Foldable bike

  • ​If you've ever tried taking a bicycle on an airplane, then you'll know what a hassle it can be to pack the things. Having a folding bike helps, although cyclist Bert Vermeulen found that even on that front, there was room for improvement. That's why he developed the ultra-flat-packing Alpaca Bike.
  • The Revolve wheel folds to a third of its diameter and back in an instant, yet provides a safe, stable, full-size 26-inch wheel for a folding bicycle or wheelchair. Announced this week in Munich, the Revolve will enable a renaissance in folding vehicle design
  • After testing the waters with beta models in Asia, the X1 Explorer has launched on Kickstarter to bring it to the US. The pedal-free electric scooter/bike should be good for nearly 40 miles of range. And its X-shaped aluminum frame can be folded to travel mode in "a split second."​​
  • ​Although there are a great many folding bike manufacturers out there, Brompton is probably the most well-respected of the bunch. Now, the company is introducing its first folding e-bike, known simply as the Brompton Electric. Among other things, it offers a range of up to 50 miles.
  • Seeing the all-new Moar e-bike for the first time is knowing that it isn't your average pedelec. The bike includes fat tires, a 750W electric drive and a battery compartment that shoots off the back of the seat post to double as a cargo rack. This e-bike just packs "moar" than average.
  • The Kwiggle Bike, which first caught our eye back in 2013, still appears to be in line for the title of most compact folding bike out there, and after an additional three years of development and tweaking, it’s finally heading for Kickstarter.
  • Tern makes some of the more interesting compact folding bikes on the market. Now it's working with a heavy-hitting partner on the electric drive side, Bosch, to present the Vektron, a compact folding bike with 250 watts of electric assist.
  • Last year, a startup based in London sought funding for the Hummingbird. After comfortably reaching its Kickstarter goal last year, the 6.7 kg (14.8 lb) carbon fiber bike is set to become a production reality with a bit of help from motorsports outfit Prodrive.
  • Two years ago, we looked at Vello, an Austrian company with its own take on the folding bicycle. Its line includes several different models built around its signature folding system, and now it also includes an electric model - or at least it will if Vello's crowdfunding campaign is a success.
  • Peugeot started life making coffee mills, before jumping into bikes in 1830. Although it's found a niche in the automotive world since, occasionally it dabbles in the two-wheeled game. The electric eF01 is the latest, aimed at making ​last mile ​​transport a sweat-free enterprise.
  • There are already a fair number of folding electric scooters to choose from, although most of those have tiny wheels and no seat. If you're looking for something a little more road- and butt-worthy, there are still some choices – and one of the latest is the Dutch-made GiGi.​
  • Seattle's Rad Power Bikes combines the electric folder, fat bike and cargo bike into a small, folding workhorse that can motor or pedal-assist groceries, tools and other cargo wherever you need to get to. It's one RadMini.