As we start to head back to the office, the thought of using public transport might be filling you with dread, which - to be honest - is totally natural. Apart from the obvious concerns regarding sanitisation and health safety, that long tube or bus ride to the office - or both, if you're extra lucky - can be tedious and time-consuming.
Here's where electric bikes come in. If you live in a big city, then riding a bike just makes sense. You're helping the environment, avoiding gridlock traffic and saving yourself from overcrowded spaces first thing in the morning. It's a win-win situation.
By choosing an electric folding bike, you'll be making your life much easier when it comes to saving space or packing your bike away in a car for a road trip. In the (very likely) scenario that you get caught in the rain mid-cycle, having a bike that folds will make going on public transport less fiddly, too.
We've done the hard work and rounded up the best folding electric bikes currently on the market. Shop our top picks below.
Related: The best electric bikes under £1,000
Best folding electric bikes 2021:
Best budget electric folding bike
If you're looking for a high-quality electric folding bike that's under £1,000, then look no
Best lightweight electric folding bike
Getting around has never been easier than with the Carrera folding bike. Whether you're leisure
Don't let the small size of this bike fool you; the RadMini is small but mighty and packs a punch
Best mountain electric folding bike
The Ancheer bike is great for those who like a little adventure. The rear disc brake design and
Equipped with a 750W powerful motor, this folding electric bike will have you cruising
This sweet little e-bike will last you 40 miles, give you full thumb throttle control, as well as
What is an electric bike?
An electric bike has a battery-powered motor to give you that extra push while you're riding. The rechargeable battery can travel up to 15 miles per hour, which is a much quicker pace than a normal bike.
What are the advantages of an electric bike?
Thanks to the pedal boost, electric bikes can help reduce the impact on your knees and legs, especially when cycling on an incline.
E-bikes also promote health and fitness, as well as eliminate the need for driving a motor vehicle. This is beneficial both in terms of finances but also reduces pollution and earthly impact.
Are electric bikes legal in the UK?
As long as you are over 14, and your bike is classed as an 'electrically assisted pedal cycle' (EAPC), then you can legally ride an electric bike in the UK. You won't need a license, and you also won't need to register your bike.
To see whether your bike meets the criteria for the EAPC, head over to read the government's checklist.
Marina Avraam is a Commercial Content Writer for WhatsTheBest, and also writes for Yours.co.uk, heatworld and Closer across beauty, tech, and lifestyle.
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