Finding the best folding electric bike for your budget and lifestyle is a challenging task, especially when foldable ebikes are relatively new in the market. With so many different designs and features, the whole process can be quite overwhelming. In this blog, we compare the best folding electric bikes available in 2021. We have identified 14 key metrics to evaluate an electric bike and ranked each folding ebike we selected accordingly. Even if your favorite is not on the list you can still use the evaluation parameters to rank them with the knowledge you gain in this blog post.

Voltbike Mariner Folding Electric Bike

#10 – Voltbike MARINER Folding Electric Bike

Voltbike Mariner is an affordable folding electric bike with a powerful motor and a relatively long battery range. This ebike is great for someone who rides on both trails and pavement. It has a variety of add-ons and accessories that allow riders to customize their purchase to suit their needs. Despite being foldable, the Voltbike Mariner is still rather large in size and it will definitely take up a lot of space if you are planning in keeping it in an apartment or condo.

Price: $1,949.00 CAD

Weight30.85kg
Motor500W
SystemBafang (8fun)
Battery48V 16Ah

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart Voltbike Mariner Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 56/100

This folding electric bike scores high on its design, transmission reliability, performance, and component grade. The ebike uses Panasonic battery cells and Bafang system which are known for their reliability. The electric bike loses most points on its weight and size.  At 30kg, the weight not only decreases range of the ebike but also makes it difficult to transport and store. The frame is also larger than most folding electric bikes which negates its folding capabilities. Overall, this is a solid ebike and a really good option for someone who is interested in riding off-road.

Benelli Foldcity Folding Electric Bike

#9 – Benelli Foldcity Folding Electric Bike

The Benelli Foldcity folding electric bike compact and features a wide range of ergonomic adjustments. It can easily fit into a mid-size car and with a 300W hub motor, it can tackle long urban commutes with ease. It also has a Shimano 7 speed transmission which is a great asset when you are not using the pedal assist. The design minimalistic which helps with the folding and for easy storage.

Price: $1,899.99 CAD

Weight22kg
Motor250W
SystemShengyi Rear Hub Motor
Battery24V 8Ah

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart Benelli FoldCity Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 59/100

The Benelli FoldCity scored perfectly for its reliable transmission and scores high on style, ergonomics, and transportability. Its simple yet unique design eye-catching without being too busy. The ebike scores low in performance due to its smaller motor which could cause trouble in areas with hills and rough terrain.  The range of this ebike is also low and servicing this electric bike might prove to be challenging due to its unique components. Overall, it is a great option for someone who appreciates minimalistic design and is purchasing their first electric bike.

RadPower RadMini 4 Folding Electric Bike

#8 – RadMini 4 Folding Electric Bike

RadMini 4 is a heavy-duty folding electric bike with a strong frame, wide tires, and hefty weight. It’s fat tires perform well on a variety of challanging off-road terrain. This folding electric bike is powered by a 500W , 80Nm torque motor which provides more than enough for a steep hill. Additionally, with a payload capacity of 125kg and a long range, it is one of the best folding electric bikes on the market.

Price: $2,000.00 CAD

Weight30kg
Motor500W
SystemBafang
Battery48V 14Ah (672Wh)

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart RadPower RadMini 4 Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 61/100

This folding electric bike scores high on most of the metrics except for weight, storage, and transportability. With a heavy weight of 30kg it is difficult to carry and the wide tires take up a lot of space even when it is folded. In addition, the fat tires also make the Radmini 4 difficult to ride without the power assist. Overall, it is a solid ebike sold by a company with a well-established network for service and support.

Brampton Discover Folding Electric Bike

#7 – Brompton Discover Folding Electric Bike

Brompton Discover is very compact even when it is compared to the compact bike segment. It can fold in three places which enables it to fit easily in most places. This folding electric bike is powered by a 250W hub motor and with a 300Wh battery it can easily give you 30 km of range. Brompton offers two gear reduction versions where you will have to pay extra for higher gear reduction.

Price: $1,899.99 CAD

Weight14.5kg
Motor250W
SystemUnknown
Battery36V 8Ah

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart Brompton Discover Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 62/100

This folding electric bike scores perfectly on style and design due to its unique look which is for sure a head turner. The ebike scores perfectly on transportability and storage as well due to its compactness. The biggest issue with owning this electric bike is the difficulty to find spare parts, the access to service centers, and the limited accessories available. The price is also on the higher scale which can be heavy on the pocket!

Carbo Model X Folding Electric Bike

#6 – Carbo Model X Folding Electric Bike

A decent looking folding electric bike with all different kind of adjustments, this ebike can easily fit into a mid size car. With a 300W hub motor, it can easily carry you for any urban commute. It also has Shimano 7 speed transmission which is great when you are not using pedal assist. This folding electric bike has a pretty straightforward design which helps with the folding and easy storage.

Price: $̶3̶,0̶2̶5̶.9̶9̶ C̶A̶D̶  $2,877.99 CAD

Weight13.3kg
Motor250W
SystemBafang Bluetooth
Battery36V 7Ah

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart Carbo Model X Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 62/100

The motor power and the battery capacity is low but with less weight and short range this can be fit for any sedan car storage and we gave it highest markets in design and style as well. Apart from the weight and carbon fiber construction, this folding electric bike also lacks on some basic features like gear reduction. The motor on this ebike is not a very strong and coupled with low capacity battery users can find themselves limited on range. This electric bike doesn’t feature many accessories which is why it’s ranked the lowest in that category.

Quantum Crescent Folding Electric Bike

#5 – Quantum Crescent Folding Electric Bike

Quantum Crescent Folding Electric Bike have a mid-drive motor design, it is powered by a 250W motor and has a 400Wh removable battery which is attached under the seat. This configuration gives you the flexibility to remove and charge the battery easily. You can also carry an extra battery to double your range if that is what you desire. It provides an autonomy range of 50km and can carry a rider with a maximum 109Kg of weight. This folding electric bike features an 8 speed shifter and 4 levels of pedal assist. 

Price: $4,099 CAD

Weight20kg
Motor250W
SystemBosch active line+
BatteryBosch 400Wh

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart Quantum Crescent Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 64/100

This folding electric bike features Bosch system which has the advantage of smart interface but comes with the challenge of finding parts and keeping up with maintenance. If you break the chain then you cannot run the bike with electric power, on top of that spare part costs and the serviceability is an issue with such a highly specialized system. The price is quite high on this folding electric bike which is why it scores amongst the lowest in the pricing category.

ENVO Lynx Mini 16 Best Foldable Electric Bike

#4 – Envo Lynx Mini Folding Electric Bike

ENVO Lynx Mini is a compact and lightweight folding electric bike. It has the capability to carry a 100kg rider and is powered by a 250W motor which can take you up 7-8% road grade. The range on this folding electric bike is up to 30km.

Price: $1,399.00 CAD

Weight14.5kg
Motor250W
SystemENVO E-Assist System
Battery36V 6.4Ah LG/Panasonic

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart ENVO Lynx Mini 16 Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 64/100

The Lynx Mini folding electric bike ranks high on its price, transmission reliability, storage and transportability. The support and after sales service network is also reliable. Most of the spare parts are easily available and does not cost an arm and a leg. The ebike loses points on its adjustability, performance, and range but regardless it is the best starter folding electric bike on this list. It’s affordable price makes it a much more sweeter deal!

Tern Vektron S10 (Generation 2) Folding Electric Bike

#3 –  Tern Electric: Vektron S10 (Generation 2) Folding Electric Bike

The Vektron S10 can also be called as the Mini Cargo electric bike. It offers you a heavy duty frame with a Bosch Performance drivetrain, which can provide you 65Nm of torque. It has been equipped with puncher protected 20” tires and offers 10 speed Shimano Deore. The ebike comes with a heavy duty rack which can have a custom attachments like a child seat or a custom built storage unit.

Price: $5,499 CAD

Weight23kg
Motor250W
SystemBosch Performance
BatteryBosch 400Wh

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart Tern Vektron S10 Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 66/100

The Vektron S10 Folding Electric Bike scores the highest on its style and design, the heavy-duty frames reeks of reliability without compromising on weight or performance. The Bosch Performance system is among the best in the market. Overall, it is a great folding electric bike but we believe that even its great specifications do not justify the price tag. Additionally, it has a mid drive motor which comes with its reliability issues.

Biktrix Kutty Customizer Folding Electric Bike

#2 – Biktrix Kutty Customizer Folding Electric Bike

The Kutty Folding Electric Bike from Biktrix is a unique combination of compactness and power. It features a powerful 750W motor, a step through design, and 4’’ fat tires which makes it perfect for off road applications. Biktrix also offers 500W limitation on the motor power to make it street legal in Canada. Biktrix’s Kutty Customizer have focused on comfort by providing a wider seat.

Price: $2,299.oo CAD

Weight22kg
Motor250W
SystemShengyi Rear Hub Motor
Battery24V 8Ah

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart Biktrix Kutty Customizer Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 67/100

The Kutty Customizer Folding Electric Bike is scored perfectly for its reliable transmission and also scores high on style, design, ergonomics, and transportability. It’s simplicity yet uniqueness merged well that the overall visual compliments each other and the white frame color really compliments the design. The ebike scores low in performance due to its smaller motor which could be troublesome in areas with hills and steep roads. The range on this electric bike is also on the lower side and it is difficult to find tailored service for this ebike. Overall, it is a great option for someone whose looking to buy their first folding electric bike.

ENVO Lynx 20 Best Folding Electric Bike

#1 – Envo Lynx Folding Electric Bike

ENVO Lynx 20 is the bigger brother of ENVO Lynx Mini. This affordable folding electric bike is equipped with a 350W motor and its battery allows a range of up to 100km. The frame size is comfortable and ergonomic which is not too big that it becomes difficult to store. Furthermore, it features a gear reduction feature which was missing in the Lynx Mini.

Price: $2,179.00 CAD

Weight21kg
Motor350W (500W Max)
SystemENVO E-Assist System
Battery36V 12.8Ah/Panasonic

Quality Score from 100

Best Folding Electric Bike in 2021 chart ENVO Lynx 20 Folding Electric Bike

Total Score: 74/100

Overall, this model of ENVO Lynx addresses the shortcomings of ENVO Lynx Mini while holding onto its strengths. The design is similar but due to the bigger wheel size it is more ergonomic. Power and range is enough for most on-road uses and even with its larger built and heavier weight, storing this electric bike is not a challenge.

You can also read about the comparison between Urban Electric eBikes and Step Through eBikes as part of our blog series.

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