Tern is to launch its first electric folding bike. The eLink is based on the existing Link.
"E-bikes are great but they generally aren’t very compact or portable," said Joshua Hon, co-founder of Tern. "Lack of portability creates two problems for the rider – an inability to combine an e-bike with other forms of transport and lack of options to store the e-bike inside, safe from thieves. Portability is our specialty and the eLink, solves these two issues neatly."
The eLink weighs 21 kg and folds in under 10 seconds. It is equipped with mudguards, rack, chainguard, and lights. The bike features a Shimano Nexus 8 internal hub and Schwalbe Big Apple tyres.
The eLink uses a 250W Bafang mid-motor with four levels of power support. The 36V lithium battery with 374Wh allows for a range of up to 50 kilometres. The eLink will be available in December and will retail for 1699 Euros.