The Brompton Electric folding bike is officially available for reserve in the UK now. It has the same folded size as the non-electric version and will retail at expensive price tags from £2,595 to £2,755.

The bike is equipped with a 250W front hub motor and you have 4 assistive modes, ranging from no assistance to a high level of assistance. At the highest mode, it would help you ride effortlessly and climb long hills easier. Brompton has a minimal approach with this electric bike since it doesn’t have any button to change the assistance level; you just pedal like normal and the motor will kick in automatically when you need it.

The engine is powered by a battery which can be integrated neatly into a shoulder bag. You can also use the battery to charge your mobile devices. The Brompton Electric will come with the standard battery bag (1.5L) but you can also upgrade to the bigger commuter bag (20L) at an extra cost of £130. If you need to carry a laptop, you will need the commuter bag.

The top of the battery has some useful info like the charge level, the assistance level and you can also change settings for the bike’s lights.

The bike is said to deliver a smooth ride thanks to the integrated torque and cadence sensor. They also don’t forget to add smart features which can be accessed via the companion iPhone app.

Now, let’s check out full specifications of the Brompton Electric.

Wheel size16″
Folded dimensions585mm x 565mm x 270mm (23″ x 22.2″ x 10.6″).
ColorsGloss black or Gloss white
Speeds2-speed or 6-speed
Weight– 2-speed: 13.7kg (30.2 lbs) – 16.6kg (36.6 lbs) total with battery
– 6-speed: 14.4kg (31.7 lbs) – 17.3kg (38.1 lbs) total with battery
Lights20 Lux Busch & Müller LYT
Max. load107kg (including luggage)
BrakesDual pivot brakes
Seat postsStandard, Extended, or Telescopic
Battery bag1.5L bag included
Handlebar typeM type (1015mm), H type (1075mm)
Rear frameL type (mudguard)
Charger 
Standard charger (included)2A charger (80% charge in 3-3.5 hours, 100% in 4-5 hours)
Fast charger (optional accessory)4A charger (80% charge in 1.5-2 hours, 100% in 2.5-3 hours) – additional £115
  
Battery 
Voltage36V
Capacity8.55Ah
Energy density300Wh
Range25-50 miles / 40-80km
USB port to charge portable devices5V 1.5A
Integrated HMILED display
Weight2.2kg
  
Assistance 
Assistance modes4 (0-1-2-3)
SensorsContactless bottom bracket torque and cadence sensor
  
Motor 
TypeBrushless DC front motor
Nominal output power250W
Cut off speed15.5 mph / 25 kmh
FreewheelVery low resistance when riding without assistance
Price£2,595 – £2,755 (UK), $3,499 – $3,649 (US) for 2-speed and 6-speed versions

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