Lectric, the US-based maker of budget electric bikes, has a new folding bike costs only $799, before taxes. That’s incredibly affordable at a time when transportation costs combined with chip and component shortages are driving prices up across the e-bike industry. Better still, it’s apparently not garbage.
electreks Micah Toll, who has ridden more US e-bikes than anyone I know, had the opportunity to ride the new pre-production Lectric XP Lite. He says it’s “the #1 electric bike I will recommend to anyone shopping on a tight budget.” Great praise.
The Lectric XP Lite builds on the company’s XP and XP 2.0 models, only it’s now lighter (but not light at 53 pounds / 24 kg with battery) and more compact, while the company says it’s also more manoeuvrable.
The Class 2 e-bike is equipped with a 300W rear hub motor (with a peak power of 720W), which reaches a top speed of 32 km/h. It is powered by a battery with a capacity of 375 Wh, which is good for about 24 km (15 miles) with only the accelerator pedal or 64 km (40 miles) in the lowest pedal assist mode.
Best of all, in the US, you can count on local shipping and support from the Arizona-based company, unlike anyone who bought this cheap but dangerous Fiido X which is now facing a global recall.
That Lectric XP Lite is available in four colors – white, blue, black and “sand” – and ships in a relatively short four to five weeks.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/12/23021623/cheap-folding-ebike-price-specs-date The Lectric XP Lite folding e-bike is only $799