is a great bike for people who want something that won't break the bank. It also comes equipped with comfort and safety features like ergonomic grips, a carry handle, and front and rear reflectors.

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Lectric Bikes
was $1099.00

While offering a cheaper price tag than its high-end competitors, don't underestimate the performance of the Lectric XP 2.0. This bike comes with a 500W motor that offers a 45-mile charge, five levels of pedal assist, and durable fat tires coupled with adjustable front fork suspension. Best of all, it comes with everything you need right out of the box, including fenders and a rear rack.

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For a foldable electric mountain bike, there's one that tops the list: the VIVI Electric Bike. This full-suspension bike has a 21-speed transmission system for some of the strongest natural climbing ability you'll find. Topped off with a powerful 350W motor that offers an up-to-50-mile charge, anti-slip tires for excellent traction, and an LED smart meter button, this foldable wonder will make you more than happy.

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Blix Bike
was $1899.00

With a sleek design and a fast charge, the Vika+ Flex is a bike you won't want to miss. Compact and complete with a carrying bag, this bike has a 500W motor, offers 45 miles of charge, integrated LED headlights and taillights with brake light, front and rear fenders, ergonomic handlebars, and a seven-speed gear shifter. It also gets an upgrade from the previous model with mechanical disc brakes for increased safety.

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was $499.99

The most affordable find on this list, the Jetson Bolt is the ultimate cost-conscious pick. Offering up to 15 miles per charge, this bike features a 250W motor and an aluminum alloy frame for a construction that's sturdy without being weighty. Not to mention, it's super sleek and easy on the eyes.

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The HOVSCO HovBeta is an absolute dream e-bike. Alongside a 750W motor, 60-mile charge, and a durable aluminum design, this foldable e-bike features a torque sensor pedal assist system for less resistance going uphill and a safer downhill ride. It's also compatible with the HOVSCO App, which connects to the bike and its LCD display to track things like speed and travel time as well as your overall trip. Our favorite safety feature? The front and rear safety riding lights!

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Brompton has a reputation for two things: great bikes and a higher price tag. But if you're looking to make an investment in the ultimate foldable electric bike, the Brompton C Line is the one for you. The lightest pick on this list, the C-Line comes in at just 38 pounds, making this a great pick for anyone looking for an easy-to-lift bicycle. It also features a 250W motor, a 45-mile charge, and one of the most compact folds around.