This is the first electric folding bike made by Brompton, the world’s biggest bicycle company. It was made in Singapore.
Brompton, the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer, announced the launch of the first run of their electric bicycles in Singapore today (April 11).
It’s called the Brompton Electric, and it’s a small, folding electric bike that allows cyclists to pedal with less effort.
It folds down to a third of its original size and weighs only 15.53 kg, making it “one of the lightest e-bikes on the market.”
For S$5,900, you can get the Brompton Electric. It comes with a lightweight battery pack that can be easily removed and fully charged in four hours.
This launch is part of Brompton’s goal to improve personal travel in Singapore, and it comes at a time when cycling is becoming more popular as the city-state shifts to cleaner modes of transportation.
Brompton’s CEO, Will-Butler Adams OBE, remarked that cities are changing, and Singapore is no exception.
“We think we’ve made a product that will encourage more people to get back on their bikes.” You feel like you have the wind at your back all day with the electric; it’s so much fun and a little cheeky as you whizz down Changi’s Jurassic Mile and get anywhere you are ready to go. “
He said he’s hoping this will appeal to the burgeoning cycling community while also setting the groundwork for future product development.
Here’s everything you need to know about e-bikes in Singapore
In Singapore, electric bikes (also known as e-bikes) are legal and can be used on roads, park connector networks, cycling routes, and shared paths. They are not, however, permitted on pedestrian walkways.
Since the beginning of the year, electric bicycle riders have had to complete an online theoretical test in order to ride on bike lanes and highways.
The goal of the legislation is to increase public understanding of active mobility standards, codes of conduct, and safe riding techniques.
Riders must also be at least 16 years old, and helmets must be worn at all times. E-bikes are likewise subject to a 25km/h speed limit.
Furthermore, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore must approve all electric bicycle types supplied and utilized in Singapore (LTA). It must have both the LTA’s orange seal and a registration plate.
According to the LTA, modifications to the bike itself are also forbidden, and violators may be punished or imprisoned.