Foldable electric bikes aren’t exactly new, but if you’re looking for an alternative to all the models that are currently available, Brompton has just unveiled their very own foldable electric bicycle, a project that the company has apparently been working on in secret for the past several months.
If you’re a fan of Brompton’s bicycles, you may have subscribed to their newsletter and it appears that in the past several months, Brompton has been teasing their newsletter subscribers about a certain project that they have mysteriously dubbed “Project X”. Each newsletter apparently contained a storyline about “Project X” which we’re guessing was designed to build suspense and anticipation.
The project has finally been revealed and while speculation has led to a possible fully titanium bicycle or a carbon fibre folding bike, it turned out to be an electric folding bike which has been given the moniker, the eBrompton. No pictures are available yet (the one above is just Brompton’s regular folding bicycle) and details are scare at the moment. All Brompton has opted to say at this point is that it will sport a “powerful electric motor” that will “outperform its peers”.
The eBrompton is expected to be rolled out first in the UK and Germany come 2012, followed up by a worldwide release in 2013.