Britain’s biggest cycle company has unveiled the world’s first electric bike. The Brompton Electric allows riders to choose between cycling and riding, with a built-in option to switch over to electric with the push of a button. When the power kicks in, Brompton’s 300-watt battery can propel you forward for up to 50 miles at 15 mph without you having to so much as pedal.
A bike that folds down to two feet can also drive you around with an engine.
Brompton has been the gold standard in urban bicycles for years. The original design came about in the 1970s, and the company has been pushing the proverbial envelope ever since. The sleek design, custom capabilities, and folding action of Brompton bikes quite frankly make them worth every penny of their $1,000-plus price tags. Bromptons are the sleekest, smartest, and easily the most convenient option for commuters traveling by bike in busy cities.